Syakar Trading Company, the authorized distributor of Honda Cars in Nepal has just launched the Honda HR-V compact SUV in Nepal. The HR-V sits between the WR-V and CR-V. The price of Honda HR-V in Nepal is Rs. 99,00,000 for the CV-T automatic variant and for now, it is the only gearbox option that will be available to the buyers. Is the new SUV from Honda stable worth the money? Well, let’s find out.
Recently, we have been bombarded with new SUVs in our country. In just a few months time, we got to witness the launch of the Hyundai Kona EV, Nissan Kicks, Mahindra XUV300, Kia Niro EV and now, the Honda HR-V.
The Honda HR-V has a dimension that is similar to that of the Hyundai Creta, the Renault Captur/Duster, and the Nissan Kicks. And all of them are priced considerably lower than the HR-V. But don’t let the size fool you. The HR-V is definitely a step above its competition. Unlike its direct competitors, the HR-V is not made in India which means the build quality and materials used are to be a lot better. It’s got a plusher interior and feels a lot more luxurious.
Features and Specification of Honda HR-V Nepal
- Dimension in mm (Length x Width x Height ) : 4334 x 1772 x 1605
- Ground Clearance: 185mm
- Engine: 1.8l 4-Cylinder Petrol Engine
- Horsepower and Torque: 142PS @ 6500rpm and 172Nm @4300
- Transmission: CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission)
- Minimum Turning Radius: 5.7m
- Wheels: 17-inch Alloy
- Fuel Capacity- 50 liters
Apart from the aforementioned features, the HR- also comes with 6-Airbags, Honda Sense safety technology, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, 8-way adjustable driver power seat, Auto LED headlights with Auto Leveling.
The ground clearance of the Honda HR-V that comes to Nepal is 185mm which should be sufficient for Nepalese roads. We would love if the clearance was a little higher though. Most of its competitors have a clearance of 200mm or higher. But it makes sense that HR-V has a little less clearance. It’s not an India import, so lower ground clearance was expected.
The HR-V comes with an option of only CVT automatic transmission. So, if you were expecting for a manual option, you are out of luck (at least for now).