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Honda unveils new HR-V crossover


WE, HERE at Autodealer, really do like the all-new Honda Jazz; we fancy its young and funky styling and we also like the direction that Honda is on, especially when considering the all-new Honda Civic Type R. Now though, Honda has unveiled its latest crossover, the HR-V and we have the details for you.

The HR-V, which will be available next year, blends the styling of a coupé, the toughness, space and utility of an SUV and the quality of a Honda, in one sporty, personal and versatile multi-dimensional package. The HR-V will enter the fast-growing entry crossover market with dynamic yet refined exterior styling, fun-to-drive performance and competitive fuel economy ratings and, according to Honda, class-leading interior spaciousness and cabin versatility.

The HR-V's dynamic appearance and sporty, solid stance is aided by its coupé-like cabin shape and its bold, powerful face, complemented by distinctive side contours, including a sharply upswept character line, deeply sculpted lower body form and the strong horizontal taper of both the front and rear fascia; concealed rear door handles further enhance its appearance.

The HR-V's stylish, sophisticated interior features an expansive, airy cockpit with an abundance of soft-touch materials and premium detailing, punctuated by precise bezels, sophisticated stitch lines and upmarket brushed chrome and piano-black highlights - all fitting its mission as a youthful, yet refined personal crossover vehicle. The driver's instrument cluster features "floating" illumination rings and Honda's Eco Assist feature, wherein the speedometer illumination changes from white to green, depending on the fuel efficiency of the driver's vehicle operation.

Power comes from a highly refined and responsive 1.8-litre SOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with i-VTEC valve train. The engine is mated to a fuel-efficient CVT gearbox with Honda’s G-design shift logic. There’s also a slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission on offer for the 2WD models only.

The HR-V is available in either two-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive drivetrain configurations. All-wheel-drive models feature Honda's real time AWD with Intelligent Control System for outstanding all-weather traction and control. Driving efficiency, handling performance and cabin quietness are further aided by an aerodynamic shape and a lightweight yet rigid body structure with significant noise-insulating materials and design features.

The Honda HR-V launch will be in July and we’ll be sure to keep you updated. Please visit our website and Facebook page for more details.


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