Published on July 28th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda HR-V 1.8L V drive impressions
The all-new HR-V is a product borne of the determination to offer something fresh and innovative but with the real lives of real people and families at its core. The HR-V has a coupé-like cabin profile, with a powerful nose and strong lower body forms, together with finely sculpted surface detailing – creating a characterful look that will produce an emotional appeal among a target audience which highly values style and practicality.
On the road, the new HR-V boasts a distinctive and self-assured identity, while having a clear family lineage, leading with a ‘solid wing face’ nose design. The front grille is black, representing toughness and fearlessness.
HR-V’s coupé-like body shape creates a dynamic and sporty look, complemented by rear door handles ‘hidden’ in the C-pillar. Distinctive, sharply defined lines run the length of the body, giving the HR-V a purposeful, forward-leaning stance and a sense of movement and agility, even at standstill.
Honda’s designers paid attention to ensuring the new HR-V also exudes a reassuringly robust presence. Deeply sculpted lower body panels and the strong horizontal orientation of the front and rear bumpers convey the toughness, solidity and sure-footedness associated with larger SUVs.
A new class-leading aerodynamic performance is brought to the crossover segment by new HR-V. Beneath the vehicle, three covers (under the engine, front floor and rear floor) help to smooth and optimise air-flow, boosting fuel efficiency. They also enhance noise insulation for improved interior refinement. Aerodynamic development work focused on optimising front and rear aerodynamic lift to further improve vehicle stability at speed.
On a city drive the HR-V is actually pleasant as the 1.8-liter variant is quiet and quite perky with its responsive engine. The 142bhp engine delivers in low gears exceptionally and when you need to do some quick overtaking the 172Nm of torque will came in strong and quick.
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.
Honda HR-V 1.8L V Specifications
Engine: 1.8-litre SOHC i-VTEC
Max power: 142PS @ 6500RPM
Max torque: 172Nm @ 4300RPM
Price: From RM99,800 to 118,800.00