2021 Honda HR-V: 32,000 bookings in 1 month, white e:HEV most popular!

Adrian Chia · May 26, 2021 06:33 PM

2021 Honda HR-V Exterior Design

Honda has collected over 32,000 orders in Japan for the all-new 2021 Honda Vezel (Honda HR-V) within one month since order books are open.

The higher-grade variants equipped with the e:HEV hybrid proved to be the most popular engine choice for Japanese consumers. Among the total bookings collected, 81% are front-wheel drive variants while 19% of customers opt for all-wheel drive in their HR-V.

2021 Honda HR-V Driving

Interestingly, the range-topping Play variant is not the most popular choice, instead, it’s the Z variant (one grade below Play) that makes up 76% of the orders.

The HR-V Z variant comes with a generous list of equipment such as Honda Sensing, powered tailgate, leather seats, and 18-inch alloys which are pretty much everything you need and want in a family SUV.

Also read: Make the all-new 2021 Honda HR-V look fast with these Mugen accessories

2021 Honda HR-V Interior

HR-V Play variant

2021 Honda HR-V Interior

HR-V Z variant

The Play variant adds some feel-good items such as black dual-tone roof, panoramic glass roof, Honda Connect infotainment system, wireless charger, and a dual-tone interior.

Among the colour choices offered for the HR-V, Platinum White Pear proved to be the most popular choice followed by Crystal Black Pearl.

2021 Honda HR-V Colours

Also read: Why is it so hard to buy a Toyota Alphard/Vellfire that’s not in white or black colour?

To recap, the HR-V is equipped with 2 power train choices – a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5-litre e:HEV hybrid.

The former is paired to a CVT automatic to develop 118 PS and 142 Nm of torque. As for the e:HEV, the petrol engine makes 106 PS/127 Nm and is supplemented by an electric motor with 131 PS/253 Nm.

2021 Honda HR-V Rear Design

Also read: 10 months waiting list, 2021 Honda HR-V’s is more luxurious than a Harrier, really?

Prices for the HR-V in Japan start from JPY 2,279,200 (RM 86k) to 3,298,900 (RM 125k), which is more expensive than the previous generation HR-V.

The new HR-V has been spotted roaming around the streets of Thailand but no news on whether this HR-V is coming to Malaysia or will be replaced by the cheaper WR-V.

Adrian Chia


Psychology graduate with over 4 years in the automotive industry, 3 in front of the camera. Occasionally seen at his family owned tyre shop. Will only buy cars that passes the big bottle test.

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