All-new 2021 Honda HR-V gets more expensive in Japan; Malaysia to follow
Sanjay · Mar 12, 2021 06:00 PM
The all-new 2021 Honda HR-V - or Vezel as it is known in Japan - made its global debut last month. Although prices aren't officially announced by the carmaker, Japanese media have managed to find out its price range.
As expected, it's more expensive than its predecessor.
For the Hybrid variants, prices shot up further because they'll get a 1.5-litre petrol-electric e:HEV hybrid powertrain (similar to the one that powers our Honda City RS), superseding the i-DCD hybrid system currently used in the outgoing HR-V.
To compare, the outgoing HR-V is currently priced between RM 104k to RM 119k in Malaysia, and taking into account these increases, it's safe to not expect the next-gen to be priced this low. For reference, the Honda CR-V starts from RM 140k, and caps off at RM 163k.
There is a risk that the all-new HR-V might end up being a little too expensive for the current customer base (considering the Proton X50 and Perodua Ativa enjoys significant tax advantages), so there could be a chance the gap will be filled by the next-gen Honda WR-V instead.
Regardless, although the all-new HR-V was spotted in Thailand recently, it'll still be a while before Malaysians get a whiff of it. For now, we still have the outgoing-gen with us, and you can read our review of it below.
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.