Totally new, modern, dynamic and fuel efficient SUV is almost finished and ready to gain worldwide fame. We are talking about stunning 2016 Honda HR-V.
Changes and improvements
2016 Honda HR-V is a new model of Japanese company. It belongs to the category of mini crossovers or mini SUVs. It came out in Japan first, under the nameplate Honda Vezel. For American and European market it will keep HR-V (Hi Revolutionary Vehicle) nameplate, the same as it was in the beginning of the nineties when it came out for the first time. New model, at the first look, has a lot of resemblance with its larger cousin Honda CR-V. It has similar front grille design, but it is a bit prettier when it comes to roofline and hood. This new tiny crossover SUV is also bringing new beautiful, sharp and angular headlights. It will be powered with latest LED technology, for better visibility in all conditions. The new model will also have rather pronounced front fenders and swell sholderline. There are also new and more powerful wheels. When it comes to the interior of new Honda HR-V, it will be able to accommodate up to five passengers. Standard features that will come with this model include power windows, locks and mirrors, steering will audio control, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, rear view camera and many others. Additional options will include leather upholstery, sunroof, heated front seats, pushbutton start, touch screen displays, paddle shifters, etc. 2016 Honda HR-V will come in three trim levels and it is LX, EX and EX-L.
2016 Honda HR-V powertrain
Under the hood of 2016 Honda HR-V will be only one engine option. New model will have the same power unit as the Honda Civic. It will be 1.8 liter inline four engine, which is capable to produce 140 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. It is more than enough for the vehicle of this size. The engine of 2016 Honda HR-V will be matted to a CVT gearbox and front wheel drive as standard, while the all wheel drive will be optional. There are some rumors about one more engine option in the future. It would be 1.5 liter hybrid unit from the Honda Vezel. This unit is capable to produce up to 144 horsepower.
Release date and expected price
When it comes to 2016 Honda HR-V release date, it is expected to be launched in the spring of 2015, as 2016 year model. As for the expected price, it will be in range from $20,000 to $25,000 depending from trim level.
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