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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Close up: New Honda HRV

In this blog entry, I'm posting about the Newly launched Honda HRV.   The HRV Was launched Last Thursday.  I was at 3 different Honda Showrooms.  All 3 were PACKED with people.  I can't take any decent shots due to the amount of Crowds.
An attempt to test drive takes up to 30 minutes queue.  I walked away after learning their SUPER SHORT 3km test drive routes.  Shall try again by this weekend.

Anyway, I was Surprised by the "Announced OTR Price".  It's RM6k-8k lower than Salesman estimated during Mid-Valley Preview.  

Here are the OTR prices with Insurance.

HR-V S variant - RM 99,800.00
HR-V E variant - RM 108,800.00
HR-V V variant - RM 118,800.00

So I'm not surprised that the Waiting list now stretched ranging from 1 month (S spec) to 6 months (for Ruse Black, V-spec). 

So, the photos I'm showing you is Either:

A) Official Honda Malaysia Photos 

B) Someone else photos (source clearly stated)

C) Brochure Scans

The HRV comes with 1 Engine and Gearbox Combo across the range:  
The 1.8 Engine's from Civic, producing 142ps@6500rpm and 172Nm@4300rpm.  It's mated with  CVT gearbox taken from Honda Jazz.

Unlike the Jazz and City, this HRV comes with 4 disc brakes.

S spec gets:

- 2 Airbags
- ECON Mode
- Tilt-and Telescopic steering wheel
- Black Fabric seats
- ISOFIX Child anchor point
- Flip-key keyless entry (no Push start)
- VSM+Hill start assist
- Halogen headlights
- Manual Air-conditioning
- Standard Audio with CD, AUX and USB
- 4 speakers
- Immobilizer 
- Reverse sensors
- Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold

- 16" Alloy rims with 215/60R16 Goodyear Tyres (SAME Design across the range)
- ULTRA SEATS (photo sourced: wackybecky)

S spec top up RM9k for E spec gets the following:
Above: E Spec gets all the above except Cruise Control.

1. Side mirror turning light
2. Smart entry with push start
3. Touch screen Single Zone Climate control air cond panel

4. 5" Monitor Audio (not touch screen)
5. 2 USB socket instead of one.
6. Hands free telephone steering switch control

Topup another RM10k for V spec to get the following:

7. Led and DRL headlight

8. Chrome outer door handle.
9. Rear view camera
10. Cruise control
11. Intermittent Variable wiper
12. Half leather upholstery

13 Leather steering wheel & gear knob
14. Illumination vanity mirror
15. 7" touch screen IPOD/Iphone friendly Head unit 

16. 6 speakers instead of 4
17. HDMI socket (mirror your smartphone)
18. Voice recognition (SIRI) steering switch control
19. 6 airbags instead of 2

End of Specifications walk through...

First impression rating:

1.8 S: 8/10
1.8 E: 8/10
1.8V: 9/10.

I will revise my rating upon test drive very soon.  Watch this space.

Above features are Standard across the range.

Colour Choices:

Ruse Black Metallic (NEW)

Alabaster Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Taffeta White and Crystal Black Pearl

Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words, here are the photo gallery:

 Above: Controversial Air Vents draws mixed reactions.  1 customer commented "Freeze your Wife/girlfriend to death", another said, How the blowers managed to reach the back passangers with this design?
 Above: Electric Parking brake.
 Above and below: Ultra Seats in Action.

 Above: 437 litres boot space.

Above and below: Someone commented it looks like Ssangyong Kyron (below) which I kinda agree.  What do you think?

END OF Photo galleries...

Watch this space, I shall chip in My own Photos and Test drive reviews when the crowd dies down.  Ie. by this weekend.

If you want to buy this car, call me, Jefferson Lim at 012-6852-718.  I got contact in the following Honda Showrooms:

Sumber Auto Edaran, PJ
Tenaga Setia PJ
Kah Motor Chan Sow Lin
Millenium Auto Carriage TTDI.
Global Amity Auto Seri Kembangan / Bangi
Peringgit Sri Motor, Old Klang Road.

Call me 24 hours before visiting any of these showrooms...  I shall arrange or hook up with the best Salesman/woman.  Satisfaction guaranteed...

Jefferson Lim signing off...  Only the text is my original work.  

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