DOMASCO Launches ‘Advanced & Stylish’ Next-Generation Honda HR-V
The all-new HR-V has a host of advanced safety and technology features introduced for the first time such as Honda Sensing™, Low Emissivity Panoramic Sunroof, Air Diffusion Mode, Touch LED roof light, to name a few, along with functionality and spaciousness for the user.
HR-V aims to be a lifestyle icon that is confident, visually-pleasing and a pleasure to drive, bringing excitement and enriching daily lives. The HR-V is larger than its predecessor and has longer wheelbase which, combined with magic seats, provide class leading space and utility for an adventurous weekend escape.
This new model is primarily targeted towards Generation-C who are always connected, computerised, clicking and choosing things with consideration while sharing their choice and experience with friends, family and peers. The new HR-V will empower users to explore a new self.
According to DOMASCO Regional Managing Director Jonathan Pollock, the all new HR-V is perfect for today’s connected men and women looking to add a bit of style and comfort to their everyday commute with advanced safety features in the form of Honda Sensing.
The all-new Honda HR-V debuts a strong, sporty and expressive exterior design for 2022, featuring a bold new grille, longer hood and sleek roofline. The HR-V is larger than its predecessor with a longer wheelbase and wider stance with an underlining character of a fun SUV.
LED Headlights and LED Front Fog Lights: The Honda HR-V has a full array of wide set LED headlights with Day Time Running Lights (DRL) in all grades and LED Front Fog Lights feature in the EX-grade.
Pentagon Mesh Grille: The bold and sporting new look of the Honda HR-V is accentuated by a multi-faceted Pentagon Mesh Grille which gives it a sculpted look and makes it a head turner.
New LED Taillights: First in HR-V, this is the centre light on the tailgate which diffuses into the sidelights and carries the beltline to the front headlights which gives an instant visualisation of HR-V’s youthful design cues.
17-inch Alloy Wheels: All grades feature stylish 17-inch alloy wheels, giving it a bold and an aggressive attitude.
Fastback-Inspired Roofline: The graceful swoop of roofline, with an elongated hood and clean body lines gives the HR-V a coupe like silhouette.
Low Emissivity Panoramic Sunroof: First in Honda, this is the low emissivity sunroof which has been provided to cut infra-red radiation, making the cabin cooler during hotter days. Also, rear shades can be removed or installed within a few seconds, providing individual comfort levels for rear passengers. This feature is equipped in the EX-grade.
Other noteworthy features include Auto Rain Sensing Wipers and Rear Parking Sensors in LX and EX, Power Folding Mirrors, Rear Fog Lights, Smart Entry with Touch Sensor and Walk-Away Auto Lock® is standard in all grades.
Premium Interior Design
The spacious interior of Honda HR-V has a solid, premium SUV feel, with contemporary fabric, leather and soft-touch material combinations. The interior design puts emphases on visibility, easy operation and sense of space. A horizontal dashboard layout sets the scene for a ride focussed on the road ahead with an intuitive infotainment screen that defines contemporary design.
The feeling of airiness and space is elevated by a new air diffusion system which is one of the many new features in HR-V:
Spacious Cabin: The spacious cabin seats five occupants with ease and offers interior with fabric in DX and LX grades and leather in EX grade for added style and comfort.
Automatic Climate Control: The Honda HR-V has an automatic single zone climate control feature with knurled knobs which enables the driver and passenger to change the A/C temperature and adapt to the outside environment.
Air Diffusion Mode: First in Honda, selecting this mode directs the airflow through L-shaped vents. These vents create a fresh breeze in the cabin without hitting the occupants directly and gently guiding the airstream around them. An air curtain is formed around the front and rear passengers which protects outside heat from entering and maintaining cool temperature in the cabin.
Rear A/C Ventilation: The rear passengers can enjoy additional comfort with rear a/c vents which helps them to sit back and enjoy the ride in Honda HR-V. These are available on the LX and EX Grades.
Magic Seats and 60:40 Combination Seats: The HR-V’s most unique feature is the rear Magic Seats which, in a single motion, converts the modular interior into space for a surfboard or even a bike. The seats can be tipped for vertical space or fold them flat into the floor in one easy motion or select 60:40 split for even more flexibility.
Touch LED Roof Light: First in HR-V, the capacitive touch rear ceiling lights are elegant in design and operation. There are no switches to turn ON or OFF, simply touch the chrome ring to turn them ON or OFF. This is available on EX grade.
