The new Honda HR-V is a distinctive mini SUV designed and developed by the Japanese manufacturer Honda. The Japanese automaker announced its upcoming subcompact crossover in 2014 which had already been revealed in Japan as Honda Vezel. According to the Honda HR-V’s history, the HR-V is an abbreviation of Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle. Exceptionally developed with premium equipment and classy design, the HR-V is very popular among Indonesian customers.
The latest edition of Honda HR-V delivers thrilling eagerness and spontaneity with two engine variants named as Honda HR-V 1.8-litre Prestige and Honda HR-V 1.5-litre. These engine variants are employed with CVT which offers exceptional performance to its occupants. The 1.8-litre engine is capable of generating 139 PS at 6500 rpm and the maximum torque is about 169 Nm at 4300 rpm. Whereas, in case of 1.5-litre engine the maximum power output is about 120 PS at 6600 along with peak torque measures as 145 Nm at 4600 rpm. Matched with the HR-V’s gasoline engines, the appointed 6-speed automatic transmission helps the driver in better handling. When it comes to mileage, the 1.8 litre engine offers fuel consumption of 6.6 l/100km. On accelerating, the same 1.8 litre petrol engine takes 12.0 seconds to breach the mark of 100 km/h from 0, the top speed remains a good 201 km/h.
The new Honda HR-V is one of those SUVs that make your head turn with its fine designing and sporty look. The highly expressive character lines adorned on its sleek, dynamic body gives it a sophisticated appearance. The hidden rear door handles bring out a very exciting side profile of this crossover. Even though, its other standard exterior features are exquisitely well-crafted complementing its overall appeal. This sporty SUV is anchored with 17-inch alloy wheels with tyre size 215/55 R17, boosting the aggressive and tough stance of the vehicle along with the appropriate dimensions measuring 4294mm x 1772mm x 1580mm (L x W x H) and a wheelbase of 2610 mm.
Premium and sporty interior design, featuring logically organized inserts, makes the cabin more appealing and classy. The dashboard is equipped with plenty of equipments including automatic air conditioning system with smart touch regulating the temperature inside, multi-function steering wheel mounted with audio controls that increases the comfort factor of this SUV. For entertainment, this vehicle is provided with an advance audio video system with incorporated 7-inch display (Playback AM/FM - MP3/WMA) and for better sound quality this vehicle is provided with six high quality speakers. Further, the stylish Honda HR-V is fully employed with exclusive Magic seats providing multiple seating configuration.
With its smart engineering, exceptionally rigid structure and high tech technologies, it is capable enough to keep dangerous impact energy away from its occupants. Standard safety aspects includes airbag system (Front, Side and Curtain) which activates at the time of collision. This amazing SUV does not allow any loose nail and, makes way for excellent performance with ventilated disc brakes and solid disc brakes for front and rear respectively. Reinforcing the braking system, the HR-V is embedded with ABS, EBD and BA that improving vehicle’s stability. Other safety features includes HSA, ISOFIX child attachment and rear parking sensor. For decent suspension, this SUV is employed with independent McPherson strut(front) and H-shaped Torsion Beam (rear) which results in better handling.
The Honda HR-V handles incredibly with its fuel-efficient gasoline engine variants, along with exceptional interior design and high quality equipment. But being an SUV, the ride quality and refinement is quite monotonous.