Honda PH aims to sell 120 units of all-new HR-V per month

Updated Apr 20, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This is a bold start for the new third-gen HR-V.

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is aiming to significantly improve the sales of the HR-V with the arrival of its all-new model.

Honda HR-V front view

Honda HR-V S

In a Philkotse interview with HCPI General Manager Atty. Louie Soriano, he mentioned that the company is seeking to achieve an annual sales number of 1,500 units for the third-gen Honda HR-V. That translates to around 120 units per month which is quite an improvement over the subcompact crossover’s last year.

The outgoing Honda HR-V managed to sell 417 units in 2021. With that in mind, HCPI could be looking at around 259.7-percent of sales improvement by the end of 2022.

Honda HR-V front view

Honda HR-V V Turbo

To achieve the said sales feat, HCPI is offering its subcompact crossover in two variants, namely the S and V Turbo. The HR-V S is the model’s entry-level variant, coming with features such as full LED headlights, fabric seats, and Honda Sensing. It uses a 1.5-liter DOHC gasoline engine with 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque.

For those who are looking for a more premium crossover, the top-spec HR-V V Turbo could be their go-to variant. Its most significant upgrade is the addition of a turbocharger on the same engine, delivering 175 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. As standard, both variants get a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Honda HR-V rear view

The bar is set high for the Honda small crossover

Atty. Soriano also said that HCPI might soon introduce the RS trim that is made available in Indonesia. It boasts sportier aesthetic enhancements inside and out, such as exclusive RS aero kits and red interior stitching. This should expand the reach of the subcompact crossover, especially for Filipino car buyers who are looking for a sporty-looking vehicle.

The all-new Honda HR-V is now available with a price that starts at Php 1,250,000 and goes up to Php 1,598,000. Included in the paint options are Ignite Red Metallic, Meteoroid Gray Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, and Premium Opal White Silver Pearl (exclusive to HR-V V).

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Know more about Honda HR-V 2022

Honda HR-V

The 2022 Honda HR-V is a subcompact crossover. In the Philippine market, it has two variants. The top-spec RS Turbo CVT is priced at Php 1,739,000. The mid-spec trim meanwhile, is the HR-V V Turbo CVT and it is priced at Php 1,598,000. The entry-level HR-V S CVT meanwhile is priced at Php 1,250,000.

For engines, the HR-V V Turbo and the RS Turbo uses a 1.5-liter engine capable of making 174 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. The HR-V S also uses a 1.5-liter mill, but it is naturally aspirated. In turn, its output is rated at 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. All three trims use a continuously variable transmission sending power to its front wheels. 

Size-wise, the HR-V V and RS are 4,385mm long, while the HR-V S is 4,330mm long. All three come with a width of 1,790mm, and a height of 1,590mm. Both also have a wheelbase length of 2,610mm. The top-spec V gets a ground clearance of 181mm, whereas the HR-V S has more at 196mm. 

Locally, the HR-V competes against the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona, Subaru XV, Toyota Corolla Cross, Ford Territory, among others.  

₱ 1,250,000 - ₱ 1,739,000

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