Honda Malaysia has recently announced a new interior colour addition to the HR-V RS – a classy dark brown leather. Customers of the HR-V RS can now choose between the new classy dark brown leather interior and the existing stylish black leather interior, to suit their lifestyle and personalities. This new interior colour is fitted into the centre console, front panel, driver and passenger seats (front and rear) as well as door panel lining. The new dark brown leather interior is exclusively introduced for the Malaysian market and is now available for booking at 101 Honda authorised dealers nationwide.
Launched in 2015, there are more than 91,000 units (as of May 2020) of HR-V on Malaysian roads. The facelifted HR-V which was introduced in January 2019, has sold more than 19,000* units with the RS variant contributing 21% to the total facelifted HR-V sales. The Compact SUV model remains popular among Malaysians and upheld its No.1 position in the Non-National Compact SUV segment with 85% market share (as of April 2020).
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Toichi Ishiyama said, “In recent months, Malaysia has gone through an unprecedented and challenging period. All our frontliners are still working hard to fight COVID-19 pandemic and we are thankful for their sacrifices in the past months – even more so during the festive season of Hari Raya. Following the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), we have monitored the situation closely at Honda dealerships and we are pleased to observe that the public are adhering to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and social distancing measures that were implemented at our dealerships. It is also very encouraging to see the positive spirit from all Malaysians in working together for a better Malaysia. We would like to further emphasise that all
“Our Dealers Are Ready For You” – to receive customers and visitors within a safe and hassle-free environment. Our SOP and strict guidelines will remain in place for the safety and well-being of our customers and associates.”
Mr. Ishiyama also added, “The HR-V RS received overwhelming response from the market since we introduced it in early 2019. Then, based on customers’ feedback for an enhanced touch of sophistication, we introduced the stylish black leather interior for the HR-V RS. Today, we are delighted to provide yet another selection of interior styling to suit the differing personalities of our discerning customers – the new classy dark brown leather interior. We are committed to continuously improve our product offerings as we listen to customers’ feedback and market demand.”
The HR-V RS is powered by a 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC engine combined with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) to deliver a balance of performance and fuel efficiency. It is also equipped with an exciting feature – the Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering system for a sportier and responsive driving experience.
With the addition of the new dark brown leather interior colour, the HR-V RS now exudes an enhanced elegance to go with its class-leading and functional features such as the 7-inch Display Audio, Paddle Shift and Honda LaneWatch. This model also sets the benchmark in the Compact SUV segment with its popular and practical Multi-Utility Cargo Space, which offers excellent cabin and trunk space for various usage.
Standard safety features in the HR-V include Six Airbags, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Automatic Brake Hold (ABH), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Rear Seat ISOFIX.
The HR-V RS outfitted with the new dark brown leather interior is priced at RM124,800 (OTR w/o insurance), similar to the current RS variant. The HR-V RS is available in 3 colour options namely Passion Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic and White Orchid Pearl.