Honda is set to add another SUV to its range in the form of the new Honda HR-V that is being shown at the LA motor show. The HR-V will fit in under the larger CR-V and compete against other compact SUVs and Crossovers like the Opel Mokka, newly released Mazda CX-3 and even the likes of the Nissan Qashqai.
Honda HR-V spacious with good spec levelFrom the previous unveiling we know that the new platform the HR-V will ride on features a centre mounted fuel tank and ‘magic seating’. The rear seats can be reconfigured to suit and that allows for a rather large rear section. The boot itself holds 688-Litres and once the rear seats are folded down that expands to 1665-Litres.
Honda has revealed that the HR-V will be powered by a 1.8-Litre four-cylinder engine with iVtec. Power output is claimed to be 103 kW with torque at 172 Nm. It seems there will also be a choice of either a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT gearbox. The CVT model is also available with all-wheel drive.
Standard safety and driver-assistive features include: ABS with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control; an Expanded View Driver's Mirror; a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera; driver and front passenger airbags and side-curtain airbags; Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
Standard equipment on all HR-V models is impressive so to name just a few you'll find: power windows, electronic parking brake, rearview camera, aluminum-alloy wheels, tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, Bluetooth phone interface and Pandora radio.
Higher trim models can be equipped with premium features including Honda's 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface, LaneWatch, Push-Button Start, paddle shifters, HD Radio and Honda Digital Traffic, heated front seats, sunroof, navigation and leather trim.