The new 2016 Honda HR-V made its official debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and amazed its potential customers. Honda HR-V Mugen is a brand new vehicle, that slots between the CR-V-SUV and melding the greatest characteristics of each. Its major competitors are the Land Rover Range sport and the Volvo XC 60.
Honda HR-V Mugen – Body Improvements and Design:
Sportier and more aerodynamic than the previous models, the new 5-door Mugen Honda have strong horizontal lines, a swooping roof line and concealed rear door handles. It comes with a brand new grille, with an extended front splitter and large aero elements on both sides. Moreover, this new vehicle has very distinctive and angular LED headlights, which make the car look sportier and more aggressive than before and are clearly inspired by its larger cousin. In addition, its coupe-like roof is accompanied by muscular front fenders. At the back area, the car features a pair of more aggressive fog lights and a rear bumper.
The cabin of the new Honda HR-V Mugen is able to accommodate up to 5 passengers and blends design elements from both Fit and CR-V models. The seats are covered with leather of the finest quality, can be folded and can be adjusted to different climate temperatures. The center console of the new car is redesigned and features more sophisticated stitch lines, which come along with chrome and piano black inserts. This car aslo features infotainment and navigation systems and a telescopic steering wheel, which is easier to be controlled by the driver. It is also equipped with a Smart Key passive entry and a push-button engine starting system. The new HR-V Mugen offers also some very impressive standard options, like a USB port, a 5-inch LCD display, as well as Bluetooth phone connectivity and steering wheel mounted controls. It also offers a 7-inch touchscreen display, a power moon roof, a satellite radio and a blind spot monitoring system. Instead of the usual dashboard buttons, the new Honda has touch sensitive controls for audio and climate systems. Standard safety features include strong brake system, vehicle stability assist with traction control, electronic parking brakes, a rearview camera and a Pandora radio.
Honda HR-V Mugen – Engine Offerings:
The new HR-V Mugen is powered by a 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine, that is able to generate 138 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission system, which includes paddle shifters for greater control. The customers can choose between a four wheel drive and a front wheel drive system. The HR-V has an EPA city/highway fuel economy rating of 28/35 mpg, when it is equipped with a front wheel drive and 27/32 mpg when it is equipped with Real Time AWD. In addition, the clutch pedal is light to be handled and the shifts are easy and engaging, which makes it an excellent choice especially for the beginners.
Honda HR-V Mugen – Date of Release and Price:
The new 2016 Honda HR-V Mugen will be ready to ‘hit’ the automotive market in the last months of 2016. Its price is expected to range between $19,500 and $26,500.