Honda HR-V has garnered massive interest from Pakistani car buyers despite the ongoing economic turmoil in the country. Due to a reported large number of bookings and limited production numbers, Honda Atlas Cars Limited (HACL) has extended its delivery time up to 9 months.
A 3S dealership representative told ProPakistani that the delivery time for HR-V VTi-S is July 2023, while that for VTi is September 2023.
He added that the VTi variant has received more orders than the VTi-S, hence the lengthier lead time. A report from Autojournal.pk claims that both variants are readily available with Rs. 500,000 ‘own money’ at certain dealerships.
HR-V is a subcompact crossover SUV that rivals MG ZS, Peugeot 2008, and other similar SUVs. It has a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 119 horsepower and 145 Newton-meters of torque, with a CVT gearbox.
HR-V is a basic SUV compared to its rivals, with a limited array of features including:
|4 Airbags||Multiple Drive Modes|
|Hill-Start Assist||Smart Infotainment System|
|ABS||Electronically Folding Mirror|
|Fog Lights||12 Volt Socket|
|Backup Camera||USB Connectivity|
|Immobilizer System and Burglar Alarm||Automatic Climate Control|
|Central Power Door Locks||Keyless Entry|
|ISO Fix Child Seat Anchors||Steering Wheel Multimedia-Control Switches|
|Electronic Parking Brake||Adjustable Steering Wheel|
|Wireless Charging (Top Variant)||Semi-Digital Gauge Cluster|
|Vehicle Stability Control Traction Control||Auto-Dimming Mirror (Top Variant)|
Also, HACL has kept some of the features as optional extras, which cost up to Rs. 600,000. Those features mostly include accessories or cosmetic items.
At its price — Rs. 6 million to Rs. 6.2 million — HR-V’s features are mundane at best, which makes it a weak value proposition compared to several of its rivals.
Despite that, however, Honda HR-V has become significantly popular.