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All-new HR-V 2023 debuts with stylish design, more responsive engine

By Benjamin Alade
07 April 2023   |   2:57 am
Honda Automobile Western Africa Limited (HAWA) has launched the all-new 2023 High-Rider Revolutionary Vehicle (HR-V) with stylish design and more responsive engine into the Nigerian market.

 HR-V 2023

•Honda boasts of 38% market share

Honda Automobile Western Africa Limited (HAWA) has launched the all-new 2023 High-Rider Revolutionary Vehicle (HR-V) with stylish design and more responsive engine into the Nigerian market.

This is coming even as the company stated that it owns 38 per cent market share of the B-segment of the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) in the country. Looking stylish and sporty with a coupe-inspired design, the all-new Honda HR-V was officially introduced to the media where the sub-compact SUV is expected to follow the trail of success blazed by its predecessor.

Speaking at the launch in Lagos, Manager of Sales, Marketing and Logistics, HAWA, Remi Adams, said the new-generation HR-V was introduced as a smart versatile SUV that represents another step in Honda’s commitment to a greener world with less emission

Adams said the all-new HR-V is powered by Honda’s 1.5 litre powertrain technology, delivering a blend of efficiency and responsive performance.
According to him, carrying on with the concept of meeting the exacting needs of modern consumers, the new model achieves a rare balance of premium SUV styling and exceptional spaciousness, with compact dimensions and easy entry and exit for passengers.

He said the new generation HR-V embodies Honda’s simple, clean, modern design philosophy already seen in the Accord.

Defined by the same key design concepts of function and beauty, he noted that the compact coupe-inspired silhouette is familiar yet exciting in appearance, with a playful character and confident SUV stance.

Adams said the clean simplicity of design is realised through the car’s smooth surfaces, with exterior design features incorporated into the body shape. For example, the headlights, unique body-coloured grille and distinctive lower mesh grille seamlessly integrate with the forward-protruding nose shape and front quarter panels, giving it a more sculpted appearance and creating a sleek, bold expression.

Interior design, class-leading spaciousness
Inside the new HR-V, every design element is dedicated to achieving a sense of generous spaciousness and airiness that connects occupants to the outside world, with levels of comfort and practicality unrivalled in the sub-compact SUV segment. Contemporary fabrics and textured materials create a solid, premium feel, with the quality of soft-touch materials.

According to Adams, Honda’s next-generation body stabilising front seats feature mat-structure support, replacing the previous spring set-up, which helps prevent fatigue on long journeys and increases comfort in everyday use. For additional comfort, while driving, the interior controls are optimally positioned as close as possible to the driver’s field of vision.

Efficient and responsive powertrain
He described the company’s proven technology as a smooth and enjoyable driving experience, with responsive performance and impressive fuel efficiency.
A 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine with a CVT transmission that perfectly fits helps to drive with a peak power output of 119hp / 6600rpm and a Torque of 145Nm / 4300rpm. You can be guaranteed of best-in-class fuel economy with its Econ button that allows the owner to have a fuel usage of as little as 18.4Km/L, depending on driving conditions and terrain.

He said the interface, which is navigated using familiar smartphone-style controls, also enables smartphone mirroring via Apple CarPlay (through Bluetooth, WiFi or cable) and Android Auto (cable). Over-the-air software updates allow upgrades to the latest features and apps.

Also speaking, Head, Sales and Marketing, The Honda Place Limited, Deepak Daryanani, said the after-sales support network of THP Limited (The Honda Place) features updated workshops manned by well-trained teams, regular stock of genuine replacement parts, and offers efficient service/maintenance.

He said like all other Honda vehicles provided in the Nigerian market by HAWA and THP Limited (The Honda Place), The new generation HR-V is supported by a five-year/100, 000 warranty, in addition to five-year free service including labour and parts availed to the owners within the period of the warranty.

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