Honda is really moving forward and they intend to pose a real threat to the rest of the manufacturers in the segment. Currently with its 2019 Honda HR-V, the company aims at Mazda CX-3 and the ever-popular Nissan Juke, and as it stands now, it really has a chance of pulling ahead of them. The Japanese automaker made sure that the latest CR-V has all the traits it needs to be the no 1 choice for those seeking a stylish and modern crossover SUV. With its excellent design and usage of the latest technological innovation the comfort as well as the driving characteristics have been raised to a new high.
Changes in Exterior
When you start at its front you will see clean and the strict lines of the body that lead up to very conservatively designed headlights and a slight gape in the grille below. Besides the grille, the front bumper also hosts fog lights which are slightly offset to the centre. The sides of the car hold a very conspicuous wheel arches which house a 17-inch alloy wheels with five spokes that give some extra elegance to the overall look. The side silhouette of the 2019 HR-V looks stunning, especially with those narrowed rear windows that hold the rear door handles. The rear end hosts a small but nicely looking roof spoiler, rear lights with LEDs that somehow resemble those of the Citroen C3 and a very simple rear bumper that underneath holds just one exhaust pipe.
This is the place where the Japanese automaker shines. The interior is the place that they concentrate the most and that is why you will be glad to hear that the interior of the 2019 Honda HR-V will host very upscale leather and fabric materials in grey, and black color. The comfort will not be questioned because you will be offered very high seats, bolstered on the side offering excellent visibility, as well as safety, plus they will be heated and ventilated(depending on the trim you chose).The dash will be familiar and it will show three-cluster instrument panel with bright blue backlight. The center stack will host a touchscreen multimedia and navigation systems. The AC controls are located below the infotainment unit and it still has that original and prestigious design. What this model also has going for it, besides everything written before,is the huge amount of space for the rear passengers and a huge trunk space that has around 453 liters. As for the safety side, the 2019 Honda HR-V will come equipped with a lot of tech, but the ones that are the most interesting is the very use fulrear-view camera and the lane departure warning system.
The engine bay of the 2019 HR-V will boast with two engine options – 1.5 L and 1.8 L petrol units. The actual specs of the first one is currently scarce but the 1.8 L unit will offer 141 HP and 172 lb-ft of torque. The transmission options are between the traditional 6 speed manual or a CVT. The CVT will offer and addition in the cabin in form of paddle shifters in order to allow you to control the power delivery. The 2019 HR-V will have two driving regimes – the FWD and AWD and some preliminary info state that the MPG ratio will be 28/35 with FWD and 26/32 city/highway when the AWD is on. The sprint from 0-62 MPH will take around 8.6 seconds and the top speed will be 123 MPH.
2019 Honda HR-V release date and price
As for the price, the 2019 model year is predicted to be somewhat more expensive than its predecessor, but it is normal. The price range will go from around $20,000 – $26,400, depending on the trim you chose and it expected release date is early or middle of 2019.
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