Honda HR-V upgraded to stay competitive

By CARSIFU | 13 January 2021

PETALING JAYA: The Honda HR-V has been given some upgrades in a move to keep up with the keen competition in the B-segment SUV arena. Prices remain unchanged.

All four variants are now equipped with a new 7-inch display infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity; two new USB ports are added in the centre console for added convenience.

A fresh colour option called Platinum White Pearl replaces the existing White Orchid Pearl.

In addition, the hybrid variant gets exterior upgrades consisting of LED headlights, LED guide taillights and LED front fog lights. Completing the new styling are the new Chrome Door Handles and 3 Spoke Leather Steering Wheel.


The HR-V competes with the Subaru XV, Mazda CX-30, Hyundai Kona and the elephant in the room, the Proton X50.

The HR-V was introduced to Malaysia in 2015 and there are currently over 98,600 units on Malaysian roads. The facelifted HR-V in January 2019 saw the introduction of the RS and Sport Hybrid variants for the first time.

At present, the HR-V is available in 4 variants; namely the E, V, RS and Sport Hybrid i-DCD. They are priced as follows: RM104,000.214 for E variant; RM113,421.924 for V variant and RM118,581.814 for RS variant. The company said the price of the hybrid would be announced at a later date.

In 2020, the HR-V emerged as the third best-selling model, contributing 17% to Honda Malaysia’s total sales.


The V variant recorded the most promising sales numbers with 41% contribution to total sales of the HR-V.

Honda Malaysia said the most popular colour for this model was Passion Red Pearl, which accounted for 30% of total HR-V sales received.

The HR-V remained the favourite amongst Malaysians, maintaining its No. 1 position in the non-national compact SUV segment with a 73% market share as at November 2020.

To place a booking for the enhanced HR-V, customers can do so online at or visit any of Honda Malaysia’s authorised dealers. Note that operating hours follow MCO rules instituted by the Government.

For more information, customers can call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to