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New Honda HR-V official Singapore launch soon

Derryn Wong
17/01/2022

New gen of Honda’s uber-popular-in-Singapore HR-V small SUV will be here soon with an official launch later this week with gasoline and hybrid versions


SINGAPORE – Honda’s long-awaited third-generation of its successful small SUV, the HR-V, will launch in Singapore later this week. If you want to tune in, official Honda dealer Kah Motor will be having an online launch. Naturally we’ll have a full report out on that day, so stay tuned to CarBuyer.

Like the Jazz compact hatch launched last year, the car will have a 1.5-litre hybrid ‘E:HEV’ drivetrain, where an electric motor does all the low speed work, and the gasoline engine takes over at higher speeds.

We think the hybrid might be COE Cat A compliant, since it has 129hp or 131ps (depending on how you convert the figures). We expect it to deliver around 4.0L/100km in fuel consumption, and be eligible for a VES S$15k rebate – if the Jazz E:HEV is anything to go by.

LTA homologation figures show that the HR-V E:HEV hybrid will have more than 130hp and thus be sold under a Category B COE, but the good news is that is it eligible for a VES A2 S$15,000 rebate, and has a quoted fuel economy of 4.3L/100km.



There is also very likely to be a 1.5-litre petrol-only model, which should have around 120hp and be mated to a CVT gearbox. Fuel consumption should ring in at around 6.0L/100km.

There’s more details on the new HR-V in our story on the car’s international unveiling, and we also have a test drive of the second-gen HR-V if you want to know why it became a Singapore best-seller.


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Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's chief editor brings 15 years of experience in automotive journalism. Previously, he was the editor for Top Gear Singapore, and a presenter for CNA's Cruise Control motoring segment. He's contributed to The Business Times, Today, and many other publications, and also covered technology as editor of Stuff magazine. An avid motorcyclist and photographer, he is the Chief Slave of two cats. Follow him on Instagram @werryndong

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