2016 Honda HR-V

Sunday, November 23rd 2014. | Honda

2016 Honda HR-VHonda decided to keep the HR-V until today, taking the metaphorical veils off its new model at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Being available in Japan since last year, the car is now finally going to go on sale in the US as well, as a 2016 model and made on the same platform as the Fit, the new 2016 Honda HR-V is being sold in Japan under the ‘Vezel’. Why everybody has decided that Americans only like alphanumerics, we don’t know, but the Fit-based utelet is undoubtedly an important vehicle for Honda in terms of potential numbers.

2016 Honda HR-V Exterior and Interior

2016 Honda HR-V InteriorAppearance 2016 Honda HR-V dynamic and sporty, solid stance is aided by its coupe like cabin shape, complemented by distinctive side contours, including a sharply upswept character line, lower body form and the strong horizontal taper of both the front and rear fascia. Concealed rear door handles further enhance appearance. On the other hand, more design cues seem to be borrowed from the CR-V and that was an expected move. The front grille and the roof shape seem to be similar even though the size differs. On the sides, the character lines go from the rear pillar to the front bumper. 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. In keeping with Honda’s commitment to safety, the HR-V is expected to deliver top-in-class collision safety performance. side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Standard equipment on all HR-V models, available in LX, EX and EX-L trims, include power windows, power mirrors and power door and tailgate locks, electronic parking brake, rearview camera, aluminum-alloy wheels, tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio and cruise controls.

2016 Honda HR-V Engine

2016 Honda-HR-V EngineUnder the hood, the 2016 Honda HR-V decided to go with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder offering in the States but sticking to just one powerplant doesn’t seem like a very smart move. The mill makes 138 HP and 127 lb-ft (172 Nm) of torque and can be had either with a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive format. There are also two gearbox choices: a manual 6-speed and a CVT auto but the manual enthusiasts should know that the can only have it with FWD.

2016 Honda HR-V Release Date and Estimated Price

2016 Honda HR-V Rear Angel2016 Honda HR-V goes on sale early next year; Honda has not yet released pricing but has said it will start below the CR-V. The 2015 CR-V starts at $24,000.

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