2016 Honda HR-V Price and Reviews
The Honda HR-V’s comeback was warmly welcomed by most of the SUV enthusiasts. The famous model was sold quite successfully between 1999 and 2006. Luckily, Honda finally decided to revive the HR-V SUV and offer it on most global markets. The 2016 Honda HR-V is expected to make its European debut during the summer of 2015.
Interestingly, the model has already had several premieres on other markets. The official European debut of the 2016 Honda HR-V happened at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Its pre-production version was presented one year before in Paris, while the HR-V had already made its debut in Japan, China and the US. Honda’s SUV actually bears different monikers depending on the market. It was first revealed as the Honda Vezel at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. The Chinese version will be sold as the Honda XR-V, while the US and European markets will know it as the 2016 Honda HR-V.
2016 Honda HR-V Specs
According to Honda’s officials, the new HR-V will represent a perfect combination of SUV upsides, a minivan’s functionality and elegance of a coupe model. The HR-V moniker itself is actually an acronym of the Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle. As for its greatest European competitors, the company highlights the Nissan Juke and Opel Mokka crossovers.
The 2016 Honda HR-V is an elegantly designed SUV, capable of carrying up to five passengers with a decent cargo space. The vehicle’s dimensions are 429/177/160 cm (l/w/h), with the cargo area of 453 liters. Of course, the cargo space increases considerably in case the rear seats are folded down.European buyers will be able to choose between one gasoline- and one diesel-powered engine. The 1.5-liter gasoline unit with direct injection generates 130 hp, while the 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel produces 120 hp. Both engines will be paired with a six-speed manual as standard, and CVT as optional. Also, there will be both FWD and AWD configurations available.
Depending on the needs and preferences, the buyers will have the Comfort, Sport and Executive trim levels to choose from. All of the trims include forward collision detection, autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning and traffic-sign recognition systems.
The HR-V cute little SUV is produced in Honda’s Celaya, Mexico, plant. It costs from $19,115 for a FWD manual transmission model, up to about $26,000 for a fully loaded AWD automatic version. The main competitor to 2016 HR-V, in this segment on US market , is Mazda CX-3.