2016 Honda HR-V Release Date
Rumors of the Honda HR-V have been rippling through the automotive industry for months. While Honda gave us glimpse as to what its new crossover would look like months ago, we were left longing for specs, details and release date information. But in the long run, our patience paid off. Honda officially pulled the curtain off the 2016 Honda HR-V at the LA Auto Show, and with it, a fairly detailed press release that highlights an approximate 2016 Honda HR-V release date and many key specs about the newest entry into the Honda lineup.
The new HR-V will be the smallest utility vehicle in Honda’s utility fleet, as the brand attempts to capitalize on the rapid growth and popularity of the small crossover class. Designed to combine the strengths of a coupe and the utility of an SUV, the sporty crossover will make its way to dealerships early in 2015.
While the HR-V has been reviewed as a middle-ground between the Honda Fit and the Honda CR-V, it shares more with the larger crossover than its subcompact fleet mate. There are glaring similarities in the grille and the contours across the body, but sporty mentality of the HR-V maintains its distinctiveness.
Inside, the HR-V borrows the Honda Fit’s Magic Seats to aid in converting passenger space to cargo capacity. In all, the 2015 Honda HR-V offers 70.9 cubic-feet of space, but the flexibility of the seats will allow owners to better secure their cargo and also to haul with passengers in the vehicle.
The 2016 Honda HR-V will get its power from a 1.8-litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine capable of producing 138 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. As is the case with many of the vehicles in the Honda fleet, the HR-V will pair to a continuously variable transmission, although a six-speed manual is also available. One more piece of great news — all-wheel drive is available, and models equipped with it will also include Honda’s real-time AWD with Intelligent Control System to better handle challenging driving conditions.
Look for the 2016 Honda HR-V release date sometime early in 2015 and stay posted to our blog and website for more information about the all-new crossover.