Honda Automobiles: The Uniquely Personal and Functional 2016 Honda HR-V Goes On Sale May 15 Bringing a Shot of Energy to Growing Entry Crossover Market

Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 by in Honda Canada

With confidant and sporty coupe-like styling, SUV versatility, 35 mpg highway fuel economy rating (2WD CVT), and Honda wrapping magic, a all-new 2016 Honda HR-V is set to plea a flourishing entrance crossover marketplace when it hits Honda dealerships national on May 15. The all-new Honda HR-V crossover will broach implausible value with a prolonged list of customary facilities and technologies including 17-inch amalgamate wheels, push-button electric parking brake, rearview camera with guidelines, Pandora® radio and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®1 – all for a manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP) starting during usually $19,115.

Available in LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims, a 2016 HR-V is powered by a rarely polished and fit 1.8-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC® engine producing a rise 141 horsepower2 and 127 lb.-ft. of torque3. The engine is interconnected with one of dual fit and manageable Honda transmissions, a seamless and sporty invariably non-static delivery (CVT), accessible on all models, or an engaging, short-shifting 6-speed primer transmission, accessible on LX and EX models with 2WD.

The HR-V also targets class-leading reserve ratings and facilities Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure for extended frontal collision protection. The HR-V is designed to grasp tip reserve ratings: an NCAP five-star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Developed on a new tellurian platform, a HR-V utilizes a center-mounted fuel tank blueprint and reconfigurable 2nd-Row Magic Seat® to broach saturated interior space along with a stretchable cabin featuring mixed seating/cargo modes. With 100.1 cu.-ft. of newcomer space and 58.8 cu.-ft. of load volume (LX FWD) with a 2nd-Row seats folded down, a HR-V has space to opposition some competitors’ midsize SUV offerings.

The HR-V’s energetic coming and sporty, plain position is aided by a coupe-like cabin figure and confidant and strenuously slim face. Distinctive side contours, including a neatly upswept impression line and deeply sculpted reduce physique upsurge into a slim back fascia that adds to a visible appeal. Concealed back doorway handles serve raise a HR-V’s coupe-like appearance.

The equally sporty and worldly interior facilities an expansive, ethereal cockpit with an contentment of soft-touch materials and reward detailing punctuated by accurate bezels, worldly tack lines and up-market brushed chrome and piano black highlights – all wise a goal as a childish nonetheless polished personal crossover vehicle. The three-meter driver’s instrument cluster facilities “floating” enlightenment rings and Honda’s ECO Assist™ feature, wherein a speedometer enlightenment changes from white to immature depending on stream fuel efficiency.

Powertrain and Drivetrain
Power comes from a rarely polished and manageable 1.8-liter SOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC® valvetrain, producing a rise 141 horsepower during 6,500 rpm and 127 lb.-ft. of torque during 4,300 rpm. The engine is corresponding to a sporty and fuel-efficient invariably non-static delivery (CVT) with Honda “G-design” change logic, or a slick-shifting 6-speed primer delivery (LX and EX FWD only). The HR-V is accessible with front-wheel-drive or with Honda’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ for superb all-weather traction and control.

Body and Chassis
The HR-V utilizes a singular center-mounted fuel tank blueprint that enables a 2nd-Row Magic Seat® to overlay totally prosaic into a floor, formulating a some-more atmospheric and versatile interior package. Driving efficiency, doing opening and cabin serenity are serve aided by an aerodynamic figure and a lightweight nonetheless firm physique structure with poignant noise-insulating materials and pattern features. The physique utilizes Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure for extended frontal collision protection, and 27 percent of a physique is stoical of modernized ultra-high strength steel for softened acerbity that enhances collision-protection, doing response, float peculiarity and a still cabin environment.

Fully eccentric front and torsion-beam back cessation systems with width reactive dampers maximize back seating and load space while also providing superb doing characteristics and float quality. Electric Power Steering (EPS) provides a polished and sporty steering feel while minimizing appetite requirements. All models underline power-assisted four-wheel front anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Hill Start Assist, an Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold, 17-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels and 215/55R17 all-season tires.

Safety and Driver-Assistive Technology
Utilizing modernized reserve technologies and pattern features, including Honda’s next-generation ACE™ physique structure, a HR-V is approaching to grasp top-class collision reserve opening ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a GOOD rating in a severe IIHS small-overlap frontal collision test.

Standard reserve and driver-assistive facilities embody four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)6 electronic fortitude control system; an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror; a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera7; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; motorist and front newcomer SmartVent® side airbags; side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)8. Honda LaneWatch®9 arrangement is enclosed with EX and EX-L Navi trims.

