Car review: Third-generation Honda HR-V is elegant, efficient, well-built

Compared with other compact crossovers, the new Honda HR-V stands out for its elegance, efficiency and relatively plain but sturdy build. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
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SINGAPORE - If arriving late is fashionable, then Honda must be the most fashionable brand here.

The Japanese company has rarely been able to supply its local agent Kah Motor with new models in a timely way. This partly explains why parallel imports, which regularly arrive at least a year earlier, account for a sizeable percentage of Hondas sold here.

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