Official Honda HRV Information
Official Information on the United States Domestic Market (USDM) Honda HRV is now available for LX, EX, and EX-L models, limited to what you'll find linked below until Honda launches it's full HRV website in the coming months:
- Standard Equipment | All Models: LX, EX and EX-L
- Powertrain Options
- Warranty Information
- Packaging Specifications
While we wait for official HR-V pricing information to release speculation around it has begun with the top of the link model suggested to be priced up to $22k. Many other mentions of what pricing could be throughout all the HR-V trim levels can be found here.
____________________Starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, for the 2015 Fit is up to $16,315. This is for an LX with newly revised six-speed manual transmission.
The lowest starting retail price for a 2015 Fit with a CVT that a driver operates like an automatic is $17,115.
But it's worth noting that even a 2015 Fit with CVT and all the new, premium amenities, which was the test car, tops out at less than $21,600.
Top of the line is $22K! I think it going sell well even with the 130 h.p. engine. If Honda would add a turbo to it; it would on fire in terms of sales but this is Honda America and no turbocharged engine for over 20 years!
There is no mention of AWD as an option; but I sure Honda will add it in for the Northern states. If not; it will not sell well in these snow climates.
Honda released a Photo Gallery of the HR-V following it's debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show showing it in full inside and out. See all the pictures here and join the discussion here.
Reveal at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
The HR-V made it's North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, below you'll find a 20 minute video of the debut featuring John Mendel, executive vice president, Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
____________________John Mendel, executive vice president, Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. provides overall Honda business remarks, including Honda's investment in California's hydrogen refueling infrastructure with its $13.8 million funding in First Element Fuel. Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. provides more in-depth Honda automobile business news and introduces the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V Crossover.
MotorTrend Reviews the HR-V
Although this review includes the Vezel and not an HR-V it's still the best it gets being the first American publication to release a first drive review which you can read in it's entirety here and discuss in this thread.
____________________For my test drive, Honda loaned me a front-drive Vezel S, whose standard paddle shifters and 17-inch alloys shod with 215/55 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050 summer tires make it the sportiest non-hybrid variant. Initial observation: Despite weighing a hundred or so pounds more than the Fit, the similarly powered Vezel didn't seem any slower. Zipping around the busy streets of Tokyo and merging into expressway traffic presented no problems at all for this 129-hp crossover. In fact, it never felt wanting for more power, a tribute to the nicely sorted CVT. Further, it's much quieter than a Fit, even with the 1.5L pegged at redline. Honda notes that the Vezel utilizes "high-performance soundproofing," and it shows. The gutsier, less-buzzy 1.8L HR-V should prove even quicker and quieter. In terms of fuel economy, expect the HR-V to return numbers slightly thirstier than the Civic's 30/39 mpg city/highway.
- Motor Trend
Honda has yet to show all color options for the North American HR-V but for now you can see what these color options could potentially be, going off of what's available on the Honda Vezel. Join the discussion and let us know which color you want on your all-new HR-V.