Features and Trims
The HR-V offers a high spin of customary apparatus for an affordable crossover vehicle, along with a prolonged list of accessible reward facilities to accommodate a far-reaching accumulation of consumer needs. LX and EX trims with front-wheel expostulate can be versed with possibly a 6-speed primer delivery or sporty invariably non-static delivery (CVT), and all models can be specified as front-wheel-drive or versed with Real Time AWD™.  Models with Real Time AWD™ are accessible usually with a CVT.

LX comfort and preference features

  • 17-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • Electric parking brake
  • Rearview camera with guidelines
  • Tilt and telescoping steering circle
  • Cruise control
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls for audio, journey control, and Bluetooth®10 HandsFreeLink® phone interface
  • 160-watt, 4-speaker AM/FM/CD
  • USB input11
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® phone interface
  • Audio with 5-inch tone LCD shade
  • Auto-off headlights
  • Auxiliary jack
  • Cargo area light
  • ECO Assist with ECON mode
  • Extendable sunvisors
  • 12-volt energy outlets (front/second row)
  • LED taillights
  • One-touch spin signals
  • LED slot light
  • Rear heater ducts
  • Two-speed few windshield wipers
  • Reverse-linked few back windshield wiper
  • 60/40 separate 2nd-Row Magic Seat®
  • Speed-sensitive audio volume control
  • Power windows and doorway locks
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Floor mats

EX additions

  • 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio12 connectivity interface
  • Honda LaneWatch® Display
  • 180-watt, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD
  • Pandora®13 radio compatible
  • Heated front seats
  • One-touch energy moonroof with lean feature
  • Smart Entry and Push-Button Start
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters (CVT only)
  • Auto-on/off headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with energetic guidelines
  • Second USB jack
  • SMS Text Message functionality
  • Automatic meridian control complement with atmosphere filtration
  • Rear remoteness glass
  • Heated body-colored side mirrors with spin indicators
  • Variable few wipers
  • Lighted self-centredness mirrors
  • Chrome interior doorway handles, orator rings and atmosphere opening trims

EX-L Navi additions

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Leather steering circle and leather change knob
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™14
  • SiriusXM®15 radio, HD Radio™16 and Honda Digital Traffic
  • Auto day/night rearview mirror
  • Roof rails

The 2016 Honda HR-V is lonesome by a extensive 3-year/36,000-mile new car singular guaranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain singular warranty. Additional advantages of tenure embody Honda Roadside Assistance, that provides giveaway 24-hour roadside assistance during a 3-year/36,000-mile new car singular guaranty term. The HR-V was grown by Honda RD Co. Ltd. in Japan, and will be made during Honda’s eighth and newest automobile plant in North America, in Celaya, Mexico.

1 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $880 finish assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.

2 141 horsepower @ 6500 rpm (SAE net)

3 127 lb-ft @4300 rpm (SAE net)

4 Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.

5 LEV2 ULEV (Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) models as approved by a California Air Resources Board (CARB).

6 VSA is not a surrogate for protected driving. It can't scold a vehicle’s march in each conditions or recompense for forward driving. Control of a car always stays with a driver.

7 Always visually endorse that it is protected to expostulate before subsidy up; a rearview camera arrangement does not yield finish information about all conditions and objects during a back of your vehicle.

8  For optimal tire wear and performance, tire vigour should be checked frequently with a gauge. Do not rest usually on a guard system. Please see your Honda play for details.

9 Display correctness will change formed on weather, distance of intent and speed, and a arrangement might not uncover all applicable traffic. The arrangement is not a surrogate for your possess approach visible comment of trade conditions before changing lanes.

10 The Bluetooth® word symbol and logos are owned by a Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such outlines by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is underneath license.

11 The USB Audio Interface is used for approach tie to and control of some stream digital audio players and other USB inclination that enclose MP3, WMA or AAC song files. Some USB inclination with confidence program and digital rights-protected files might not work.

12  The Display Audio Interface is used for approach tie to and streaming from some stream [Apple/Android] smartphones. For reserve reasons, always launch HondaLink applications or perform any other operation on your phone usually when a car is safely parked. State or internal laws might extent use of texting feature, and Assist functions might be consummated but notice. Your wireless carrier’s rate skeleton apply. Please see HondaLink terms and conditions for details.

13  Pandora, a Pandora logo, and a Pandora trade dress are trademarks or purebred trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with name smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all inclination concordant with USB connection. Your wireless carrier’s rate skeleton apply.

14 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is accessible on EX-L Navi trims in a United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic use usually accessible in a United States, solely Alaska)

15 SiriusXM services need a subscription after any hearing period. If we confirm to continue your SiriusXM use during a finish of your hearing subscription, a devise we select will automatically replenish and check during then-current rates until we call SiriusXM during 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See a Customer Agreement for finish terms during www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming theme to change. XM satellite use is accessible usually to those during slightest 18 years and comparison in a 48 constant United States and D.C. ©2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

16 HD Radio is a exclusive heading of iBiquity Digital Corporation.

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