Just as Hyundai unveils its brand-new Tucson, Honda takes the wraps off their new C-segment crossover, the new HR-V. Boasting fresh “coupe” looks and chockfull of new features and equipment, the all-new Honda HR-V will be launched in summer.
Nobody expects a crossover vehicle to look outlandish or excessively sporty, and so the design of the new Honda HR-V are quite acceptable. In fact, it could give the new Tucson a good run for its money. Honda has tried to introduce some excitement to it though, through the use of “sculpted lines of a coupé” combined with the tough and solid stance of the SUV.
In terms of performance, the new HR-V will launch with either a 120 PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel or 130 PS 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engines. A manual gearbox is standard, but the petrol unit can be ordered with a semi-automatic CVT transmission with paddle shifters.
Equipment is where Honda HR-V really shines, packing in its spacious interior features Honda’s innovative Magic Seat system, app-based in-car infotainment system, and Advanced Driver Assist System package, which employs a camera and mid-range radar and includes a comprehensive suite of advanced safety technologies.