Bangkok, Thailand - Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. introduced the new Honda HR-V, a premium sport crossover that offers added value of modern functionalities for maximum comfort in all variants and compliance with the new tax rates. Orders begin today with delivery scheduled to start at the beginning of 2016.
Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Chief Operating Officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “Currently, customers are more interested in and turning to use SUVs. It could be clearly seen that HR-V received a highly favorable response with orders exceeding 40,000 units since its launching date and delivery of more than 28,000 units. As a result, Honda HR-V has become the top of the overall crossover/SUV segment. In further response to the demand of customers, especially customers in compact and higher segments, we are introducing the new Honda HR-V that offers added value with premium functionalities for maximum comfort including a product development to minimize impacts on its retail prices under the new tax rates.”
The new Honda HR-V comes with more convenient equipment, including 8-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat (available with E, E Limited and EL variants) and upgraded standard equipment in all variants, such as Paddle Shift, Cruise Control System, 6.1-inch Touch Screen Display Audio that support smartphone connectivity, and a Multi-angle Rearview Camera with three-level adjustment, and sporty alloy wheels.
Honda HR-V was developed based on a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that combines a sport coupe style with multi-functionality of a minivan. Its exterior design comes with the dynamic body and distinctive character lines all around. With overall dimensions of 1,772 mm. in width, 4,294 mm. in length, and 1,605 mm. in height, Honda HR-V is the automobile that will serve all needs and functional requirements.
The interior design provides spaciousness and comfort of a sport utility vehicle with modern equipment for convenience. The utility space and rear cargo areas are ready for all uses in minivan style with a capacity of 565 liters, which could be carry three standard golf bags even with the rear seat set in normal seating position. It is also easy to load and unload large-sized luggage with optimum height and the tailgate that provides wide access of 1,180 mm. when fully opened.
The HR-V comes with multi-utility seat that offers three adjustable modes – Utility Mode, Tall Mode, and Long Mode – to serve all uses.
The new Honda HR-V is powered by a 1.8-liter SOHC, 4-cylinder, 16-valve i-VTEC engine that delivers 141 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 172 Newton-meters at 4,300 rpm, together with a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams technology to enhance both driving performance and fuel economy. The engine is compatible with E85 fuel.
The new HR-V comes with a full range of premium safety systems as standard equipment in all variants:
- Electric Parking Brake that easily activates by slightly pulling up the switch on the center console
- Automatic Brake Hold that holds the brake automatically so the driver doesn't have to press the brake pedal all the time when the car is stopped
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with three adjustable rearview angles
- Six airbags: Driver i-SRS Airbag, Front Passenger SRS Airbag, Front i-Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags (only available in E Limited and EL model variants) for more confidence in all journeys
The new Honda HR-V is open for orders at the 32nd Thailand International Motor Expo on December 2 – 13, 2015 at booth No. A14 in Challenger Hall 2, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani and all Honda dealers nationwide. It is available in four variants: the S at 933,000 Baht, the E at 999,000 Baht, the E Limited at 1,050,000 Baht, and the EL at 1,099,000 Baht. It comes in five colors - Crystal Black (Pearl), White Orchid (Pearl), Morpho Blue (Pearl), Ruse Black (Metallic) and the new color; Lunar Silver (Metallic). It can be delivered early next year.
Remarks: - Features vary according to variants.
- Morpho Blue (Pearl) is exclusively available with the E, E Limited and EL variants.
- Crystal Black (Pearl) and Morpho Blue (Pearl) is an additional 6,000 baht
- White Orchid (Pearl) is an additional 10,000 baht