The new Honda HR-V will be on show at dealerships next spring. But inclined customers can already order the full hybrid. We took the opportunity and drove the compact crossover SUV in the region around the Honda Germany headquarters. Our drive report is designed to help our readers and viewers decide if the HR-V is their next car. In our eyes, the 4.34 meter long and 1.56 meter high HR-V is probably the most beautiful Honda in recent years. Its clear design makes it mainstream in Europe, which is by no means the case for the majority of Honda models. The upright grille painted in the body color (Advance Style) with the narrow LED headlights is typical of modern SUVs, along with the relatively long bonnet and the roof line falling backwards with the symmetrical light architecture at the rear create a harmonious picture. The base (Elegance) of the Honda HR-V is available for 30,400 euros. It is also available as an advance from 32,600 euros. The top “Advance Style” equipment installed in the test car costs 35,300 euros, but it includes almost everything you could want in a new car today. But the base also has a lot to offer, such as Apple Carplay and Android Auto for wireless connection of smartphones, a reversing camera and lots of useful assistance systems. Considerably much usable space The seats in the new HR-V are comfortable and even tall people can feel comfortable on them. Compared to the class, there is a lot of legroom in front of the rear seats. That impressed us and feels like a higher vehicle class. The user of the HR-V clearly benefits from the magical seats in the 2nd row. Their seats can be easily folded up. This creates a high second usable space that can be used for animals or a bicycle. But the actual trunk is also impressive. 320 liters of luggage can be accommodated here with the rear seat backs up. Up to 1,300 liters can be completely folded out of it. Incidentally, the air vents on the sides of the dashboard are an innovation. They were designed in such a way that the air does not flow directly onto the occupants, but is redirected a little. This prevents drafts and still provides the people inside with enough fresh air. We tested it and indeed it works. Very pleasant! —————- Take a look at our cooperation partner Null-Leasing.com, here you will find a large selection of vehicles.
(*Advertising) —————- E-motor and gasoline engine work together But now to the drive system of the new HR-V. It uses 2 motors that can also work together. An electric motor with 131 hp and a petrol combustion engine with 107 hp. Honda calls this a “full hybrid”. When starting off carefully, the electric drive acts alone; if more power is required, the petrol engine switches on. All of this is controlled fully automatically. The driver only feels and hears when the combustion engine is running because it is louder. A battery (deep installed) stores energy generated by the combustion engine and also the energy from slowing down or braking is stored here in order to use it during dynamic acceleration or at high cruising speeds. The Japanese specify 253 Newton meters as the maximum torque. The HR-V, which weighs around 1.5 tons, accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 10.7 seconds. At 170 km/h the fun is over because otherwise consumption would probably be adversely affected. Deliveries from spring 2022 According to the WLTP standard (manufacturer information), it is 5.4 liters. On our first test drives (several hours) we noted a consumption of 6.3 liters. We didn’t have consumption minimization in mind. We drove “normally”, we drove on all types of roads and never exceeded 140 km/h on the Autobahn. The power of the engines is transmitted via a so-called e-CVT transmission, which according to Honda should cause particularly little friction. Specifications – Honda HR-V (Advance Style) #HondaHRV #Honda #HRV Four Cylinder, 1.5 i-MMD Hybrid, Front Wheel Drive, e-CVT Direct Drive, Max. Power. 96 kW/131 hp Max. torque 253 Nm Displacement 1498 cm3 Length: 4.340 meters Width: 2.029 meters (with exterior mirror) Height: 1.56 meters Wheelbase: 2.641 meters Trunk volume: 320 liters Trunk volume with folded seats: 972 -1,290 liters Curb weight: 1,452 kilograms Permitted total weight: 1,870 kilograms Payload: 418 kilograms Roof load: 50 kilograms Consumption: 5.5 liters (WLTP) Top speed: 170 km/h 0-100 km/h: 10.7 seconds Turning circle: 11.0 meters Fuel tank volume: 40 liter base price from 30,400 euros (Elegance) test car from 35..300 euros (Advance Style) More at www.der-autotester.de