Many people are quite sad because this year’s Honda Jazz has finally stopped production. For a price range of Rp. 300 million, the choices are the Honda HR-V and the City Hatchback 2021, which officially replace the Jazz. If asked to choose, would you choose HR-V over City Hatchback?
Both, even though one brand will elbow each other in luring young consumers. Both the Honda HR-V or the City Hatchback 2021 have their respective advantages that complement each other. For example, the HR-V has a high stature as a crossover and for the City Hatchback comes as the latest model with a new engine.
In the Rp.300 million price class, there are two types of Honda HR-V, namely the E CVT for Rp.316.9 million and the E CVT Special Edition for Rp.333.6 million. Meanwhile, the City Hatchback is available only in the 5-speed manual RS type and the CVT metal variant. Most likely, the Honda City Hatchback will be sold at a similar price range.
Although the latest generation HR-V has launched in Japan, the unit has not been sold globally. So, we will only compare the latest version of the HR-V.
Those of you who might choose the HR-V have a consideration because this car provides a higher driver position compared to the City Hatchback. Many have recognized the HR-V as a practical and efficient subcompact SUV.
However, being a crossover, the HR-V may not have the capabilities that the City Hatchback provides for overall driving enjoyment. Its high posture usually makes handling a little unsteady at high speed.
Honda HR-V 2021, Honda’s flagship crossover in Indonesia
The Honda HR-V is one of the models that forms the backbone of the sales of PT Honda Prospect Motor in Indonesia. The contribution of the Honda HR-V 1.5L is also quite large, reaching 15 percent of Honda’s total sales in 2020, which is 11,936 units.
Honda HR-V or Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle was released for the needs of consumers who want a small car, but have all the advantages possessed by an SUV type vehicle. The HR-V is in demand by the public because of its reasonable price and masculine design. The choice of types offered is also complete.
Honda HR-V has a masculine and sporty design. This dashing impression is due to the use of the Solid Wing front grille panel with a wider and thicker design, as the background for the Honda logo.
The body lines themselves further emphasize the impression of an aerodynamic and modern SUV. Unfortunately, the Rp. 300 million price range does not have a panoramic sunroof and chrome exhaust finisher like the Honda HR-V 1.8L Prestige variant.
Speaking of design, the HR-V 2021, which is currently being sold, still uses the old interior style. So, it’s a bit out of date when you compare it to the interior of the Honda City Hatchback as the latest model.
When comparing the design aspect, there are similarities in the interior of the latest generation HR-V which is very similar to the Japanese version of the Honda City and Honda Fit. So, we have to be patient at the earliest until next year if we want to feel the interior atmosphere with the latest design language in the third generation Honda HR-V in Indonesia.
Feature-Rich Interior Relief in the Honda HR-V 2021
The interior layout of the Honda HR-V is driver oriented. We can see this in the design of the dashboard center cluster that leads to the driver.
This 8-inch floating audio touchscreen is compatible with various media formats such as AM / FM radio, MP3 / WMA, iPod / iPhone, Android via USB port, AUX, Bluetooth and Smartphone Connection.
For the steering wheel, it is filled with control buttons for easy setting of several features. On the left of the steering wheel there is an audio setting button, while on the right there is a Cruise Control setting. Paddle Shift is also available on the Honda HR-V type E CVT, so there is a slight racing touch to this car.
More points that make the HR-V superior is the spacious cabin. When we sit on the front and back, the HR-V still offers a comfortable sitting position.
No less important, the size of the window on the second-row door is also quite large. This certainly doesn’t make the impression of claustrophobia because of the broad view.
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Typical Features of Honda Jazz Present at HR-V
Even though the Honda Jazz has stopped production, the HR-V has the advantage of the Ultra Seat feature which was inherited from Honda’s legendary hatchback. Ultra-Seat on the HR-V is divided into refresh mode (connecting the front seat to the rear seat), tall mode (upholding the rear seat) and a utility mode that can make the rear seats fold flat on the floor.
Naturally, because the HR-V also uses a sharing platform with the Honda Jazz. The platform also positions the fuel tank under the front seat. The cabin of the Honda HR-V is also the most practical in terms of storage and feature settings.
Comparing the HR-V with the City Hatchback, each of these models is here for a slightly different consumer segment. HR-V users are usually from consumer backgrounds who are looking for a car with a versatile utility.
The new engine and low roof design make the character responsive and minimal confusion. For young people or young families in urban areas, the City Hatchback is the right successor to the retired Jazz.