Honda Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the updated HR-V Lineup on sale from 1st August.
The HR-V stable now houses a four grade lineup starting from $24,990* for the VTi and rounding out from $34,590* for the top model VTi-LX. Launched in 2015, the HR-V was the first of a new generation of Honda vehicles introduced in Australia. Heralded for its sleek styling, comfortable driving dynamics and class-leading versatility, the HR-V has consistently sold well and garnered a legion of loyal and happy owners.
Honda Australia Director Stephen Collins, said the refreshed HR-V lineup builds on the qualities that the car was first lauded for with improved safety, styling and sportiness all while retaining its unmatched versatility.
“The HR-V is one of the best cars we have brought to Australia in the last decade. Since launch it has consistently been in the top three of private sales for the small SUV segment year-on-year and we believe it to be the most complete small SUV available. The introduction of a new RS grade, builds on the Honda DNA of sporty styling and world-class engineering while ensuring there is no compromise on the comfort and versatility this car is known and loved for,” said Collins.
The HR-V is the epitome of Honda’s ‘Man Maximum, Machine Minimum’ design philosophy of maximising space available for people and minimsing the space required for mechanical components. This is brought to life in Honda’s unique magic seats that flip and fold in 18 different ways allowing the HR-V to have the perfect balance of passenger comfort, agile driving dynamics with utility functionality. The size-defying boot of the HR-V allows for exceptional cargo carrying, thanks to a potential 1533-litre capacity.
The HR-V’s styling is sleek, understated sophistication with sharp lines and a wide stance ensuring strong urban driving dynamics. It has unmatched space and versatility with a refined interior with luxurious appointments, all competitively priced providing customers the complete small SUV.
HR-V will now be available in four variants: VTi, VTi-S, RS and VTi-LX. The proven engine does not change with a 1.8 litre 4 cylinder SOHC iVTEC and is coupled with a CVT across the range. It produces 105kW @6500rpm and 172NM of torque @4300rpm with a combined fuel consumption of 6.9 litres per 100km in combined conditions.
The entry level VTi is competitively priced and feature packed with LED daytime running lights, remote keyless entry, auto climate control single-zone, emergency stop signal, customisable speed alarm, electric parking brake with brake hold and tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel.
Stepping up to the VTi-S there are new designed 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, rear parking sensors, LED front fog lights, LED headlights with auto on/off functionality, chrome interior finishes, smart entry with push button start and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather gear knob.
The RS variant is all new to the HR-V lineup, replacing the VTi-L and designed for the customers who want a more edgy and sporty HR-V. While retaining the proven 1.8-litre engine shared by its stablemates, the RS is also equipped with a new variable gear ratio steering within the motion adaptive electric power steering, translating to a more dynamic and direct ride and handling and overall fun to drive experience.
The exterior design of the RS is in keeping with the badge moniker with 18-inch alloy sports wheels, black chrome front sports grille, black mirror caps, dark chrome door handles, honeycomb front lower grille and fog garnish, a piano black body kit, privacy glass on the rear doors and the RS badge.
Inside the RS houses leather-appointed seat trim across driver and all passenger seats, heated front seats, smooth sports leather steering wheel and leather gear knob and sports pedals.
Rounding out the grade lineup is the VTi-LX featuring a further level of sophisticated styling with chrome door handles and a panoramic sunroof. Equipped with front and rear parking sensors, power window with automatic one touch functionality, LED Interior light and LED Map light, auto dimming rear view mirror and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat.
The VTi-LX also comes standard with Honda’s Advanced Driver Assist System featuring forward collision warning, high-beam support system and lane departure warning.
Safety is always paramount for Honda, with the five-star ANCAP safety rated HR-V no exception. For the first time Honda’s City-Brake Active System is standard across the range providing audio and visual warnings to the driver in the first instance and applying braking in the second when the vehicle detects a potential collision to minimise the severity.
Honda’s unique LaneWatch system is also now standard from the VTi-S upwards, providing the driver with an 80-degree view of the passenger side; plus all grades are equipped with a multi-angle reversing camera.
The multimedia functionality of the HR-V remains simple and efficient with a 7-inch colour display featuring Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity with built-in satellite navigation across the range.
The new HR-V lineup is on sale across dealers nationally from 1st August.
For further information and full HR-V specifications, please visit www.honda.com.au/cars
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