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Announced last week, Honda Malaysia has officially introduced its Dark Ruby Red Pearl exterior colour for the HR-V, and some new images have also come about.

The shade, similar to that introduced for the City, replaces Crystal Black Pearl and joins Ruse Black Metallic, Taffeta White and Modern Steel Metallic in the available palette line-up for the compact SUV. Alabaster Silver Metallic has also been dropped from the HR-V colour list, but word is that a new shade will replace that in due time.

Aside from the new colour, the vehicle is now dressed in 17-inch alloy wheels similar to Thai- and Indonesian-spec HR-Vs, and the new wheel – which replaces the 16-inch unit found previously – features on all three available variants, the base 1.8L S, the mid-spec 1.8L E and top-range 1.8L V.

There’s also a new optional rear shelf, which is priced at RM550 (inclusive of GST). The changes also come with a price hike of RM672.44 across the range. The 1.8L S now retails for RM99,129.67 (previously RM98,457.23), while the 1.8L E will set you back RM108,481.63 (previously RM107,809.19). For the top-spec 1.8L V, it will now cost you RM118,606.03 (previously RM117,933.59).

No other changes, mechanical or otherwise, to the HR-V, which was launched in Malaysia in February last year. Honda says it is targeting to sell 1,500 units a month of the SUV, and adds that wait times for the vehicle remains at one to two months.