Muscat: Omasco, the official distributor of Honda cars and bikes in Oman, announced the arrival of the refreshed 2021 HR-V through a virtual event from their Wattayah Showroom today [7th October 2020].
The Honda HR-V marks the presence of an entry-level SUV from the Honda range. The HR-V has been positioned as a fun and sporty SUV which has been designed for life. It comes with three grades for the region.
The exclusive online event was held on Facebook Live, with spectators comprising of customers, fans, and Omasco staff, joining in to see the all new vehicle.
The event was hosted by, Mr. Sulaiman Al Rashdi, National Sales Manager, Omasco Honda, who said: “We at Omasco wholly support the governments’ initiatives and guidance as they steer us to safety from this pandemic and encourage people to adopt all safety measures. In the light of these efforts, we decided to announce the arrival of the ‘All new 2021 Honda HR-V’ exclusively online.”
The HR-V receives exterior styling that expands its appeal to the millennials. The 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 HR-V a more aggressive stance. Also in the front is a sporty front bumper that gives it an elegant yet rugged look.
In 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 (EX grade), making the HR-V feel like a large, sporty SUV ready for the next adventure.
The refreshed HR-V has 16” alloys in the DX grade and New 17” alloy wheel design for the LX and EX grades.
The 2021 HR-V boasts of a youthful vibe with unique styling touches. The intuitively designed HR-V cockpit ensures that everything is where you need it.
The elegant dashboard includes the very latest technology, it’s incredibly easy to understand and use. Beige Fabric (DX and LX Grade) and Beige Leather (EX Grade) gives the interior of the HR-V a premium and comfort feel.
Designed to adapt to your lifestyle, the HR-V gives you a clever, comfortable and capacious interior. A centrally-mounted fuel tank provides the HR-V with a huge boot and our 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. The HR-V, like the Jazz, also has 60:40 split rear seats. These 60:40 split seats can be stowed, making the already large space truly vast, or tipped-up to allow for sideways loading of awkward objects like a bicycle.
With the new stay-spring mechanism for the hatch, it’s now easier than ever to access HR-V’s cargo space of 1,456 liters. HR-V also offers up to 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space with abundant rear seat head and legroom, especially considering HR-V’s compact outer dimensions.
Some of the new features of the 2021 HR-V is the 7-inch Display Audio with Touchscreen (LX and EX Grades), which allows you to mirror your smart phone. A Multi-function steering wheel puts the audio and cruise controls at your fingertips, making it a driver-friendly interface.
The HR-V EX Grade now features automatic climate control where you can adjust the temperature of the cabin with the touch of a button. Standard on LX models are Smart Entry and push-button start.
The HR-V has spirited engine performance matched with low running costs. It features a responsive [email protected] and torque of 172 [email protected] rpm from 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 on a front-wheel drive platform, and is 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, auto-mode or you can change “gears” using the racing car-inspired, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters (On EX Grade only).
At full throttle, the CVT now features revised shift-mapping that, under hard acceleration, more closely resembles the stepped gear changes of a conventional fixed-gear transmission.
This “stepped” feel gives HR-V a more familiar feel during acceleration, while also helping to reduce interior noise levels. Additionally, HR-V’s CVT now uses a more refined and natural feeling engagement, staying at lower revs more often.
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION:
The chassis incorporates a centrally mounted fuel tank, which provides perfect weight ratio, and concentrates the mass in the center. This, in conjunction with the amplitude reactive dampers, give the HR-V excellent driving dynamics and minimizes body roll.
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES:
The 2021 HR-V also benefits from a standard list of active and passive safety features. This includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, driver and passenger front airbags standard on all grades, side airbags and side-curtain airbags on the EX Grade only, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Hill Start Assist (HAS) and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.
The EX Grade features a multi-angle rearview 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.
Grade and Color Availability:
The All New HR-V is available in three grades namely, DX, LX and EX and in one interior color – beige with black combination with various exterior color options as below:
- White Orchid Pearl
- Lunar Silver Metallic
- Modern Steel Metallic
- Crystal Black Pearl
- Passion Red Pearl
- Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic
For more information, please visit www.honda-mideast.com.