The latest generation Honda HR-V has just been unveiled in Indonesia and has landed with a turbocharged engine. As we can see in the images, it is a much more advanced car, which has state-of-the-art technology to be among the best in the segment, and will surely be one of the most sought-after in the Asian country.
The mechanical capabilities of the car
Four versions of the HR-V are coming to the Indonesian market. These start with the standard HR-V 1.5LS CVT and include the 1.5LE CVT and 1.5L SE CVT, all powered by a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter engine that is capable of developing an interesting 119 horsepower (121 PS) and 107 lb-ft (107 lb-ft) and an interesting 145 Nm of torque coupled to a continuously variable transmission.
Topping the range is the HR-V RS which features the turbocharged engine mentioned above. The engine in question is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 175 horsepower (177 PS) and 177 lb-ft or an interesting 240 Nm of torque. It’s unclear what type of transmission is mated to this engine, but there are a number of unique styling elements that set the HR-V RS apart from minor variants.
What is perceived from the outside
For example, the HR-V RS comes with an exclusive dark chrome front grille and an updated front bumper. Honda has also equipped the model with unique wheels, while at the rear are double exhaust pipes. The rear light graphics have also darkened and there are a handful of RS badges.
When we perceive it from its front we appreciate that it has a very aggressive appearance, with a wide hood that sports bulging lines, which at the same time fit perfectly with the day and night optics in LED, and that large grille arranged hexagonal in chrome, with the slogan of the manufacturer right in the center. The lower part sports a central air intake with a red line, and on the sides of the bumper fog lights.
On the sides of the car it has its darkened alloy wheels or wheels, which in turn hide huge brake discs and calipers on each of its wheels. The door locks are the same body color, while the mirror housings are combined with the black color. The wheel arches are black.
Behind the car we have an antenna in the form of a shark fin, decorative spoiler with a third stop, brake lights or stop in LED, slogan of the manufacturer in the center, auxiliary lights embedded in the bumper, and two exhaust outlets.
Safety is important
As is the case in other markets, the third-generation HR-V sold in Indonesia comes equipped with a host of safety features. These include the Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Tracking, Automatic High Beams, and a leading car departure notification system.
The Honda HR-V was introduced in Indonesia at the right time, where the midsize SUV segment began to grow because it was driven by a new generation of younger consumers who wanted a more compact SUV model that was sleek, sophisticated, but still powerful to support their dynamic lifestyle. With several changes in terms of appearance, technology and engine, the car’s designers believe that the new Honda HR-V will remain the favorite of consumers in Indonesia.