More and more crossovers are being introduced in the country as the local automotive market appears to grasp the practicality and sense of owning one. Made as a compromise between owning an SUV and a sedan, the crossover combines high-ground clearance, a sleek exterior, a very configurable interior and car-like ride quality. It also doesn't hurt to know that they are priced competitively against compact cars and the larger midsize executive sedans.
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. plans to take a chunk on the lucrative compact crossover segment as the company recently launched the all-new 2015 HR-V last June 9 in Pasay City. Now a big improvement from its predecessor, it has the underpinnings of the current-generation Jazz along with the power of the R18Z1 engine from the current Civic.
We now take a look on how the 2015 HR-V measure up against other compact crossovers in terms of body dimension.
On paper, the all-new HR-V is currently the third longest crossover, just behind Mitsubishi's ASX and Subaru's XV. In terms of width, it sits second as the XV is also the widest of the bunch. The HR-V is also the shortest of the lot; not counting the Nissan Juke, which is absent in the Philippine market.
Note: The Ford EcoSport was included only for reference, but does not directly compete in the segment.
2015 Honda HR-V
1998-2006 Honda HR-V
2012-present Ford EcoSport
2010-present Mitsubishi ASX
2011-present Nissan Juke
2011-present Subaru XV
Under the hood, it is driven by a 1.8-liter inline-four that produces 141 PS along with 172 Nm of torque and is paired up with a Continuosly Variable Transimssion (CVT).
1.8 S CVT Php 1,190,000
1.8 E CVT Php 1,230,000
1.8 E CVT Modulo Php 1,290,000
1.8 EL CVT Php 1,340,000
1.8 EL CVT MUGEN Php 1,500,000