Honda U.S. has announced the roll out of the updated HRV, which goes on sales from today across the country at a starting price of USD 19,365. The Honda HRV, deemed a stylish and versatile compact crossover, has recently been conferred the 2016 Green SUV of the Year.
The 2017 Honda HR-V now has a new color (Lunar Silver Metallic), along with a host of added styling options. The base Honda HR-V, LX 2WD, is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. With bold and sporty coupe-like styling, SUV versatility and a 6.9l/100 km ( 34-mpg) EPA highway fuel economy rating (2WD CVT), by any measure the 2017 Honda HRV is a standout in the entry crossover market. Delivering outstanding value with a long list of standard features and technologies, including 17-inch alloy wheels, push-button electric parking brake with Automatic Brake Hold, rearview camera with guidelines, Pandora radio and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, the 2017 HRV also adds a sophisticated new color Lunar Silver metallic to its palette, replacing Alabaster Silver.
Available in LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims, the 2017 HRV is powered by a highly refined and efficient 1.8-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine producing a peak 141 horsepower and 172 N m (127 lb.-ft.) of torque. The engine is paired with one of two efficient and responsive Honda transmissions: a seamless and sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT), available on all models, or an engaging 6-speed manual transmission, available on LX and EX models with 2WD.
In the domestic market, the Honda HRV has been one of the popular model thanks to its affordable price range and a host of options. Honda Malaysia has revealed that the HR-V has taken up some 28,500 units in its total sales count and remains the leading compact Crossover SUV in the country.
More recently, Honda Malaysia launched the Dark Ruby Red Pearl color for the HRV, along with several updated additions such as; 17-inch wheel design, the interior’s Multi-Utility Cargo Space, and safety features like the (VSA) Vehicle Stability Assist and Electric Park brake.
The domestic HR-V maintains its 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC engine, which is combined with the Earth Dreams Technology Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). As an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV), the HR-V offers exemplary fuel efficiency and a smooth, linear drive.