Gateway drug: 2016 Honda HR-V first drive

April 30, 2015 0

The most important new Honda in years taps into entry crossover market What is it? Think of the 2016 Honda HR-V as the gateway drug for a legion of future Honda junkies.
Honda prefers the term “gateway product,” yes, but the company knows an opportunity when it sees one. The prospect of a largely … read more

2016 Honda HR-V

April 30, 2015 0

First Drive Review The SUV-ification of the automobile market continues apace, with buyers in even the smallest segment now deciding that they, too, want the higher seating position and (in all-wheel-drive versions) the bad-weather capability afforded by a crossover-type vehicle. Honda is showing more … read more

2016 Honda HR-V First Drive Video

April 30, 2015 0

Call it a pint-sized invasion—a slew of small SUVs is hitting the streets. We’ve driven the Jeep Renegade and Chevy Trax, and soon we’ll see the Mazda CX-3 and Fiat 500X.
But maybe the most anticipated small SUV is this one–the 2016 Honda HR-V.
MORE: Read our full 2016 Honda HR-V review
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In Search of Interior Features Going Outside the Box

April 30, 2015 0

“Why don’t they all have that?”
This question kept popping up while I was testing some of the 42 vehicles competing for this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Interiors honors. It was my reaction to a feature creating what the automakers call “surprise and delight” for the customer.
I found some surprising … read more

Honda Targets 70,000 Annual Sales of New HR-V

April 30, 2015 0

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Honda expects the new HR-V to establish a beachhead quickly in the nascent Small CUV segment, judging by the automaker’s volume goals.
Honda is targeting 70,000 sales of the HR-V in the U.S. over the first 12 months, putting it roughly on par with Subaru’s XV Crosstrek, the No.1 … read more

First Drive: 2015 Honda HR-V [Review]

April 30, 2015 0

With the expansion of the subcompact CUV segment well underway, it was only a matter of time before compact mainstay Honda brought something to the table. That something is the Honda HR-V. Based on its successful, practical and versatile Fit subcompact, Honda’s HR-V is targeted at buyers who want a … read more

Honda hopes HR-V is better late than never

April 30, 2015 0

Subcompact crossover expected to overcome launch delay Honda hopes HR-V is better late than never Subcompact crossover expected to overcome launch delay Honda officials predict 50 percent of HR-V buyers will be new to the Honda brand.
LOS ANGELES — Honda’s all-new HR-V is showing up to the … read more

Capacity Constraining Honda CUV Sales

April 29, 2015 0

CINCINNATI, OH – Honda believes it can sell even more CUVs in the U.S., but right now the automaker is in limbo as it awaits capacity-expansion measures.
Jeff Conrad, senior vice president-Honda Div. for American Honda, says that’s why he isn’t putting a target on sales of the next-generation … read more

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