All-new Honda HR-V bags product design award 

Updated Apr 04, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Other Honda products also won in their respective categories.

At the 2022 Red Dot Awards, it looks like Honda’s all-new design language for its car models has paid off. In particular, the all-new HR-V, that’s right, the one coming to the Philippines, has bagged the 2022 Product Design award for the Automobile category. 

A picture of the 2022 Honda HR-V

The all-new 2022 Honda HR-V

Of note, the Honda HR-V's exterior has been described as sleek and elegant. At the same time though, it has some sporty and youthful qualities. Its interior was also dubbed as premium as it exhibits a clean minimalist design that offers plenty of usable space which at the same time is pleasing to the eye. 

This is also the fourth time that Honda has bagged the Red Dot Award for Product Design for Automobiles. Back in 2021, the Jazz e:HEV also won the said award. The same goes for the Euro-spec Accord Tourer in 2008, the Civic in 2006, and the Honda S2000 open-top sports coupe way back in 2001. 

A picture of the Honda HR-V's interior

A peek inside the new HR-V's interior

Besides the all-new HR-V, Honda also managed to get the 2022 Red Dot Product Design award for the Honda ADV350 “adventure scooter.” It looks tough, and it was designed with high ground clearance for a two-wheeler, but then it gets all the practical qualities of a scooter.  

There’s also the Honda NT1100, a touring motorcycle. It represents the next step in touring motorcycles, and it provides utmost comfort without sacrificing the ability to provide stability, performance, as well as an eye-catching design. 

Last but not the least, the EU23i generator also won the product design award in its category. This is because this is the world’s first portable generator that was based on a high-output engine. It also has some interesting features like a dedicated smartphone app for ease of use. And for a generator with a 3,200-watt output, it actually comes in a nice, well-packaged design. 

A picture of the Honda ADV350

The ADV350. It isn't sold here in the Philippines, but we do have the ADV150

With all that said, Honda engineers and designs deserve a pat on the back. The Red Dot awards after all is a pretty prestigious international design competition. Then again, we are pretty sure they aren’t stopping soon, so we can expect more great-looking designs from Honda in the near future. 

Going back to the next-gen Honda HR-V, remember that it is coming this month to the local market. Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) also shared the price range for the all-new HR-V. For the entry-level HR-V S, it will retail at Php 1,300,000. The top-spec HR-V V Turbo, on the other hand, will be priced at Php 1,600,000.

For more updates on this upcoming Honda model, keep it here on Philkotse

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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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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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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