Honda HR-V 2015 - Top Auto Review

Honda HR-V 2015

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From the summer of 2015, the new Honda HR-V available in Europe. The elegant, practical all-rounder is a spectacular new addition in the growing crossover segment. It combines dynamic design with the versatility of a minivan and also delivers excellent performance and low fuel consumption. The HR-V is part of the new Honda model from Honda, with the brand again presents its lead role in technical innovations.

Honda HR-V 2015

To impress HR-V white with distinctive, sweeping lines, reminiscent of a coupe and combine the elegant body with the robust chassis.

In the interior, Honda HR-V 2015 proves to be extremely versatile, for maximum variability also provide the unique Honda Magic Seats®. High-quality materials and elegant design determine the interior. Moreover, it is Honda's design team managed to combine comprehensive spaciousness with a sporty, comfortable interior.

The new infotainment system "Honda CONNECT" comes in HR-V used. It is operated via a 7-inch touch screen in the center of the dashboard and provides many features such as Internet browsing, breaking news, traffic and weather information as well as music streaming.

The new compact SUV from Honda is optionally available with an agile and efficient 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine with 120 hp or a 1.5 i-VTEC petrol engine with 130 hp. Both engines come from the innovative "Earth Dreams Technology" - drive generation of Honda.

In addition, advanced, sensor-controlled driver assistance systems are available that use a combination of camera and radar technology.

Best in class space with the versatility of a minivan

The new HR-V convinced with the best space in its class. Through its unique interior flexibility it offers the advantages of a minivan.

Honda HR-V 2015

The basis for the high variability and the large interior space Honda's global platform for small and compact models with central platziertem fuel tank under the front seats. This creates more space under the rear seats to accommodate the unique Honda Magic Seats®.

Thanks to numerous configuration options split 60/40 Magic Seats® offer maximum versatility. In the "Utility" mode, the rear seats are folded forward and lowered the seat, so generous and perfectly flat cargo area. The "Tall" mode, the seats are folded up like movie theater seats in the upright position and offer free storage space from floor to roof. Completely fold down the front passenger seat and the rear seat behind the "Long" mode. This allows very long items tucked away easily.

Inside the 2015 HR-V comes up with a unique leg, shoulder and head, which is usually found only in larger vehicles.

Even the trunk knows how to impress: With folded rear seats are already 453 liters available. Are the rear seats folded, the cargo capacity increases to 1,026 liters (up window edge). Thanks to the wide rear hatch and low load height is a particularly convenient loading large trunk.

Elegant interior boasts high-quality materials, panoramic roof and innovative infotainment system

Honda HR-V 2015

Honda has managed to unite the conflicting notions of space and stability with the interior of a stylish and sporty coupe.

With high quality, materials and discreet chrome elements of the HR-V new stylish features. The instrument panel combines solid design with elegant decorative elements that emphasize the sophisticated look.

The cockpit has three "floating" rings of light surrounded instruments, which emphasize the high quality interior design. The Eco Assist function ensures that the ambient lighting of the speedometer replaced with more efficient driving style from white to green.

The Executive trim level also has a panoramic glass sunroof that can be tilted or open a button. The sun visor opens automatically with the sunroof and can be closed separately for protection against sunlight.

Honda HR-V 2015

In the middle of the dashboard is the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system of the new "Honda CONNECT", which is available as standard on trim level sport.

"Honda CONNECT" is based on the Android operating system 4.0.4 and allows known from the smartphone multi-touch screen control functions. The infotainment system, allowing quick and easy access to many Internet services such as web browsing, real-time traffic information, latest news and weather, Facebook and Twitter news and music streaming. More apps can be downloaded from the Honda Center app. The driver can adjust the infotainment system to your personal preferences and also take advantage of the optional Garmin satellite navigation.
The display also offers a range of vehicle information such as trip odometer, fuel consumption and travel time.

For comprehensive connectivity is guaranteed: "Honda CONNECT" can be over Mirror Link, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI and USB interface easily with your smartphone and other multimedia devices.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Honda HR-V 2015

The new HR-V is equipped with a variety of active and passive safety systems.

The active safety systems use a combination of camera and radar technology. With the exception of basic equipment "Comfort" all trim levels come standard with the advanced driver assistance systems from Honda. The comprehensive safety systems include the Intelligent Cruise Control (Intelligent Speed ​​Assist), the City Emergency Braking Assistance (CTBA), the collision warning system (Forward Collision Warning), Lane Keeping Assist (Lane Departure Warning), the traffic sign recognition (Traffic Sign Recognition System) and the high-beam assistant ( High Beam Support System).

The City Emergency Braking Assistance (CTBA) comes the new HR-V in series production.

In addition to front, side and curtain airbags ACE ™ provides - body structure (Advanced Compatibility Engineering ™), provide a comprehensive passive safety. A framework of connected structural elements ensures a more uniform distribution of the impact energy in the front of the vehicle and thus reduces the forces transferred to the passenger compartment. This ensures an improved protection of occupants in a frontal collision. The body has also special safety when vehicles of different height, frame construction or different weights collide head.

Excellent handling characteristics and low fuel consumption

2015 HR-V is offered in Europe with front wheel drive. You can choose between a more agile and efficient 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine with 130 hp and a 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine with 120 hp. Both petrol and diesel are available with six-speed manual transmission. At the 1.5 i-VTEC also completes a continuously variable CVT transmission from the offer.

Honda HR-V 2015

Both units come from the "Earth Dreams Technology" - drive generation of Honda. The innovative motors are designed for high performance and high efficiency and meet both the Euro 6 standard.

In developing the HR-V it was at the forefront to achieve a driving experience that is equivalent to that of a sedan - which was due to the low center of gravity and light but extremely stiff body also achieved. The rigid body - 27 percent of the body are made of high-strength steel - provides comprehensive stability, leading to a safe driving experience. Thus, the HR-V provides a safe handling, even during sporty driving.

The compact SUV is also characterized by its excellent aerodynamics. This not only reduces fuel consumption, but also helps reduce wind noise when driving. In addition, the HR-V has an effective noise insulation, which provides a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere in the interior.

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