Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Honda | posted November 25, 2014 12:42
Could rival the Ford EcoSport
Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has revealed the 2015 HR-V, a subcompact sport crossover that could rival models such as the Ford EcoSport.
The front design of the 2015 HR-V was developed with Honda's “Solid Wing Face” concept that features sharp-looking headlights integrated with LED daytime running lights and agrressive bumper. The grill of the vehicle comes with a chrome trim along with a mesh pattern.
Turning to the side, the 2015 HR-V is characterized by sharp lines. The rear door handles are integrated into the side windows which enable the HR-V to have a two-door coupe effect. It also has side skirts which strengthens the strong appearrance of the 2015 HR-V.
At the rear, the 2015 HR-V is equipped with LED taillights, a center stop lamp, a shark-fin antenna, a panoramic sunroof and a tailgate-mounted spoiler. Same as the side, the rear end of the 2015 HR-V is characterized by sharp lines.
Inside, the 2015 HR-V has a black interior theme along with silver trim. It features a double layer console, a 7-inch advanced touch screen audio system, an automatic air-conditioning system and 7-color adjustable ambient meter with LCD and a multi information display. The 2015 HR-V also has a three-spoke steering wheel with audio controls and a push start engine button.
It is powered by a 1.8-liter SOHC 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine that delivers 143 PS at 6500rpm with 172 Nm of torque at 4300rpm. The engine is mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Honda's “Earth Dreams Technology.”