Honda HR-V Hybrid - Full details
Honda is among the most reliable auto manufacturers in the country with an impressive line-up including the HR-V, which now comes with a hybrid set-up aside from the conventionally powered petrol version.
The five-seater SUV sits below Honda’s seven-seater SUVs, such as CR-V and BR-V. It has been among the most revered Honda cars in Malaysia, and recent updates have helped it evolve as a modern-day SUV backed by comfort and reliability. Following footsteps with the changing trends, Honda has been quick to adapt and bring a hybrid variant of its popular SUV.
The Honda HR-V specs vary from its petrol version as it sources power from Honda’s tried and tested 1.5-litre, i-VTEC unit, conjunct to a hybrid set-up. In comparison to competitors, it is the only model to benefit from a hybrid set-up, which gives it a push in the segment that has been on an all-time high, courtesy surge in demand.
Considering the transformation in the auto market globally, hybrids and EVs are set to take the centre stage in future. Hence, the Honda HR-V hybrid has a great potential to capture the market, being a pioneer in the segment. Let us find about everything you need to know about the HR-V hybrid in detail.
What is the difference in cost in the petrol version and Honda HR-V hybrid?
The hybrid version of HR-V is based on the V variant, which comes for RM 118,800, while the Honda HR-V hybrid is available at a price point of RM 120,800, which brings the difference in cost to RM 2,000. The Honda HR-V price list for the entire line-up is mentioned in the table below.
Honda HR-V price in Malaysia
Honda HR-V 1.8L E
Honda HR-V 1.8L V
Honda HR-V Hybrid
Honda HR-V RS
Honda HR-V hybrid engine and specifications
Honda uses its 1.5-litre, direct injection, four-cylinder petrol engine for the hybrid variant.
This unit works with a high-power lithium-ion battery. And the CVT gearbox is accompanied by a shift by wire gear stick tailored for Honda hybrids. The combined power output and other details for the hybrid version are provided in the table.
1.5-litre, four-cylinder i-VTEC
132 PS at 6,600 rpm, Motor:
156 Nm at 4,600 rpm , Motor:
7-spee Dual-clutch transmission
The combined power output for the petrol unit and high-power lithium-ion battery is 152 PS, and the combined torque is 190 Nm. Suspension set-up comprises of MacPherson Strut at the front and torsion beam at the rear. Force to retard speed comes from ventilated disc brakes in front and solid discs at the back. An electric parking brake is also part of the braking system.
What is the Honda HR-V hybrid mileage?
Honda has equipped the hybrid variant with Sport Hybrid i-DCD system, which improves fuel economy. Also, the electric servo brake system enables a greater battery recharge rate during braking, enhancing the braking comfort, hence offering a longer ride in EV mode.
Honda HR-V Hybrid exterior
Before we discuss HR-V’s exterior styling, here is a look at the dimensions.
The styling on the hybrid version is identical to its petrol version, save for the hybrid badging. In front, there is Honda’s quintessential wide hexagonal grille, found in most of the Honda cars. A thin chrome strip sits right above it, featuring Honda’s logo in the centre. At the edge are angular headlamps are reminiscent of the Honda Civic. These halogen headlamps also feature integrated daytime running lights.
View from the side is more contemporary, courtesy the curvy roofline that lends a coupe-like look. Other elements such as side body cladding, side mirrors with turn signals, integrated door handle in C-pillar and chunky alloys reinforce sporty character. Moving to the rear, the raked in windscreen is in sync with the coupe-like semblance. The large tail-lamps and small tailgate design is a bit of a put-off, compared to the front and side facets.
Honda HR-V hybrid interior
It shares copiously with other Honda cars when it comes to interior styling. The all-black colour scheme works well for HR-V. Akin to new generation Honda cars, this one also comes with steering wheel-mounted with rounded audio buttons, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control. Also, the instrument cluster with blue backlit console reiterates sporty flair on the inside. While it packs a host of comfort amenities, the 8-way driver power seat, sport pedal, 7-inch audio system and full leather seat covers have been left out, which are available with the higher petrol-only variants.
Other vital features that are part of the kit are listed below.
- Smart entry with push start button
- ECON button
- Power folding door mirrors
- Paddle shift
- One touch lane change
- Steering control switch
- Auto air conditioner
- High deck centre console with armrest
- ULTRA seats
- 6.8-inch audio system
- HDMI port
- Hands-free telephone
- Accessory port
Honda HR-V Hybrid safety suite
It shares the standard kit with the rest of the variants, save for the Honda LaneWatch Camera that has been skipped. This feature comes only with the regular V and RS trims.
The rest of the feature list is as follows.
- Dual front airbags
- Side airbags
- Side curtain airbags
- Autoamtic brake hold
- Anti-lock-braking system
- Electronic brakeforce distribution
- Hill start assist
- Vehicle stability control
- Emergency stop signal
- Rear seat ISOFIX
- Multi-angle rear view camera
- Security alarm with immobilizer
The hybrid version was introduced last year, and while it doesn’t have any direct rival, since most of the models in this space miss out on a hybrid variant, Peugeot 2008, Toyota Rush, Mazda CX-3 and Renault Captur are in the fray. Hopefully, more hybrids will be seen in this segment in future. As for now, Honda HR-V is dominating with the majority of sales coming its way.
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