It seems like only last month that the Honda HR-V was launched in Malaysia and became one of the hottest-selling SUVs right away. But it’s actually been in the market since February 2015 and as is typical of Japanese models, there’s an update about halfway through the generation cycle and the time has come.

Honda Malaysia will soon be introducing the updated model and those who want to be the early owners can place their booking from today at all 95 Honda authorized dealers nationwide. Those who make a booking will receive a Petronas Gift Card worth RM1,000 (for vehicles registered before October 31, 2018)

The HR-V has been No. 1 for 3 consecutive years in the compact SUV segment and up till the end of June, more than 72,000 units were sold. It is currently the second best-selling Honda model, accounting for 16% of overall sales this year.

“On behalf of Honda Malaysia, I would like to thank Malaysians for their continuous trust and support towards Honda. We have received overwhelming bookings during the zero-rated GST period of June 2018. Due to the surge in bookings, waiting period for certain Honda models is between 3 to 4 months. Rest assured, Honda Malaysia is working hard to deliver the new vehicle to all the owners,” said Honda Malaysia’s Managing Director & CEO, Toichi Ishiyama.

Mr. Ishiyama said that the new version, which will continue to have a 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine, has a sportier appearance. “The enhancement in terms of exterior, features and also safety has resulted this model to be a complete package for customers,” he added.

With this updated model, the company will also include a new RS variant in the range. This is said to ‘exude a bold and powerful expression made possible by the overall exterior design’. The RS variant features Honda’s ‘Solid Wing Face’ concept and sports a new set of headlights incorporating newly-designed LED Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED foglights and rear combi LED guide lights. It is fitted with 18-inch dual-tone Alloy Wheels and has a new colour – Passion Red Pearl.

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