Honda HR-V 2019
Honda released its ever loving Honda Crossroad in 1993. The first generation of Honda Crossroad was the rebadged version of Land Rover Discovery series which discontinued in 1998. Second generation of Honda Crossroad was released in 2007 all over the world including Japan. It was introduced as a front engine, front wheel drive and all-wheel drive five door wagon. Honda Crossroad was discontinued in 2010 with the replacement of HR-V in 2014 and the hybrid version is known as Honda Vezel in Japan. Honda HR-V is the global version of Japanese Honda Vezel. HR-V stands for Hi- rider Revolutionary Vehicle and it is available in one trim only whereas internationally it is available in EL, E and S variants. Honda HR-V 2019 has been launched in Japan on 31st January, 2019. It has been ranked number seven in Subcompact SUVs. Honda HR-V is available in Pakistan with a price of around half a crore Pakistani rupees. Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan Limited has launched the second generation of Crossroad as first generation of HR-V in Pakistan in a very limited edition. Honda’s three vehicles HR-V, BR-V and Vezel offers similar engine capacity of 1500cc and the HRV2019 is quite similar to Vezel 2019 with very minute cosmetic changes in exterior and hybrid technology of Vezel. It is providing extreme luxury, efficient performance and high power and its power output, advanced technology and exterior looks are highly appreciable.
Engine and performance of Honda HR-V 2019
Honda HR-V is available in Pakistan in only one variant which is powered by 1496cc L158 DOHC i-VTEC four inline engine that offers both manual and CVT transmission. Its 1.5 liters i-VTEC engine generates a horsepower of 4118bhp at 6600rpm and torque of 155Nm at 4600rpm. It provides a mileage of twenty five kilometers per liter on highways and twenty three kilometers per liter in city with a combined mileage of twenty four kilometers per liter. It has a fuel tank capacity of forty liters. The brakes of the car are made improved with ventilated discs on the front and ventilated disc on back. It offers both front wheel drive option and all-wheel drive option. It takes some time to speed up but once it achieves high speed you can cruise along .the engine rpm will be adjusted accordingly with the transmission type you are using by finding the right gear for right situation for example going up hills or going down through slopes. It’s one of the impressive feature is its excellent fuel economy and the car is handles easily even with large amount of weight loaded in it. You can turn the car with confidence because it rides smoothly over steep surfaces and bumpy imperfections on roads.
Exterior looks of Honda HR-V 2019
It is 4384 millimeters in length, 1773 millimeters in width and 1605 millimeters in height with a ground clearance of 185 millimeters. Exterior structure of HR-v is made from 27 percent of ultra-high steel that gives rigidity to the car. The front of the car has linearly running grille with Honda’s logo encrypted on it and the front headlights are halogen type with angular shape. Rear tail lights also have halogen in them. It’s fascinating exterior has electronically adjustable mirrors with elegant and stylish door handles along with chrome front fascia. The black lip increases the curve of the car with front bumpers having 2 large sized horizontal gashes in bottom. Honda has given an aerodynamic style to the car without losing the qualities of mini-SUV
Interior looks of Honda HR-V 2019
Interior looks of the car is as stunning as the exterior that gives the appearance of high-end Porsche car. It offers a seating capacity for five persons with front seats very firm with cushions but it is a bit narrow. Leg room is a bit shorter for front passengers. Interior design of the car is very decent and simple with high quality of materials used inside. Honda HR-V offers all standard features including power steering, power windows, power door locks, child locks, touch screen with USB ports, Bluetooth connection and Apple or Android connection, traction control, rear view camera, cruise control, lane change assistance warning, lane keep assistance, forward collision warning, blind spot detection system, front and back parking sensors and emergency braking system. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded five star rating to Honda HR-V in side crash test.
Overall the newly launched Honda HR-V 2019 has refreshed exterior style with cavernous cargo hold and back seats. It offers wonderful fuel economy with excellent safety features that let it get five star rating in side crash test. It has a good infotainment system with smooth handling of the car. It has a spacious back to make the ride comfortable. Coming on performance, it offers an efficient performance of the engine with all-wheel drive option that is lacking in Toyota CH-R. Coming on some critics then the front seats are little uncomfortable with narrow positioning and less leg room to make the journey tiring for the driver and front passenger. It does not offer very out class features as offered by a high end SUV crossover and its engine is also a bit weaker as reviewed by some experts. Lastly the spare parts of Honda HR-V are also very high making its maintenance value high and resale value average.
Major competitors of Honda HR-V 2019 include Honda Vezel, Suzuki Vitara, Nissan Juke, BMW X1 and Toyota CH-R. Toyota CH-R is a wonderful car with many improved features than Honda HR-V but it does not offer all-wheel drive. Honda Vezel and Honda BR-V both are powered by 1500cc engine and a minor changes in them as compared to Honda HR-V but the Honda Vezel is available in hybrid technology and Honda BR-V offers more spacious interior with similar technology but in cheaper price. Other competitors are also priced fairly competitive as compared to Honda HR-V price and thus Honda HR-V has to face a big and tough competition in market with these big names.
Honda HR-V gives a lot of space for passengers and it has an attractive interior design with smooth handling of car and excellent fuel economy along with superb safety features and it is available in markets at a price around 48 to 49 lacs Pakistani rupees. It offers super luxury to its customers that offers both front wheel drive option and all-wheel drive option .it has been awarded with three stars out of five in reliability by J.D power that tells us that the Honda HR-V 2019 is quite reliable in terms of its performance and it all these features will definitely help you to make your preference in buying a new car for you and we hope a bright future and success for Honda HR-V 2019 in markets and we expect it to give a tough competition to its competitors.