New generation Honda HR-V launched in Southeast Asia

ThailandNew generation crossover model sports coupe style, equipped with e:HEV engine, plus high-performance RS version, sold in 3 versions from November 19.

The new generation HR-V was first launched in the domestic market in February, in Japan, the car is called Vezel. It comes with a new, completely different design, coupe-inspired styling and a host of new technologies, Honda explains.

New generation HR-V introduced in Thailand.  Photo: Motortrivia

New generation HR-V introduced in Thailand. Photo: Motortrivia

The new grille connects to the headlights, the position of the A-pillar is repositioned to create a new look for the long and steeper hood. Depending on the version, the grille has the same body color or glossy black, new front / rear bumpers. Vehicles use standard LED lights for headlights, daytime running lights and taillights, fog lights. Sports rear spoiler, shark fin antenna, 17-inch alloy wheels.

The high-performance RS version developed for the first time in the world for the HR-V. Distinguishing points such as chrome grille, RS logo, AMP UP badging on the front / rear bumpers. Sequential LED turn signals, LED Light Strip taillights, 18-inch rims, panoramic sunroof, Metallic red exterior paint, special combination with black hood.

The interior of the HR-V 2022 has a new layout, black leather seats are standard equipment, the RS version is decorated with red contrast stitching, 8-way power driver’s seat, sports pedals, steering wheel-like upholstery. chair.

The new generation HR-V comes standard with a 7-inch TFT screen for the dashboard behind the steering wheel, an 8-inch touch screen for the infotainment system, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto connectivity, remote control. voice, wireless charging. Sound system 4-8 speakers depending on the version. The car also has automatic air conditioning, rear seat air vents, LED reading lights on/off, luggage compartment compartment, hands-free electric trunk.

The new generation HR-V uses an e:HEV hybrid powertrain with two electric motors combined with a 1.5 petrol engine, lithium-ion battery. Total capacity of 131 horsepower, maximum torque of 253 Nm. CVT gearbox. The e:HEV system has three modes, including EV, Hybrid Drive Mode and Engine Drive Mode. In addition, the versions of HR-V 2022 are equipped with a button to switch driving modes, including Econ, Normal and Sport, and a steering wheel with gearshift paddles.

The Japanese automaker applies Honda Sensing safety technology for HR-V 2022, including adaptive cruise control, departure notification, collision mitigation braking, emergency brake support, lane keeping assist, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitor, Downhill Speed ​​Control, Hill Start Assist. Multi-angle reversing camera, electronic handbrake, 6 airbags. Brakes ABS, EBD, BA.

As planned, Honda HR-V sold from November 19 with 3 versions, the price announced at the same time. In the Japanese market, the new generation HR-V costs from 21,000 USD. The car competes with rivals such as Hyundai Kona, Kia Seltos, Ford EcoSport.

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