HondaPH launches the All-New HR-V
The All-New Honda HR-V made its Philippine debut carrying exciting upgrades that’ll surely “Heighten your Senses.” Overall, it reflects the identity of a subcompact crossover given its sleek, premium and sporty design, fun-to-drive performance, and generous space which translates to a comfortable and dynamic lifestyle.
Globally, Honda sold 3.5 million HR-V units as of December 2021, and in the Philippines, its predecessor attained sales of more than 7,000 units since it came in 2015. The All-New Honda HR-V was just launched and is ready to create a new phenomenon again in the automotive industry by offering new premium value for customers. Its launch event was held at The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion Taguig and simultaneously at Honda Cars Cebu, and was also streamed on Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.’s (HCPI) official Facebook page.
The All-New Honda HR-V was developed with the concept “Amp Up Your Life”, allowing it to become a subcompact crossover that combines functionality, safety and advanced features, sophisticated design and superior driving experience, based on three core values:
- Pleasure (enjoyable) – A pleasurable experience that appeals to all the senses and to all the occupants
- Confidence (reliable) – To drive with ease and safety, gives peace of mind and exudes power
- Aesthetics (in-style) – Sleek and elegant look, strong presence that is also attractive, beauty that enhances style.
Exterior-wise, the All-New Honda HR-V features an aggressive look that’s accentuated with premium and sporty details. Upfront, the subcompact crossover flaunts its newly shaped headlights and foglamps that houses standard LEDs with turn light signals, auto on/off function, and features Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), providing the driver that optimized visibility on the road. For the grille, the All-New HR-V V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING is fitted with a mesh type grille, while the base S CVT Honda SENSING comes with a black bar type grille. One notable design cue on the range-topping V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING is the sport type bumper with the Amp Up Line design, giving the vehicle that added character.
Going over the side, Honda’s latest crossover features a sharp body line along with a coupe-like profile which was achieved through its sloping roofline and rear door handles that are well-integrated into the C-pillar. Both variants come with a shark fin antenna and 17-inch alloys wrapped 215/60 tires, the difference between the two rims is that the range-topping V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING has a gray finish while the base S CVT Honda SENSING is treated with a black and silver color scheme. Lastly, the side is then topped off with a good amount of black cladding for that added sportiness.
One of the most striking design cues of the All-New HR-V can be found at the rear, specifically, its LED Tail Light Bar which elevate the premium and sporty vibes of the exterior. Both trims have contrasting rear bumpers, while a dual tailpipe layout with finishers is available on the V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING variant. Overall, the All-New Honda HR-V is a certified head-turner given its elevated sportiness and premium styling.
Open its doors, and the HR-V presents a human-centric cabin that’s designed with good ergonomics and treated with quality materials. It also offers optimized comfort, premium features, and subcompact crossover versatility. For starters, convenience features include an 8-inch touchscreen display audio paired with a 6-speaker sound system. The infotainment system supports various multimedia functions such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which gives the driver access to several apps.
Other creature comforts include a one push start system, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and single-zone automatic climate control with rear air vents and the new air diffusion system which evenly distributes the natural breeze to all occupants throughout the cabin. Also, for better convenience, both trims of the All-New Honda HR-V come standard with a remote engine start function, allowing the driver to start the engine with just a press of a button from the key fob.
Leather upholstery is exclusive on the V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING, whereas the base S CVT Honda SENSING gets fabric seats. As for the instrument cluster where important vehicle details are projected, the V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING features a 7-inch digital display while the S CVT Honda SENSING comes with a 4.2-inch digital display. Like other Honda vehicles, the All-New Honda HR-V also boasts its flexible interior space. Cargo loading is made more fun and easier all thanks to its ULT seats which are composed of 3 adjustable modes:
- Utility Mode – The two rear seats can be folded to increase cargo space, demonstrating Honda’s signature fold-flat flexibility at the rear.
- Long Mode – Folding front and rear seats for a lengthy space.
- Tall Mode – Honda’s unique versatility is shown in the tip-up rear seats for more vertical space. This feature is an HR-V exclusive in its segment.
The interior layout goes by Honda’s ‘man maximum-machine minimum’ principle, where the purpose of technology and design is to serve the needs of the driver and passengers. This makes the All-New Honda HR-V more user-oriented and comfortable to sit in than ever.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The Philippine-spec All-New Honda HR-V will have two engine options. Namely, a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine for the base S CVT Honda SENSING, producing 121 PS and 145 Nm of torque. While the V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING variant, on the other hand, features a 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine, making it the first-ever turbo-powered HR-V. The said engine puts out a mighty 177 PS and 240 Nm of torque. Both mills are then paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for an efficient and refined driving experience
Notably, the 3 distinct driving modes of the All-New HR-V are able to adjust its driving characteristics depending on the driver’s needs.
- ECON Mode – optimizing the operation of the engine to align with driving style to maximize fuel efficiency.
- Normal Mode – used for general and daily driving.
- Sport Mode (V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING only) – the car’s engine accelerates more readily for more fun and enjoyment when driving.
In pursuit of Honda’s global goal to realize zero traffic collision fatalities by 2050, the All-New HR-V comes standard with Honda SENSING, and making it among HCPI’s Honda SENSING line of vehicles. This provides comprehensive protection for drivers and passengers by giving warnings and automatically taking actions to reduce the risk of accidents. The following safety features include:
Like the 11th generation Civic, the All-New Honda HR-V also features the new Honda SENSING system which uses a camera with a wider field of view combined with improved software. The updated safety tech achieves better vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, and road marking recognition.
Aside from its state-of-the-art safety features the All-New HR-V also comes standard with smart keyless entry, security alarm and immobilizer, All Passenger seatbelt reminder, front and side airbags, speed-sensing door locks, ISOFIX child seat anchors, rear seat reminder, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC), which is new for the All-New HR-V, Hill-Start Assist (HSA), and many more.
Moreover, the All-New HR-V now supports the G-force Control (G-CON) body structure which enhances impact absorption for the added protection of passengers in the event a collision occurs. Its richness in safety features demonstrates Honda’s commitment to realize the dream of providing “Safety for Everyone”.
AVAILABILITY AND COLORS
The All-New Honda HR-V is now available at all 37 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide and comes in four (4) colors:
- Ignite Red Metallic
- Platinum White Pearl
- Premium Opal White Silver Pearl (New color; V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING only)
- Meteoroid Gray Metallic
The notable upgrades represent the beginning of a new chapter for Honda’s subcompact crossover, this is all thanks to its sophisticated styling, premium quality, advanced safety, and intuitive technology that would be versatile for different lifestyles.
Pricing starts at PHP 1,250,000 for the HR-V S CVT Honda SENSING, while the range-topping V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING retails at PHP 1,598,000. Inquire now and “Heighten your Senses” at any of the 37 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide or head on to HCPI’s VIRTUAL SHOWROOM at www.hondaphil.com to know more about the All-New Honda HR-V.