Bridgetown, Barbados, April 14, 2015 - The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, unveiled today at Platinum Motors Inc., 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.
Brand Manager of Honda, Michael Franco said “the well-equipped HR-V, now being launched worldwide enters the fast-growing crossover market with dynamic yet refined exterior styling, fun-to-drive performance, class-leading fuel economy ratings and unmatched interior spaciousness and cabin versatility.”
Utilizing a new global platform, the all-new Honda HR-V has one of the most spacious and versatile cabins in its class. It has a unique platform design with a center-mounted fuel tank and reconfigurable second-row "Magic Seat," the completely new HR-V has voluminous interior space along with a flexible cabin featuring multiple seating/cargo modes. With 100.1 cu. ft. of passenger volume (LX) and 58.8 cu. ft. of cargo volume with the second row seats down, the HR-V has space to rival some competitors' mid-size SUV offerings.
According to Jeff Conrad, senior vice president American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and general manager of the Honda Division, "the new HR-V crossover is a true segment-busting vehicle, unlike anything else on the market today. It's got all the essential elements of our Honda DNA, our packaging innovation, fuel-efficient powertrain technology, leading safety technology and, above all, Honda quality, to make this an incredibly compelling, sporty and value-packed new member of the Honda family."
2016 HR-V Key Packaging Specifications
|Passenger volume, cu. ft.||100.1 (LX), 96.1 (EX, EX-L)|
|Cargo volume, cu. ft.||
24.3 rear seats up
58.8 rear seats down
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 three-meter driver's instrument cluster features "floating" illumination rings and Honda's ECO Assist feature, wherein the speedometer illumination changes from white to green depending on the fuel efficiency of the driver's vehicle operation.
Power comes from a highly refined and responsive 1.8-liter SOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC valvetrain 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. 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.
In keeping with Honda's commitment to safety, 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; 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).
Standard equipment on all HR-V models, available in LX and EX trims, include 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 and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® phone interface. Higher trim models can be equipped with premium features including Honda's 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface, Smart Entry/Push-Button Start, paddle shifters, HD Radio™ and leather trim.
The 2016 Honda HR-V is covered by a comprehensive 3-year or 60,000km new vehicle limited warranty.
For More Information
A brochure of the new Honda HRV can be downloaded from www.hondabarbados.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook visit https://www.facebook.com/platinummotorsbarbados. Or Contact Platinum Motors Inc. at 426-1767