Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) is set to unveil its latest version of the small cross-over Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), the all-new HR-V. The small crossover is scheduled to be presented today, June 9, at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila City.
Boasting of excellent fuel economy together with a long list of standard features and technologies, the HR-V will complement Honda’s vehicle lineup in the Philippines and provide more choices for its discerning customers.
The 2016 HR-V is powered by a highly refined and efficient 1.8-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine producing a peak 141 horsepower and 127 lb.-ft. of torque. Although it is still unsure what type of transmission the HR-V will come with. In North America, the HR-V is available with either a sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) or 6-speed manual transmission.
Developed on the new global platform, the HR-V utilizes a center-mounted fuel tank layout and reconfigurable 2nd-Row Magic Seat to deliver voluminous interior space along with a flexible cabin featuring multiple seating/cargo modes. The HR-V has 2,835 liter of passenger space and 1,665 liters of cargo volume with the 2nd-Row seats folded down.
Its dynamic appearance and sporty, solid stance is aided by its coupe-like cabin shape and bold and powerfully tapered face. Distinctive side contours, including a sharply upswept character line and deeply sculpted lower body flow into a tapered rear fascia that adds to the visual appeal. Concealed rear door handles further enhance the HR-V’s coupe-like appearance.
The equally sporty and 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 up-market brushed chrome and piano black highlights – all fitting its mission as a youthful yet refined personal crossover vehicle.