Pakistani HR-V Vs International HR-V: The Main Differences

Pakistani HR-V Vs International HR-V: The Main Differences

Honda has recently launched 2 variants of HR-V in Pakistan. Many of us were excited about the Honda compact crossover SUV but the company has introduced downgraded versions of the cars if we compare them with their international variants. To help you understand the differences, we have chosen the comparison of the base variant (VTi) of Pakistani HR-V Vs International HR-V (base variant). 

For the international variant, we have chosen the Malaysian HR-V S (base variant). So, we will use the terms interchangeably in this blog.

HR-V Review

Without any delay, let’s start with the exterior comparison.

International Vs Pakistani HR-V: Comparison of Interior

There seems little to no difference between the local and international HR-V variants. The main difference you will find is in the steering wheel as the cruise control option is missing, which is available in the international variant. But, the infotainment screen in the local variant is 1 inch larger (9-inch) as compared to the 8-inch screen of the international variant. 

Photos Credits: Honda Pakistan & Honda Malaysia

Pakistani HR-V Vs International HR-V: Exterior Comparison

The exterior of both CUVs is almost the same. However, the international variant comes with a body-colored front grille as compared to the black front grille in the local HR-V. Also, the claddings have a piano black color in the international HR-V compared to the regular black color in the local variant.


Honda HR-V Colors Comparison

The local Honda HR-V comes in 5 colors.

  • Meteoroid Gray Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Taffeta White
  • Carnelian Red Pearl

Here are the color options of the international HR-V.

  • Meteoroid Gray Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Ruse Black Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Ignite Red Metallic

Apart from the names of red and white colors, they aren’t different.

Honda HR-V Engine and Performance Comparison

Wondering about the engine and performance of the new Honda HR-V in Pakistan as compared to the international variant? We have gathered some of the most important details for you.

Engine SpecsHR-V VTi (Pakistan)HR-V S (Malaysian)
Engine Type4 Cylinder, 16 Valve, DOHC i‑VTEC4 Cylinder, 16 Valve, DOHC i‑VTEC
Fuel Supply SystemElectronic Fuel Injection (PGM‑FI)Electronic Fuel Injection (PGM‑FI)
Emission StandardEuro 4Euro 4
Power119 hp @6,600 rpm119 hp @6,600 rpm
Torque145 N.m torque @4,300 rpm145 N.m torque @4,300 rpm

There is absolutely no difference between the engine and power of international and local HR-V. 

HR-V Fuel Average

The fuel average of Malaysian HR-V (simple) is almost 17 km/l (as per the company). The fuel efficiency of Malaysian HR-V’s Turbo variant is nearly 15 km/l. We will have to wait and see what fuel efficiency HR-V offers on Pakistani roads. 

Honda HR-V International Vs Pakistan: Body & Specs Comparison

The following are some important specs of international and Pakistani HR-V variants: 

SpecsHR-V VTi (Pakistan)HR-V S (Malaysian)
L x W x H4,346 x 1,790 x 1,590 (mm)4,330 x 1,790 x 1,590 (mm)
Wheelbase2,610 mm2,610 mm
Ground Clearance196 mm196 mm
Seating capacity5 Person5 Person
Tyre size215/60 R17215/60 R17

There is hardly any difference in dimensions. International HR-V has a shorter length as compared to the local one though.

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International Vs Pakistani HR-V Features

Now, let’s compare the safety and comfort features of both variants. 

Comfort Features

FeaturesHR-V VTi (Pakistan)HR-V S (Malaysian)
Walk Away Auto LockYesYes
Smart Entry With Push Start ButtonYesYes
Cruise ControlNoYes
ECON ButtonYesYes
Climate ControlSingle ZoneSingle Zone
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Upholstery / Seat MaterialFabricFabric
Rear Wiper SystemYesYes
Power Adjustable and Retractable Door MirrorsYesYes
Front Roof Ambient LightLEDLED
Rear USB PortsNoNo
Instrument cluster4.2″ TFT Meter4.2″ TFT Meter
Infotainment System9″ Touch Screen (MP5)(Optional Android Navigation)8” Display AudioApple CarPlay & Android Auto Connectivity
Rear CameraNo (Optional)Yes (Multi‑angle)

In this comparison, the Pakistani HR-V is behind the international variant. It doesn’t have a rear camera, cruise control, or even Android navigation is optional. The only edge it has is the 9-inch display screen which is 1-inch larger than the international variant.

Safety Features

Many of you will be curious to know the safety features of Pakistani Honda HR-V vs international HR-V. Let’s discuss them here.

FeaturesHR-V VTi (Pakistan)HR-V S (Malaysian)
Airbags4 (front and side)4 (front and side)
Seat Belt ReminderYes (front and rear)Yes (front and rear)
ISOFIX Child LockYesYes
Auto Door LockYesYes
Auto Brake Hold (ABH)YesYes
Hill Start Assist (HSA)YesYes
Hill Descent Control (HDC)YesYes
Security Alarm With ImmobilizerYesYes
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)YesYes
Agile Handle Assist (AHA)YesYes
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)YesYes
Electronic Parking BrakeYesYes
Fog LightsNoNo

The only difference between the safety systems of cars is Honda Sensing. It is available in the international variant but not in the local HR-V.

Read More about What is Honda Sensing?

International Vs Local HR-V: Price Comparison

Here is a comparison of their prices.

VariantPrice (PKR)
Honda HR-V VTi Pakistan (Base)Rs.5,999,000
Honda HR-V S Malaysian (Base Variant)RM.114,460 (~Rs.5.300,000)

The price of the Malaysian base variant is in RM and we have converted it to PKR as per the current exchange rate. So, the price of the International variant is approximate. But still, the difference is much.

Pakistani HR-V Vs International HR-V: Major Differences

Here are the highlights of the difference in both international and Pakistani variants.

DifferencesHR-V VTi (Pakistan)HR-V S (Malaysian)
Length4,346 mm4,330 mm
Front GrilleBlackBody Color
Infotainment Screen9-inch8-inch
AndroidNo (Optional Android Navigation)Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Connectivity
Rear CameraNo (Optional)Yes (Multi‑angle)
Cruise ControlNoYes
Honda SensingNoYes
PriceRs. 5,999,000RM.114,460 (~Rs.5.300,000)

The local HR-V’s base variant is only better in length and has a larger infotainment screen. But the international (Malaysian) HR-V’s base variant comes with a body-color front grille, Android and Apple CarPlay connectivity, rear cameras, cruise control, and Honda Sensing. 

Even having all the above-mentioned features, the Malaysian HR-V (base variant) still costs less than the base variant of the local HR-V. We are in 2022 and automobile companies are still bringing cars with fewer features but higher prices as compared to their international variants. This practice must end now.

What are your thoughts on local vs international HR-V? Tell us in the comments section below.

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