The Honda HR-V Mugen was first unveiled to the public at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show. The subcompact crossover was showcased alongside a similar car known as Honda HR-V Modulo. Designed and produced by Honda Cars Philippines, the two vehicles target the vibrant Asian markets.
Honda HR-V Mugen – Fresh New Look:
The front end of the Honda HR-V Mugen is expected to be quite stylish. We are looking forward to a well-positioned grille and the Mugen emblem on the upper fascia. This end will also be decorated with LED lights- headlamps, fog lights and DRLs. The rear end will look smart with a magnificent tailgate and an array of lights. Other exterior highlights include flower-spoke wheels and modern side mirrors.
The interior of the Honda HR-V Mugen is expected to be well-equipped and arranged. Some quality materials like leather and lightweight metals are expected to find their way in the new crossover. The 5-seater will come with enough cabin space, meaning that legroom and headspace will not be an issue. Equipped with comfort features like headrest and adjust mechanisms, the seats will be comfortable enough to offer stress-free rides.
The Mugen will also come with its fair share of technological features. We are looking forward to a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an automatic climate control system, and a premium audio system. The car is highly likely to get other tech features such as iPhone & iPod connectivity, USB ports, MirrorLink and Bluetooth.
Honda HR-V Mugen – Engine Details and Performance:
The new Honda car will be powered by a 1.8-liter I4 engine which has the capacity to produce 141 hp and 126 lb-ft. This powertrain is fitted with the Earth Dreams Technology and other excellent features. It is paired with a continuous variable transmission (CVT) system that supports a four-wheel drive.
Concerning speed, the vehicle will move from 0 to 60 mph in 10.0 seconds. Its top speed is estimated at 125 mph. When it comes to fuel consumption, figures in the regions of 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway are highly anticipated. The emission rates are expected to be in the safe range.
Safety and Security:
The Honda crossover will be well equipped with safety and security feature. It will get adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, six airbags, blind-spot monitors, reverse camera & parking assist, security alert system and ABS.
Honda HR-V Mugen – MSRP and Availability:
The MSRP has been set at $31,500 for the base model. The premium models will come at higher costs, as usual. As for the release date, the car will become available to customers by the end of 2016.