Magic HR-V S

HONDA has added a little magician’s trick to its HR-V S to back up its base qualities of comfort, practicality and reliability.

Remember the magician’s trick where he suddenly produces a full grown adult from a small box?

In the case of Honda they are calling it magic seats and it produces room that is almost the equivalent of a small van. Supplementing an already adequate boot for a vehicle of this size, the magic seats allow you — with the touch of a lever— to progress through different stages to a completely flat floor.

Pull the lower part of the seat back and you have an upright storage space that would take a large pot or even a small fridge.

It all adds to the appeal of the Honda for its target market but there is a lot more to the HR-V S than just a little sleight of hand.

The HR-V S is well set up with a 1.8 litre, four cylinder, 16 valve I-VTEC engine with maximum power of 105kW at 6000rpm and torque of 172Nm at 4300rpm.

The Earth Dreams automatic CVT transmission includes both sport and economy modes as well as a low transmission. Modern adaptive electric power steering adds to the easy on-road experience.

Halogen headlights with daytime running lights ensure you will always be seen and are supported by an emergency stop signal. The headlights have an auto-off feature.

A tasteful interior includes black fabric trim and a full book of comfort features like dual zone digital climate control, cruise control and the standard electronics package of CD player, AM/FM radio, six speaker audio, Bluetooth phone and auto connectivity, USB and HDMI ports and the iPhone’s Siri hands -free mode.

There is a handy customisable speed alarm and tyre deflation warning system. In addition, the black and white instrument panel is clear and easy to read.

The safety package includes a three angle reversing camera, electronic brake-force distribution, hill start assist, anti-lock brakes and vehicle stability assist – nothing left out there.

A nice silhouette is topped off with an attractive colour range, the test drive vehicle’s Carnelian Red was particularly attractive.

Considering this is the base model of the HR-V range there is a lot on offer and at a starting price of $29,990 plus on road costs it is going to appeal to the budget conscious.

It is comfortable to drive, easy to park, at home in the city and stable on the open road.

Honda is respected for the quality of its vehicles and the HR-V S is right up to standard. Mark it down as well worth a spin.

HONDA has added a little magician’s trick to its HR-V S to back up its base qualities of comfort, practicality and reliability.

Remember the magician’s trick where he suddenly produces a full grown adult from a small box?

In the case of Honda they are calling it magic seats and it produces room that is almost the equivalent of a small van. Supplementing an already adequate boot for a vehicle of this size, the magic seats allow you — with the touch of a lever— to progress through different stages to a completely flat floor.

Pull the lower part of the seat back and you have an upright storage space that would take a large pot or even a small fridge.

It all adds to the appeal of the Honda for its target market but there is a lot more to the HR-V S than just a little sleight of hand.

The HR-V S is well set up with a 1.8 litre, four cylinder, 16 valve I-VTEC engine with maximum power of 105kW at 6000rpm and torque of 172Nm at 4300rpm.

The Earth Dreams automatic CVT transmission includes both sport and economy modes as well as a low transmission. Modern adaptive electric power steering adds to the easy on-road experience.

Halogen headlights with daytime running lights ensure you will always be seen and are supported by an emergency stop signal. The headlights have an auto-off feature.

A tasteful interior includes black fabric trim and a full book of comfort features like dual zone digital climate control, cruise control and the standard electronics package of CD player, AM/FM radio, six speaker audio, Bluetooth phone and auto connectivity, USB and HDMI ports and the iPhone’s Siri hands -free mode.

There is a handy customisable speed alarm and tyre deflation warning system. In addition, the black and white instrument panel is clear and easy to read.

The safety package includes a three angle reversing camera, electronic brake-force distribution, hill start assist, anti-lock brakes and vehicle stability assist – nothing left out there.

A nice silhouette is topped off with an attractive colour range, the test drive vehicle’s Carnelian Red was particularly attractive.

Considering this is the base model of the HR-V range there is a lot on offer and at a starting price of $29,990 plus on road costs it is going to appeal to the budget conscious.

It is comfortable to drive, easy to park, at home in the city and stable on the open road.

Honda is respected for the quality of its vehicles and the HR-V S is right up to standard. Mark it down as well worth a spin.

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