Honda has unveiled the FR-V (Flexible Recreational Vehicle), which, like its rival, the Fiat Multipla, has two rows of three seats, much versatility and unusual styling.

Honda has unveiled the FR-V (Flexible Recreational Vehicle), which, like its rival, the Fiat Multipla, has two rows of three seats, much versatility and unusual styling.


The MPV will be powered by a 92 kW 1,7-litre or 110 kW 2,0-litre petrol engines or, from 2005, Honda's 2,2 diesel. Both the 2,0-litre petrol and the diesel will have six-speed transmissions.


The FR-V is based on the same platform as the CR-V, but has a completely new floor pressing, to provide both a flat cabin floor and the wider track necessitated by the three-abreast seating.


The two centre seats can be moved back and forth relative to the chairs flanking them, and both fold flat to form a table, while part of the forward seat's cushion hinges to reveal a stowage box and a slide-out drawer below, reported.


The backrests of all six seats recline, and the centre front seat and outer rears have Isofix child seat mounts. The rear-seat backrests fold down to form a flat load deck, but the seats are not removable. However, the advantage of the FR-V's two rows of accommodation is that the vehicle offers increased boot space over MPVs with three rows of seats.

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