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Aug 04, 2023

New Honda HR

Today we present the first look review of the highly awaited Honda HR-V, which Honda Atlas has just launched. The HR-V is now locally assembled and is offered in 2 variants, VTI and VTI S. It is a

Today we present the first look review of the highly awaited Honda HR-V, which Honda Atlas has just launched. The HR-V is now locally assembled and is offered in 2 variants, VTI and VTI S. It is a subcompact crossover SUV, also known as Honda Vezel, in the Japanese market. So let’s get to know more about this car’s specs and features and its first impressions.

The HR-V is launched with a dual overhead cam 1.5-liter engine which is naturally aspirated. It produces around 119hp and 145Nm of torque and is configured with a CVT transmission. It is a front-wheel drive car, and the engine is the same across both variants. The Hybrid engine is not offered yet.

The HR-V gets a bold and aggressive exterior with all LED headlights with sequential indicators in the top variant. The front grill is body coloured with a silver garnish at the bottom; the car also gets LED fog lights. The HR-V gets 17-inch grey alloy rims in the VTI S and chrome ones in the base variant with 215/60/R17 GTR tyres.

The sides feature piano black claddings and a black roof to compliment it. Coming to the rear, the taillights play a huge role, with running LEDs giving the car a modern look. A back wiper and a back camera is also present, along with the same piano black and mesh silver treatment at the bottom.

The HR-V’s interior is pretty well laid out and visually appealing. The design language adopted is the same with new generation Hondas with a straight upright dash and a minimalistic layout. The VTI s variant is offered in 3 colour options as well in leather, including black, cherry red, and grey, while the VTI gets black fabric seats. The instrument cluster has 2 analog dials with a 4.2-inch MID display.

The infotainment system is a 9-inch android panel with various features. However, the car misses out on a panoramic roof that most crossovers offer in the market. The quality of the interior is premium, and the components feel hefty.

The HR-V comes equipped with a list of features which include a push start and smart entry on the door handles, a walk away lock feature, steering multimedia controls, single-zone digital climate control, a 9-inch floating screen on the dash, wireless charging in the top variant, all auto windows, electronic parking brake, hill descent control, hill start assist, economy mode, curtain air-flow system with rear ac vents and much more.

The HR-V gets a lot of passenger space in the cabin due to its larger size. The front passenger space is good, along with a very spacious second row. Headroom and legroom are ample with large back windows, which give the rear passengers a roomy feel. The floor bed is also flat, giving the 5th passenger sufficient leg space. Rear ac vents and dome lights on the roof also cater to the rear passengers.

Being a 5-seater, the HR-V has plenty of room in the boot for luggage. The seats fold down in a 60-40 split right into the floor bed, offering an enhanced boot capacity. Another advantage is that the seats can be folded from the front enabling long items to be fitted in the second row.

The HR-V comes with 4 airbags, 2 in the dash while two are mounted on the side of the front seats, ABS brakes, Vehicle stability control, Agile handle assist, which works on maneuvers, emergency stop signal, Hill descent control, Hill start assist which remains enabled after restarting the car enhancing safety.

Complimenting these features, the car’s shell is strengthened relative to the previous generation reducing damage in collisions, and the HR-V’s impressive safety ratings prove that. Overall the HR-V is well-equipped in terms of safety and security.

The HR-V is offered in 2 variants; the VTi is priced at PKR 5.99 million, while the top-sec VTi s is priced at PKR 6.19 million.

Powertrain1.5-liter engineExterior 215/60/R17 GTR tyres. Interior4.2-inch MID display. Features9-inch floating screenInterior SpaceBoot SpaceSafetyPriceWatch Video