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Al-Futtaim Honda launches new HR-V model

UAE, March 11, 2019

Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced the launch of the new Honda HR-V.

The HR-V marks the presence of an entry level SUV from the Honda range and this five-seater vehicle has been positioned as a fun and sporty SUV, said a statement.

The model comes in three grades – the DX, LX and top-of-the-range EX and is available across all Al-Futtaim Honda showrooms in the UAE.

Eric Benavente, managing director for Trading Enterprises, said: “With the addition of the HR-V, the SUV line-up is now complete. The model falls in the SUV sub-compact segment – which is the fastest growing not only internationally but also in the UAE.”

“The HR-V brings the latest in our design both on the inside and outside and is positioned as a fun and sporty SUV which has been designed for life. We are extremely excited to launch the vehicle in the UAE and ask our customers to take one for the test drive,” he said.

The model’s grille is enhanced by a new interpretation of the “flying wing” rendered in dark chrome and extending over the new projector-style headlights.

Under the chrome band, the grille opening has been restyled to emphasise a wide look and the fog light housings have been enlarged to help give the HR-V a more aggressive stance. Also, in the front is a sporty front bumper that gives it an elegant yet rugged look, while the rear Taillights with Integrated LED Light Bars give the HR-V a distinctive, sporty look.

New to the SUV-B segment is the panoramic sunroof, in the EX grade, making the HR-V feel like a large sporty SUV ready for the next adventure. The HR-V is flanked by 16” alloy wheels for the DX grade and 17” alloy wheels for the LX and EX grade.

Designed to adapt to your lifestyle, the vehicle gives customers a comfortable and capacious interior. A centrally-mounted fuel tank provides the HR-V with a huge boot and Honda’s novel 2nd – Row Magic Seats are further evidence of smart thinking. The 2nd – Row Magic Seats are designed to configure in lots of useful ways to increase its carrying capacity.

Some of the other features are a 6.8-inch Display Audio with Touchscreen (LX and EX Grades) with USB and HDMI ports that allow you to connect your smartphone and use its features such as playing your favourite music and using the phone book to make calls to your contacts. A multifunction steering wheel puts the audio and cruise controls at your fingertips making it a driver-friendly interface. The HR-V EX Grade features automatic climate control where you can adjust the temperature of the cabin with the touch of a button. Standard on LX and EX models are Smart Entry and push-button start.

The model has a spirited engine performance matched with low running costs. It features a responsive 140hp @6500rpm and a torque of 172 N-m @ 4300 rpm on a 1.8L i-VTEC petrol engine which maximizes economy and efficiency, achieving 16.9 km/l, on a tank of fuel.

The HR-V is front-wheel drive, driven by a 7-speed fully-automatic CVT (continuously variable transmission). With the CVT transmission, you have the ability to drive the car in a relaxed, automatic mode or you can change gear using the racing car-inspired, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters (on EX grade only).
EX grade features a multi-angle rear view camera with wide view feature. All grades also feature LED daytime running lights (DRL) and rear corner parking sensors only in the LX and EX grades.

The new HR-V is available in three grades – DX, LX and EX and in one interior colour – beige with black combination with various exterior colour options: White Orchid Pearl; Lunar Silver Metallic; Modern Steel Metallic; Crystal Black Pearl; Passion Red Pearl; Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic.

The Honda HR-V starts from Dh69,900 ($19,030). – TradeArabia News Service


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