Honda's great mini SUV

Frankfurt, February 19, 2015

At the Paris Motor Show in 2014 he was still in prototype form, it is now clear: At the Geneva Motor Show ( March 3 to 15 2015) shows the production version of Honda HR-V. The Opel Mocha opponents based on the platform of the Civic and the small space miracle jazz. And this is where he will also step into the breach. Honda promises a lot of space in a small space and a ride that looks more like a sedan than an SUV. That the class of compact crossover is booming like never, but Honda is certainly not inconvenient.

new petrol

In Europe, the new HR-V will be to have only front wheel drive. To start, there a brand new 1.5 - liter gasoline engine with 130 hp and the already known from Civic and CR - V 1.6 - liter diesel with 120 hp. Both engines are fitted as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. For the gasoline engine and a CVT automatic transmission will be available. According to the new Honda HR-V should therefore come polished than the competition. This applies especially to the engine encapsulation and the overall noise level.

High level of passive safety

Solidity it should go in the interior of the new HR-V. The Japanese offer three trim levels Comfort, Sport and Executive. At the two higher trim levels Honda 's new Android-based infotainment system with seven-inch touch screen series. The app-based system includes traffic reports in real-time, streaming music services and Internet access. In Comfort, there is a five-inch touch screen. All HR-V variants are fitted as standard with a city emergency braking. If we choose again the Sport versions or executive, you get the full range of assistance and safety systems. These include an intelligent cruise control, a collision warning system, a lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, as well as a high-beam assistant. Honda's system uses a combination of radar and camera technology.

Inside a Large

As the Jazz will have the in-house Magic Seats System, the new HR-V. It offers various possibilities for adjustment and folding the second row of seats and among other things allows a completely flat load floor. To squeeze out the maximum amount of space from the HR - V, Honda's engineers also transplanted the fuel tank under the front seats. The HR-V should therefore come up with the best space of the class. Also, the boot capacity from 453 to 1023 liters can be proud of. The Honda HR-V will have its market launch in summer 2015. Prices should be called at the Geneva Motor Show. (sw)