2016 Honda HR-V crossover Release date and price

2016 Honda HR-V is a new vehicle from popular Japanese car manufacturer. The name of this SUV stands for Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle, and the big interest for this vehicle comes from the fact that Honda talked about a vehicle which will combine the advantages of an SUV, such as big cargo room, with performance and efficiency of a regular car. This combination is proved to be a big success, since Honda’s CR-V already position itself highly on the market, and HR-V should follow its steps. According to various sources 2016 Honda HR-V subcompact SUV will became one of the bestselling ones on the market, which will bring huge income for Honda.

2016 Honda HR-V Front

2016 Honda HR-V exterior and interior

2016 Honda HR-V shares its platform with Honda Fit, but is offers few more inches than its sibling. Dimensions vise, new model HR-V will be around 9 inches longer, around 3 inches wider and taller. The wheelbase will also be longer for about the same number of inches. This provides great interior space, without jeopardizing its compact appearance.

The main qualities of the upcoming HR-V are its versatility and space. It offers 24.3 cubic feet of cargo room, behind the seats, which is more than enough for a vehicle in this segment. Maneuverability of seats (they can fold and flip) provides additional cubic feet if needed, and this is the one thing customers will love about the 2016 HR-V.

2016 Honda HR-V exterior styling cues as taken from its bigger cousin CR-V, such as front grill and headlights. Rear door handles are hidden in order to additionally accentuate its sleek and elegant body lines.  Inside the 2016 Honda HR-V Japanese manufacturer used high quality materials and numerous features. Some of the standard ones include full power accessories, a backup camera;, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with mounted audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity (phone and audio) as well as Pandora Internet radio. Completely three trim levels will be available, LX, EX and EX-L, while upper trims offer even more equipment, such as blind-spot camera and 7-inch touchscreen interface.

According to Honda’s officials we can expect top safety ratings from the 2016 Honda HR-V, since it is highly equipped.

2016 Honda HR-V Interior

2016 Honda HR-V engine

When it comes to performance of the 2016 HR-V Honda primarily thought about economy. This resulted is not-so-stunning acceleration time, but more than acceptable considering its mpg numbers.

Under its hood will be placed a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine capable to deliver up to 138 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. The power of the engine will be transmitted via either CVT or 6-speed manual transmission. Front-wheel drive will be standard, while Honda’s real-time all-wheel drive will be available as optional. However, manual gearbox will be combined only with FWD, while AWD will be exclusively mated to a CVT.

2016 Honda HR-V Rear

2016 Honda HR-V rivals, release date and price

Honda already presented its HR-V model at the 2014 LA Auto Show, while its concept debuted even earlier at New York Auto Show. Its sales should start during the spring next year, while pricing specs are expected in February same year. However the anticipated price is around $20,000, taking into consideration CR-V price, as well as prices of its rivals, such as Mazda CX-3, Chevy Trax and Jeep Renegade.

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