Fancy a brown-leather interior for the Honda HR-V RS? It's possible

Updated Sep 29, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Tired of black? Then check this out.

If you’ve ever seen the Honda HR-V in the flesh, then you’ll know that it comes with an interior that’s mostly black. As far as stylishness goes, black goes with any kind of design, and on the HR-V, the dark themed interior gives it this quiet, dignified but very modern look.

However, despite looking good in black, you’re definitely imagining how the HR-V’s interior will look if it came in other colors. Say, dark brown?

A picture of the Malaysian Honda HR-V RS

There are, however, no changes for the exterior for the Malaysian-spec HR-V

Well we’ve got great news for those who are wanting to get an HR-V but have issues with entirely black interiors, because Honda just introduced a dark brown leather option for the Honda HR-V RS for our neighbors in Malaysia.

Honda HR-V RS: The dark brown leather looks great

With this update, the Malaysian-spec Honda HR-V RS’s seats, the door paneling, and the center console, as well as the dashboard panel is covered in dark brown leather.

With this new option, the HR-V RS’s interior provides a more vibrant and earthy tone. The best part about this is that even if you opted for the new interior color, the price for the HR-V will still remain the same at RM 124,000, or Php 1,448,670. Here in the Philippines, the Honda HR-V RS is priced at Php1,508,000.

A picture of the interior of the Malay HR-V RS

The dark brown leather makes the HR-V look fancier and more premium

The exterior for the Honda HR-V will still have the same color choices. For the Philippines, however, do note that we’ve actually got a different set of paint choices which include Taffeta White, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Passion Red Pearl, and the very striking Phoenix Orange Pearl.

>>> Related: Honda SUV Philippines: List of all models, price & brief review

A picture of the dark brown leather interior of the Honda HR-V RS from another angle

Its dark earthy tone looks great, but one downside is that minor scratches might be more visible

Honda HR-V RS: It’s possible that we’ll also get this new interior

While Honda Philippines is yet to say anything about our local version of the Honda HR-V, we’re thinking that there’s a great chance that we’ll be getting this new interior color.

Just like the Malaysian market though, we’re guessing that it’ll also be limited to the Philippine-spec HR-V RS. With regards to whether this new option will cost more or not, we’ll just have to wait for Honda Philippines for more details.

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Know more about Honda HR-V 2021

Honda HR-V

The Honda Cars Philippines Inc. introduced its new-generation subcompact crossover Honda HR-V for the local market. The crossover is configured to suit the comfort of a sedan, confidence, and toughness of an SUV. Its name stands for High Rider Vehicle. It served as an all-around coupe for individuals looking for a vehicle with high ground clearance, excellent road visibility, and complete safety features. It is also equipped with massive cargo space, wide tailgate, and similar Utility Long and Tall (ULT) seats established on the Honda Jazz that enables it to configure the cargo when loading or unloading highly. The new Honda HR-V is developed based on the concept of the brand's "Dynamic Cross Solid," making it acquire SUV-like lower body and strong cues of coupe-like 'aero-cabin' on the outside. At the front, the Honda HR-V comes with a solid wing face design with unified lights and grille, LED dual projector headlights, and LED daytime running lights (DRL). Standard sporty 17-inch alloy wheels are found across the range as well. In addition, the car's 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine that can be found under its hood produces a maximum 141 hp power output and torque power of 172 Nm.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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