What's in Store for the 2019 Honda HR-V?
Honda has recently announced the launch of the 2019 Honda HR-V model. With this vehicle, the automaker is contemplating a completely new lineup of future-ready and high-tech SUVs. This crossover compact SUV is into its third anniversary and it’s going to be an exciting transition. Apart from a new kit, it will be noted for the absence of the manual transmission feature as Honda has decided to drop the sticks. The earlier three trim options of EX, EX-L Navi and LX will be joined by the Sport and Touring versions as well. Let’s dive a little deeper into features offered by the all-new HR-V.
Stylish on the Exterior
The latest trim levels of the Honda HR-V are hitting the market with their super stylish exterior. In the Sport model, there is a sporty style accentuated by 18-inch wheels, blackout trim and a honeycomb grille. The style factor makes this vehicle more desirable. It is expanded to the interior as well. There are amazing style elements like black headliners, sport pedals and black glossy trim.
The Touring model also has impressive styling both on the exterior and interior. The looks on exterior are enhanced by multi-element LED headlights and dark chrome trim. With electric power steering and noise cutting material, the HR-V interior is perfectly crafted for superlative driving experiences. The paint options in both these versions include orange burst metallic, midnight amethyst metallic and platinum pearl white.
A Technological Edge
In the new trim levels, Honda has updated technological features with an innovative touchscreen display infotainment system. This latest version comes with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as standard features. It is also integrated into other models like the 2018 Honda Accord and Honda Odyssey. Apart from this, the leading automaker is using its highly advanced Honda Sensing® suite in the EX and higher-end models. This suite of passive and active safety systems makes this car a safer option for families.
With this suite, Honda offers cutting-edge features like auto braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise controls, forward collision warning and lots more. It will be available in all trim levels of the 2019 HR-V models. Honda is looking to extend this equipment in every vehicle it sells in the USA market by the end of 2022.
End of Manual Transmission
This has been the most talked about upgrade in the 2019 HR-V. The company is saying goodbye to the manual transmission as this new lineup will be introduced with enhanced safety technology. A continuously variable automatic transmission will be available in the base trim levels. It has also returned the CVT in these vehicles to replicate the conventional gear shifts of automatic transmissions. They can cut down on the engine noise and create a better driving experience. An additional sound insulation in the cabin will make it further effective.
The Sport version of new HR-V will be launched at $23,215. The prices will be slightly higher in the EX model that starts at $24,715 and EX-L model starting at $26,315.
For more updates on this new vehicle and related news, stay tuned.