2016 Honda HR-V is set to be the automaker’s first entry into the world of Mini Crossover vehicles. Based on the same platform as Honda’s own ‘Fit’ model, this vehicle is targeted at buyers who want a compact, stylish and a perfect utility vehicle without spending a fortune. This upcoming 2016 Honda HR-V hot entry will come with a 1.8 litre four-cylinder engine that will ensure maximum performance along with greater fuel efficiency. Add to that availability of extra ground clearance and option of all-wheel drive system, you have got a stunner in your hands.
2016 Honda HR-V: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The new 2016 Honda HR-V will boast greater dimensions in all three aspects namely height, width and length, thus allowing for increased cabin and cargo space. The automaker’s have gained inspiration from other vehicles and have implemented it in the overall design of this vehicle. From what we could notice, this car borrowed from CR-Z and Fit the idea of the Grille and the front bumper. It also has a resemblance to CR-V, if we look at the greenhouse aspect of the car. Also, this vehicle has been designed keeping in mind the importance of improved aerodynamics and better handling mechanics.
2016 Honda HR-V brings over its “Magic Seat” configuration directly from the Fit, which allows the passengers ultimate comfort and added cargo space depending on their requirements. The rear seats can be folded flat to expand the hatch area, and seat bottoms too fold up and away above for accommodating long/wide objects. All in all, this mini SUV offers the same coveted amenities that its larger counterparts provide, only at a lesser price.
Based on the three trim levels, Honda offers a wide array of additional technical equipments such as power mirrors, electronic parking brake, tilting steering wheel, rear-view camera and other such options. The car excels in infotainment features with its Pandora audio system, satellite radio, 7-inch touch screen interface and many more.
2016 Honda HR-V: Engine and Fuel Economy
Honda’s base model of this mini SUV is powered by a 1.8 litre i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine producing horsepower of up to 138 and torque of 127 lb-ft. This gives the car its excellent feature of providing the perfect blend of performance and fuel economy. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and is the standard for the front-wheel drive models. The all-wheel drive model is expected to deliver around 140 ho and 129 lb-ft of torque but with increased fuel efficiency.
The standard model has clocked with mileage rates of 25/28/34 mpg for city drive, highway and combined drive respectively, while the advanced all-wheel version gives 27 mpg in city, 32 mpg on highway and 29 mpg for combined drives.
2016 Honda HR-V: Release Date and Price
It is still too early to speculate about pricing, but as Honda mentioned, 2016 Honda HR-V should cost less than $ 24 000 which is the price of CR-V. Release of 2016 Honda HR-V can happen early 2016 and will compete with other models such as Kia Soul and Chevrolet Trax.