We just got word from Honda Malaysia on the local debut of its brand new SUV, the 2022 Honda HR-V. It is set to be launched here on 14 July, which is in line with the Japanese carmaker’s Q3 2022 timeline.
Looking back at the teaser shared by Honda Malaysia, the hybrid model of the 2022 HR-V with the 1.5L i-MMD e:HEV powertrain is confirmed for our market. In fact, it is touted as the “most advanced” engine in the B-segment market. On top of that, it will also get the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance safety systems and sequential turn signals.
Aside from that, there are numerous reports that the all-new HR-V will also be offered with a 1.5L turbocharged VTEC engine and a naturally-aspirated mill. This will certainly make the B-segment SUV more appealing to customers that don’t fancy the hybrid powertrain. Of course, there’s the much more modern styling of the SUV as well to capture buyers’ attention.
The 2022 Honda HR-V is now open for booking in Malaysia. Naturally, the local pricing of the B-segment SUV has not been revealed yet. We’ll find out for ourselves once the new HR-V is launched here on 14 July, which is exactly two weeks away.