Following the update earlier this year to the 2021 Honda HR-V line-up, Honda Malaysia has now finally unveiled the pricing information for the HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD variant, which starts at RM113,954.82 on the road, without insurance, and inclusive of the sales tax exemptions that is valid until the 31st of December.
As a recap, the Honda HR-V Hybrid received a significant update as part of the refresh that was announced in January this year, bringing its spec sheets closer to parity with the 1.8L V variant.
On the outside, the HR-V Hybrid finally gets LED headlights, LED fog lights, LED combination tail lights, and chrome door handles as standard. As for the interior, the hybrid variant is now equipped with a new three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel.
But of course, the big ticket upgrade for the HR-V’s interior this year is the new 7-inch centre infotainment display, which also makes its appearance here on the HR-V. The new Display Audio unit supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard, and comes with two USB ports for added convenience.
The Honda HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD is also now available in the Platinum White Pearl colour, alongside Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic.
Powertrain wise, the Honda HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD remains unchanged from before. Underneath the bonnet is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine with 132 hp and 156 Nm, paired to a 22 kW (30 hp)/160 Nm electric motor for a combined output of 152 hp and 190 Nm.
The hybrid powerplant is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to send power to the front wheels. Unlike Honda’s newer i-MMD series hybrid technology as seen on the new Honda City RS, the i-DCD system is more akin to a traditional hybrid set-up, where the electric motor provides additional assistance to the petrol engine.
As mentioned above, the new 2021 Honda HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD is now priced at RM113,954.82, on the road, without insurance, and inclusive of the SST exemptions. The HR-V Hybrid was previously priced at RM120,800, although that was inclusive of the sales tax – the HR-V Hybrid was not given an SST-exempted pricing prior to this.
With the new price, customers can now essentially choose between two different powertrains with near-identical standard equipment (1.8L V and 1.5L Sport Hybrid i-DCD) at around the RM113k mark, with a price difference of only around RM500.
The 2021 Honda HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD is now available for pre-booking via Honda’s new online-booking site, linked here, or through the HondaTouch application on their smartphones. Customers can also enquire with their preferred dealership, which are now all back in operation, alongside the marque’s assembly plant in Melaka.
“We will continue to adhere to the guidelines and SOPs at our dealerships to ensure customers’ safety when visiting our dealerships,” said Honda Malaysia’s new Managing Director and CEO Madoka Chujo. “We hope that the resumption of businesses will contribute to the nation’s economic recovery phase and elevate the livelihood of Malaysians.”