Earlier this month, we spotted a camouflaged crossover SUV under testing on the Pakistani roads. Our closest guess was Honda HR-V, but we couldn’t know for sure as the car’s registration was in process. Now that it’s done, we have got our hands on the registration invoice from the Excise website. Not only do we know the model name, but also the price of this test unit.
The registration invoice reveals that the test mule is, in fact, Honda HR-V, and its price is Rs. 60 lac 50 thousand.
Does that mean Honda Atlas will launch the HR-V for Rs. 6.05 million? No, that’s just the price of the imported CBU unit. Honda will launch the locally assembled CKD unit in Pakistan, and the price tag will most probably be more than this.
Launch of Honda HR-V
The latest generation Honda HR-V (known as Honda Vezel in Japan) debuted in February 2021. The new model has entered many international markets and is now coming to Pakistan.
The new HR-V comes with multiple powertrain options (petrol and hybrid). The latest model is equipped with automatic headlights, electronic parking brake, parking sensors, automatic climate control, hill-start assist, hill descent control, and six airbags.
The new HR-V also has the same safety features suite as the new Civic, called the Honda Sensing, which includes blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, 360° camera, lane keep assist, autonomous braking, traffic sign reading, lane departure warning, etc.
Honda HR-V will enter the B-segment crossover segment opposite Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota Corolla Cross, Proton X70, MG HS, and others.
Honda is planning to launch two vehicles in 2022. One is the latest BR-V, and the other one is this HR-V. We can expect both cars to go on sale by the end of this year. Let’s see if Honda introduces the new HR-V with a hybrid powertrain or not and at what price.