Honda is confident that it’s new HR-V e:HEV hybrid crossover will maintain its leading position in the Thai B-SUV segment. Click to find out why.
We drove the top-of-the-line RS version from Hua Hin to Bangkok in order to experience the performance as well as fuel economy in a real-life driving scenario.
Retail pricing starts at Bt979,000 for the E trim, Bt1.079 million for the EL and Bt1.179 million for the top RS version.
Honda HR-V e:HEV RS specifications
Engine: 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC
Bore and stroke: 73.0/89.5mm
Compression ratio: 13.5:1
Max power: 105ps/6,000-6,400rpm
Max torque: 127Nm/4,500-5,000rpm
Ratios: 2.455 (electric motor)/0.806 (engine)
Final drive ratio: 9.595 (electric motor)/3.151 (engine)
Max power: 131ps/4,000-8,000rpm
Max torque: 253Nm/0-3,500rpm
Suspension (f/r): McPherson strut, stabilizer/torsion beam
Steering: electrically-powered rack-and-pinion
Turning circle: 11.0 metres
Brakes (f/r): vented disc/disc
Track (f/r): 1,542/1,543
Weight: 1,407 kgs
Wheels: 18-inch alloys
Tires: 225/50 R18
Fuel tank capacity: 47 litres
Price: Bt1.179 million
Distributor: Honda Automobiles (Thailand) Co Ltd