Cargo Space: The centre tank layout and the clever packaging enables various modes of magic seats. 60:40 combination seats allow cargo storage for the HR-V to accommodate two folded bikes, a surfboard and four-to-five suitcases with ease.
Advanced Safety with Honda Sensing TM (first in HR-V)
Honda HR-V is equipped with Honda Sensing™ suite of active safety and driver assistive technologies that uses a new single-camera system which detects a wider view of the road ahead for enhanced recognition capability. Combined with software advances and a new, more powerful processor, the system is also capable of quickly and accurately identifying other vehicles and making driving both easier and safer. This is available in the LX and EX grades.
The salient features include:
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS): Designed to detect and alert the driver of a potential collision. It also reduces vehicle speed to minimise impact if a collision becomes unavoidable. CMBS function now detects oncoming vehicles when turning, bicycles crossing the street, pedestrians with no streetlight and motorcycles.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow: Helps maintain a constant speed by automatically speeding up or slowing down to keep a set distance behind the car in front – all without having to keep a foot on the accelerator. With the new camera and system enhancements, ACC features enhanced smoothness during acceleration and deceleration.
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): Helps to keep vehicle in the middle of a detected lane, preventing it from accidentally drifting out of its lane.
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): Alerts driver when it detects the vehicle may have unintentionally deviated from its lane or is suddenly leaving the roadway altogether.
Lead Car Departure Notification System: Notifies the driver with audio and visual alerts if accelerator pedal is not depressed and the car in front has moved away.
Other Safety Features
Continuing Honda’s’ longstanding tradition of advancing safety performance, the Honda HR-V introduces multiple new active and passive safety systems.
Some of the additional safety systems include:
ACE™ Body Structure: The Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure in the Honda HR-V has been enhanced for even better compatibility with larger vehicles, with improved occupant protection in angled frontal collisions, with a new upper A-pillar structure, side frame and lower firewall structure, all designed to route crash energy around the cabin.
Rear Wide View Camera: Engage reverse and the rear-view camera automatically comes to life on the 8″ display screen with three angle views.
Rear Seat Occupant Reminder: First in HR-V, the Rear Seat Occupant Reminder notifies the driver to check the rear seat when ignition is turned off to prevent any rear occupants being left behind before the car is locked. This is especially helpful for families with small children and pets.
Hill Descent Control: First in HR-V, automatically controls the speed between 0-20 kmph when descending hills.
Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with Traction Control: During an oversteer or understeer condition, VSA can brake individual wheels and/or reduce engine power to help restore your intended course.
Six Airbags: The HR-V is fitted with six airbags to ensure maximum occupant protection and safety.
Auto High Beam (AHB): Automatically changes the low beam headlights to high beam when necessary.
Intuitive and seamless in-car connectivity features and apps, introduces a new level of technology to Honda’s compact segment SUV.
Some of the noteworthy technology enhancements include:
8-Inch Display Audio: The Honda HR-V debuts the 8-inch color Display Audio. The new touchscreen features large, easy-to-recognise icons and a simplified navigation structure with embedded menus. The touchscreen systems also come standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.
4.2-inch TFT Driver Information Display (DII) with Multi Information Display (MID): The HR-V features 4.2 inches TFT high definition all colour Driver Information Display (DII) which displays a variety of information such as Honda Sensing™ support, Rear Seat Reminder, Turn by Turn Navigation, fuel economy, all customisable from the steering wheel and in-line of sight for driver.
USB Ports: The HR-V features 1 front USB for charging and 1 for the smart phone interface that are standard in all grades. It also features rear USB ports (2 ports in the EX) for charging your smart phones on the go.
Fuel Efficient Powerful Performance
The all-new Honda HR-V offers a 1.5-litre engine coupled with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) engine which is uniquely tuned for enhanced power delivery, engine sound, overall refinement, and fuel economy ratings.
Fuel Efficiency*: 18.4 Km/L
Max Power: 119 hp @ 6600 rpm
Max Torque: 145Nm @ 4300 rpm
Paddle Shifters: The Honda HR-V enables a manual seven-speed change with the help of steering wheel mounted paddle shifters which give the feeling of a sporty drive. These are available in the EX-Grade.
*Fuel efficiency figures are based on standard test conditions. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on road conditions, driving style and driving environment
Colour Availability and Grades
The All-New Honda HR-V comes in three grades (DX, LX and EX)
Opal White Silver Pearl
Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic
Meteoroid Gray Metallic
Crystal Black Pearl
Coffee Cherry Red Metallic
Black Fabric in DX and LX
Black and Gray Leather in EX
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