Honda NZ are pleased to announce the addition of a HR-V 4WD model to the HR-V line up to broaden our compact SUV offering in the New Zealand market.

The Honda HR-V is a new generation of crossover vehicle redefining space, quality and style. Now available with Honda’s Real Time AWD, with Intelligent Control System, for outstanding all weather traction and driving dynamics.


HR-V AWD offers dynamic drive coupled with efficient performance

•          Earth Dreams 1.5L DOHC, i-VTEC Engine delivering 96kW power
•          Class leading Fuel economy of 5.3 L/100 km, with CO2 emissions from 122 g/km
•          Intelligent Real Time AWD System
•          Stiffer, lighter, smarter chassis
•          Premium European suspension technology with Amplitude Reactive Dampers

Advanced new Infotainment options for the new HR-V AWD

New audio and connectivity options are available to allow the customer to choose the technology that suites their life. Customers can choose the HRV AWD with either a 6.2″ Touch Screen Pioneer CD/DVD Audio, or Honda G5 with built in Navigation, or the Pioneer Premium Audio with the latest in smartphone connectivity including Pandora, Spotify, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

•          Pioneer CD/DVD Audio system
•          Honda G5 with built in Navigation
•          Pioneer Premium Audio featuring Android Auto & Apple CarPlay


Specification of the new HR-V AWD:

•          16” Alloy Wheels
•          Roof Rails
•          Smart Proximity Key with Push Button Start/Stop
•          Front Fog Lamps
•          Intelligent Auto LED Headlights with auto levelling
•          LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
•          LED Tail Lights
•          One Touch Indicators
•          Premium Soft Touch Dash & Door Panels
•          Black Fabric Interior Trim
•          Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
•          Cruise Control
•          Digital Climate Control
•          Magic Seat System
•          Privacy Glass (Rear)
•          Chrome Door Handles
•          Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (MA-EPS)
•          SRS Airbags Dual Front, Side & Full Length Curtain
•          Amplitude Reactive Damper Suspension
•          Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Electronic Brake Hold
•          Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
•          Hill Start Assist (HSA)
•          Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (ABS) (EBD)


Intelligent Real Time AWD

The HR-V AWD is available with Real Time AWD with the Intelligent Control System to help provide power to all wheels with traction in low grip driving conditions such as snow, rain and unpaved road surfaces. The electronically controlled All Wheel Drive system provides a fast, intuitive initial response minimising the impact on fuel efficiency. The clever system also improves everyday acceleration by driving all four wheels during take off. Handling is improved by vectoring power across all 4 wheels during spirited driving.


EarthDreams Direct Injection Engine

Combining a high output with low fuel consumption, the 1.5 litre DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine produces 96 kW at 6,600 rpm and maximum torque of 155 Nm at 4,600 rpm. Honda’s VTEC (Variable Timing and Lift Electronic Control) and VTC (Variable Timing Control) technologies combine with direct injection, strong tumble intake ports and an optimised piston shape to provide benefits in output and efficiency. Weight savings are made through a reduction in weight of the crankshaft and the adoption of independent bearing caps.

Body and Chassis

The HR-V AWD utilises a unique centre mounted fuel tank layout that enables the second row Magic Seats to fold completely flat to the floor, creating a more spacious and versatile interior package. Driving efficiency, handling performance and cabin quietness are further aided by an aerodynamic shape and a lightweight yet rigid body structure with significant noise insulating materials and design features. The body utilises Honda’s next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure for enhanced frontal collision protection.

Light Weight Rigid Inner Frame Chassis

A lightweight, high strength, ultra high tensile steel inner frame has been utilised in the HR-V AWD. Over 20% of the HR-V AWD body is composed of advanced ultra high strength steel for improved rigidity that enhances collision protection. This inner frame, in conjunction with increased adoption of high tensile steel has also resulted in a lighter & stronger chassis. The extra rigidity supports more linear suspension operation, giving the driver a more connected and responsive drive.

Amplitude Reactive Dampers

Premium European technology features inside the HR-V’s AWD shock absorbers to make rough roads more comfortable and spirited driving firmer. Two damper rates in one mean no compromise between sporty handling and ride quality.

The core technology contained within the Amplitude Reactive Dampers is their two separate damping pistons, including a main piston and a second piston. To improve overall ride comfort, when smaller inputs occur during normal driving conditions, only the main piston works to provide the ideal damping characteristics. To improve the HR-V AWD ride and handling during more engaging driving experiences, the second piston operates to provide additional damping force. This technology was developed by German company ZF Sachs for Acura in the United States for their high end vehicles.

The HR-V AWD is available in eight colours with three new and exclusive to this model; Misty Green Pearl, Cinnamon Bronze and Premium Crystal Red:

  • Misty Green Pearl
  • Premium Crystal Red
  • Lunar Silver
  • Crystal Black
  • Morpho Blue
  • Cinnamon Bronze
  • Ruse Black
  • White Orchid Pearl

HR-V AWD                                         $35,600 +ORC

*Press Releases are direct from the Manufacturer, and not edited in any way.

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Fred Alvrez
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