Before the Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge, Audi A4 Black Edition and the ludicrously named BMW X5 and X6 Black Fire Edition, Honda had a limited run of a Civic Type R Black Edition (FK2R). Now, the second car to be blacked out by Honda is the Honda HR-V. Yes, let that sink in for a moment.

As peculiar as it may be, the HR-V is the brand’s most popular crossover on sale, so it makes good business sense for Honda to give it a little spicing up. It’s based upon the standard SE variant, but gets blacked out running boards, skid plates, front grille, mirror caps and 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.

Inside, the Black Edition HR-V gets unique leather and carpet trims. Mechanically, the UK-spec HR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder i-VTEC making 129 hp and 155 Nm of torque mated either to a six-speed manual or CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) gearbox.

Prices for the Honda HR-V Black Edition start from £25,000 (RM139k), a £3,805 (RM21k) premium over the standard variant. Fancy yourself one of these?

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Adrian Chia
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