New Honda HR-V: As fun as it is practical

August 10, 2018 6:22 pm | Peter Warren, peterwarrenhonda.com.au

Honda's HR-V line of practical, sensible SUVs have always been great cars. They've always had plenty of space, an abundance of smart features and engines boasting impressive fuel economy. However, the all new Honda HR-V offers something a little different.

Thanks to a perked up engine and a few exciting additions this car is more fun to drive than ever. 

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Edgy coupe-like design

Honda's taken the old model HR-V's design and flattened it, widened the wheel base and added attractive flowing lines from front to rear. The headlights melt around the sides of the car and the impressive 17-inch two tone alloy wheels give it an imposing street presence. 

This is a sleeker, more coupe-like design, which is accentuated by the subtle tail gate spoiler. While it may be just as practical, this car doesn't look like your everyday city SUV. 

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Every smart feature under the sun

Good looks don't matter if what's on the inside doesn't deliver. Thankfully Honda have taken the liberty of packing the HR-V with every smart feature under the sun to make it safer, easier and more fun to drive. That means every Honda HR-V comes standard with:

  • Anti-lock braking system.
  • 12-volt power outlet.
  • Brake assist system to help you stop automatically when you need to. 
  • Cruise control.
  • Customisable speed alarm to spell the end of speeding tickets. 
  • Fully electric parking brake. 
  • Multi-angle reversing camera. 
  • 7-inch touch screen with Bluetooth capability. 
  • Tyre deflation warning system. 

There are four distinct models of the Honda HR-V, some of which have additional smart features such as forward collision warning and automatic wipers. Whichever you choose, you'll enjoy a fun, comfortable drive every time. 

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Practical (but not boring)

For too long practical has been synonymous with beige, boring, tedium. The Honda HR-V bucks that trend, delivering practicality and fun in spades. Under the hood the car's hiding a punchy 1.8 litre i-VTEC 4-cylinder powerplant which packs a grunty 140 hp at 6500 rpm. What's even more impressive is the 172Nm of torque that gives the car startling low-end acceleration. 

If you need something practical that won't put you to sleep this might be the perfect car. To experience it for yourself drop in to Peter Warren Honda in Warwick Farm for a test drive today.