After launching the all-new Honda Vezel (or HR-V as it is known here) in Japan just last month, Honda has revealed an overwhelming response for the new SUV.

A total of about 30,000 orders have been received since the all-new HR-V and as of the 24th of May, Honda has collected over 32,000 orders, roughly a month after its launch.

According to Honda, that’s six times more than its projected monthly sales plan. The company was only projecting 5,000 units a month prior.

The new HR-V consists of a petrol powered 1.5-litre model with 118 hp and 142 Nm and e:HEV model much like the new City RS. In the e:HEV model, u get a 106 hp and 127 Nm from a 1.5-litre engine used primarily to charge an electric motor with an output of 131 hp and 253 Nm.

Honda also claimed that buyers of the new HR-V include those who have previously owned hatchbacks, minivans, sedans, and SUVs. Buyers of this new HR-V also included those who are upgrading from the previous generation HR-V.

Interestingly, 93% of buyers have opted for the e:HEV model while only 7% went for the purely petrol-powered models. As for drivetrain, 81% of buyers chose to go with the front-wheel drive model, while the rest opted for all-wheel drive.

As for colour options, the top 3 most selected colours were Platinum White Pearl (33%), Crystal Black Pearl (18%) and Premium Sunlight White Pearl and Black (6%).

According to Honda, customers chose the HR-V due to several key factors; the two-motor hybrid system (e:HEV) that offers smooth and quiet driving with low fuel consumption, the spacious cabin, the sleek design and the enhanced Honda Sensing driver assistance system.

Bet you’re excited already for its arrival in Malaysia!


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