The Japanese automaker is ready to launch its subcompact model which will be known as Honda HR-V Modulo. The HR-V Modulo first made its debut at Indonesia International Motor Show that took place in the year 2014. This subcompact model will act as a counterpart of HR-V which is a successful model in SUV market.
Modulo was specially created for Asian market where the demand for subcompact vehicles is huge but American Honda is also planning to launch it US market to diversify its market. This model will have many similar features with HR-V Mugen which also made its debut in 2014 Indonesia Auto Show. Philippines division of Honda has created the design of Modulo, and they have constructed this model so aesthetically that it would help people in easy maneuverability in city traffic.
Honda HR-V Modulo – Stylish Exterior and Interior Design
Honda HR-V Modulo will appear with a modern design adorned with chrome decoration giving it an elegant outlook. The car will look with many flares that will help this model to stand out from the crowd and make every enthusiast drool over them.
The significant amenities that will make it a fantastic SUV are:
- A wheelbase that would have measurement around 105 inches.
- Black chrome grille.
- Lower garnish.
- Aero bumper.
- Alloy wheel with a hint of a purple color accent.
- LED headlight with the stylish curve.
- Chrome door handle.
- The window is surrounding with chrome accent.
Like its exterior, the interior of Honda HR-V Modulo would be a lot better than HR-V in term of styling, but the arrangement of 5 passengers would remain same. A single color scheme will adorn the whole interior, and it will depend totally on customer’s choice. The door panel is expected to get some new wooden accent to enhance its lavishness.
The interior will feature many new types of equipment and they are:
- Large LED panel central console.
- Remote controlled panoramic roof.
- Illuminated buttons on the steering wheel.
- Premium audio system with six speakers.
- USB 3.0.
- Satellite navigation.
Apart from all of these, it will also equip a different kind of safety equipment to like:
- Electric brake for parking.
- Lane assists.
- Blind spot monitoring.
- Vehicle stability assists.
Engine Detail of Honda HR-V Modulo
The Honda HR-V Modulo will arrive with a standard engine which would enough for a subcompact to make its mark on the road. It is projected to get a 1.8-liter E L4 Modulo power train that can generate 141 hp at 6500 rpm and 126 lb-ft at 4300 rpm. There is a chance that it might be another Earth Dream Technology engine.
1.8-liter engine of Modulo will be integrated with a CVT with the option of switching to a four wheel drive. The mileage will be around 18 mpg in city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Honda HR-V Modulo – Price, Availability, and Rivals
The starting price of upcoming HR-V Modulo will be around $27,000, and it will increase depending upon the trim. It is expected to hit the market by the end of 2016 although there isn’t any confirmed date.
Fiat 500x, Subaru Crosstrek, Nissan Qashqai will be Honda HR-V Modulo arch rival in the market and will try to take away its fame.