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hr v rs owners aren t digging the white interior

HR-V RS owners aren’t digging the white interior

Hence, Honda Malaysia has replaced it with a full black interior

Dinesh Appavu Photo

Dinesh Appavu

16 May 2019

Granted, full black interiors are timeless and classy but there’s really nothing wrong with adding a splash of colour to our lives… and our cars. Carmakers are starting to deviate from the usual black or beige and most of the time, they get it right.

Honda Malaysia took a bit of a gamble with their new HR-V RS by blending the usual black with some contrasting Ivory White on the seats, door arm rests and certain trims on the dash. It was a bold move but certainly befitting of the RS badge the compact SUV adorned.

However, turns out some buyers weren’t as keen on the white bits that are going to be a pain in the derriere to keep spotless. Hence, Honda Malaysia has replaced it with a classier all-black interior based on customers’ feedback.

The new black interior is fitted out in the centre console, front panel, driver and passenger seat (front and rear) as well as door panel lining. Everything else remains for the RS-badged HR-V; including the Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering system and Honda Lane Watch.

Honda Malaysia has received more than 12,200 bookings for the New HR-V, of which more than 7,000 units have been delivered to customers since its launch in January 2019. This also accounts for close to 60 per cent of the model’s yearly sales target in just four months.

The RS itself accounts for 20 per cent of the new HR-V sales. A segment leader, the HR-V holds an 86 per cent market share in the compact SUV segment as of March 2019.

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