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

Updated Sep 20, 2022 | 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 2024

Honda HR-V

The 2023 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 1,649,000. The entry-level HR-V S CVT meanwhile is priced at Php 1,389,000.

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.  

₱ 1,389,000 - ₱ 1,739,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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