02 Models posing with the All-New HR-V

The sales juggernaut that is the 2015 Honda HR-V appears to be gaining even more momentum as we speak. Earlier on, we reported that everyone’s favourite B-segment SUV had chalked up a total of over 10,000 bookings since its local market debut in February 2015 with the waiting period extending to over four months.

Fortunately for Honda Malaysia (not so much if you’re on the waiting list), interest in the HR-V looks set to continue as bookings for said model now stand at 13,073 units in total, with 3,620 cars already registered. The waiting period has now stretched to a maximum of six months with Honda working on overtime to bring it down to four at the start of the third quarter of 2015.

By the end of the year, Honda is expected to shorten the waiting period further to a maximum time of one to one and a half months. Another thing to note is that among the three variants on sale in Malaysia, from the base Grade S to the mid-range Grade E and flagship Grade V, the latter is the one responsible for forming the bulk of the bookings so far.

Further cementing the Honda HR-V as the car of the moment is Honda Malaysia’s own admission that the response received is 45% better than anticipated by the company’s own expectations. In fact, global demand for the Honda HR-V has reached a level so high that vendors all over the world are struggling to keep up with the required capacity – so it’s not an issue solely faced by Honda Malaysia’s Pegoh plant.

For more information on the Honda HR-V, check out our info hub here. Want to know how it drives instead? You can read our review of it here or head on over to Carbase.my for a comprehensive, variant-by-variant breakdown of the HR-V.

GALLERY: Honda HR-V Grade V (with Modulo Sport Aero Package)

GALLERY: Honda HR-V Grade E