I have been delaying this because it is my second most expensive purchase after my own house but I really do need it for my job. The COE is stagnating at around 50K and I don’t see signs of weakening. Luckily, my previous worry of buying from a Parallel Importer (PI) was eliminated.

Honda Authorized dealer (AD) – Kah Motor = HRV made in Japan since 2016
Parallel Importers (PI) = Vezel made in Japan
Honda HRV used to be from Thailand and the specifications were worse off than Vezel, which is why the PI were able to reap all the sales. Seeing all the lost sales, Kah Motors brought in the Made in Japan HRV with an aggressive price promotion.

The current price of Vezel from PI is around 104k. Comparing to the HRV there is Honda sensing and City Brake Active System (CTBA) feature. There is also auto dimming feature of rear mirror and auto fold side mirrors…