Honda released the first details of the HR-V 2019, its most sophisticated compact SUV to date. The new model boasts a more careful exterior design, interior improvements and a wide range of advanced technologies.
Companies that external improvements they include a substantial interpretation of Honda's “Solid Wing Face” with a new high-gloss dark chrome panel that replaces the black and chrome combination on the grille. Front bumper it boasts deeper air intakes incorporating circular fog lamps, while the new optics feature projection lenses, with redesigned LED daytime running lights.
In the rear, the dark chrome trim on the tailgate reproduces that on the front, while the optics are framed by a darker casing.
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The higher-end versions of the range feature 17-inch alloy wheels, and the tailpipe features a unique chrome finish. Headlights and taillights have been modified to include full LED lights, and the rear housings now feature a dark “smoky” effect.
Honda will offer a range of eight body colors for the 2019 HR-V, including Midnight Blue Beam Metallic. The other shades available are Milano Red (solid), Platinum White and Crystal Black both with a pearl finish, and Lunar Silver, Modern Steel, Brilliant Sporty Blue and Ruse Black, all of them with a metallic finish.
The HR-V maintains the innovative system Honda Magic Seats. THEThe driver and front passenger seats have been redesigned and they incorporate changes in the cushion and the backrest, which offer better support in general, especially in the shoulder area. Now, the standard fabric upholstery is of higher quality, while that of the higher versions combines fabric and leather with reinforced stitching, which gives it an even more sporty finish.
At launch, the 2019 Honda HR-V will be available with the efficient 1.5 liter naturally aspirated i-VTEC gasoline engine, offering a power of 130 CV and a maximum torque of 155 Nm at 4.600 rpm. The version with a six-speed manual transmission it goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 10,7 seconds, while the version with CVT transmission offers an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 11,2 seconds.
This engine offers a fantastic combination of power and efficiency, with a fuel consumption figure of 5,3 l / 100 km, and official CO2 emissions of 121 * g / km in combination with the CVT transmission.
The i-VTEC engine has been improved by an advanced grinding technique that achieves a very high level of cylinder polish, minimizing the friction between pistons and cylinders. The timing chain guides also feature a new coating that reduces friction and long-term wear and increases engine efficiency.
Honda has succeeded in reducing interior noise and giving the HR-V a more sophisticated look increasing the insulating material around the vehicle, also around the front bulkhead and wheel arches, the trunk structure and the front and rear door panels.
The 2019 HR-V will also feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology for the first time. The ANC has been designed to reduce indoor low-frequency noise, via two in-cab microphones that cancel it out with reverse phase synchronized audio signals output from the loudspeakers.
Manufacturing of the new 2019 HR-V equipped with the 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine has already started, and the first deliveries on the European market are scheduled from October.