All-new 2016 Honda HR-V crossover makes North American debut at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Who says you can’t have it all? The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, blends the styling of a coupe, the toughness, space and utility of a SUV and the quality of a Honda in one sporty, personal and versatile multi-dimensional vehicle. The well-equipped HR-V, launching at Honda dealerships across Canada next spring, will enter the fast-growing entry crossover market with dynamic yet refined exterior styling, fun-to-drive performance, anticipated class-leading fuel economy ratings and unmatched interior spaciousness and cabin versatility.
More space, like magic.
As your needs change, so can the HR-V. It offers one of the most spacious and versatile cabins in its class. Using its unique platform design with a centre-mounted fuel tank and reconfigurable second-row Magic Seat®, the completely new HR-V has interior space to spare along with a flexible cabin featuring multiple seating/cargo modes. With 2,835 litres of passenger volume (LX) and 1,665 litres of cargo volume with the second-row seats down, the HR-V has space to rival some competitors’ compact SUV offerings.
Ride in style. The HR-V’s dynamic appearance and sporty, solid stance is aided by its coupe-like cabin shape and bold, powerful face. It’s complemented by distinctive side contours, including a sharply upswept character line, deeply sculpted lower body form and the strong horizontal taper of both the front and rear fascia. Concealed rear door handles further enhance its coupe-like appearance.
Premium on the inside.
Surround yourself with refinement. The HR-V’s 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 upmarket brushed chrome and piano black highlights - all fitting its mission as a youthful yet refined personal crossover vehicle. The driver’s instrument cluster features “floating” illumination rings and Honda’s ECO AssistTM feature, wherein the speedometer illumination changes from blue to green, depending on the fuel efficiency of the driver’s vehicle operation.
Ready to respond.
You’ll have plenty of get up and go when you need it. Power comes from a responsive 1.8-litre SOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC® valvetrain and dual-stage intake manifold, producing a peak 138 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 127 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,300 rpm (both SAE net). The engine is mated to a sporty and fuel-efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda “G-design” shift logic, or a slick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission (2WD models only). The HR-V is available in either two-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive drivetrain configurations. All-wheel-drive models feature Honda’s Real Time AWDTM with Intelligent Control SystemTM for outstanding all-weather traction and control. Driving efficiency, handling performance and cabin quietness are further aided by an aerodynamic shape and a lightweight yet rigid body structure with significant noise-insulating materials and design features.
Keeping safety in mind.
Safety is our top priority. In keeping with this commitment, the HR-V is expected to deliver top-in-class collision safety performance and incorporates Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front body structure, designed to more efficiently absorb and disperse the energy from a frontal collision. Standard safety and driver-assistive features include four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control; an expanded view driver’s mirror; a multi-angle rearview camera; and dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, driver and front passenger Smartvent™ side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions. The HR-V is anticipated to earn top collision safety ratings from the NHTSA (5-Star Overall Vehicle Score) and IIHS (Top Safety Pick).
Spoiling comes standard.
Every version has lots of things to love. Standard equipment on all HR-V models, available in LX, EX and EX-L trims, include heated front seats, 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, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLinkTM phone interface and Honda’s 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface. Higher trim models can be equipped with premium features, including Honda LaneWatch™, smart entry with push-button start, paddle shifters (CVT only), SiriusXMTM, a power sunroof, embedded navigation, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and leather trim.