The 2015 Honda HR-V is developed on a subcompact platform– in this case, the Honda Fit. Based on the very same Global Compact Series platform that underpins the new-gen 2015 Fit, the 2015 Honda HR-V is set to arrive in display rooms this wintertime.
2015 Honda HR-V SUV Review
The Fit itself is revamped for 2015: slightly shorter, bigger and also roomier, specifically for those in the rear seats. The HR-V must expand the Fit’s enhancements with an added 7 inches of overall length, a taller trip elevation and a low tailgate opening that covers more than 40 inches.
The brand-new crossover will certainly also incorporate the Fit’s interior versatility, with back seatbacks that fold flat as well as seat cushions that can fold from the flooring. The guest seat could additionally lay virtually level, producing a payload network from the tailgate to the dash.
The HR-V will likely share the brand-new Fit’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, ranked at 130 horsepower and matched to a continually variable transmission (CVT) driving the front wheels.
A sportier, turbocharged version needs to follow the launch of the standard model. A hybrid variation for the U.S. is feasible if initial HR-V sales are sturdy, as is an all-wheel-drive choice.
The HR-V will certainly slot between the new Fit as well as the larger CR-V crossover. At 9 inches shorter, 1 inch lesser and concerning 700 pounds lighter compared to the CR-V, the HR-V must provide an unique choice for those which need space for travelers and also gear without the family-sized CR-V footprint.
The HR-V’s dimension and also possible all-wheel-drive option make it a prime competitor versus various other stylish little crossovers like the Nissan Juke, Subaru XV Crosstrek and even the Mazda CX-5.
The 2015 Honda HR-V must show up late this autumn or in very early 2015.