Honda HR-V Mugen Review


The new Honda HR-V Mugen is one of the best cars by Honda. This ride has in a way managed to bring together SUV features and those we normally see in a hatchback into one cool package. To meet the ever demanding industry, this model has seen a good number of upgrades and the company has tried all their best to blend beauty and brawn.

Honda HR-V Mugen

Honda HR-V Mugen – Exterior

Looking at the exterior design; it is evident a few changes have been done. The company chooses a sportier look for this new model than that of its predecessors. The body is a bit wide and swept back, and the front grille has also received a lot of attention; it is now more stylish than never before. The body of the new Honda HR-V Mugen also features a front under spoiler, side and back spoilers and a lower wing spoiler. Plus, seen as an effort by the automaker to make this model different from Modulo; the body, as well as, the bonnet stripes are now more pronounced. Still on the outside, the wheels are also worth mentioning, thanks to the flower spoke rims, they are more eye-catching. Overall, the exterior design will make this car stand out from other crossovers.

On the side of the interior, we all should expect nothing less than comfort. A leather-lined inside is going to feature, and space is not going to be a problem anymore. The car comes with enough and comfortable legroom and headspace. Plus, 5 seats with headrests among other comfort functions and features are going to be made available. When it comes to your entertainment needs; every single thing has been well taken care of. This car comes fully fitted with a seven-inch touchscreen display compatible with an audio system and 6 speakers. Other entertainment features include MirrorLink, USB ports, IPod, and iPhone connectivity among others. We also expect to see an air conditioning systems consisting of a touch panel control and automatic climate control. 6 airbags and a reverse camera are also going to be fitted into the interior, further enhancing safety and comfort.

Honda HR-V Mugen interior

Honda HR-V Mugen – Engine Options

Under the hood will be a 1.8-liter inline-4 engine. His unit comes with 16 valves and a displacement of 1798 cc. The output should be around 141 hp and torque of 126 lb-ft. From its continuously variable transmission and a 4-wheel drive system, drivers should be ready to enjoy smooth rides. This car will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 10 seconds and record a top speed of 125 mph, and for when it comes to fuel economy, it is said this car will come with the following figures; 18 mpg and 25 mpg for city and highway respectively.

Honda HR-V Mugen rear

Honda HR-V Mugen – Release Date and Price

As far as the release date is concerned, we are looking forward to seeing this new ride on our roads from the second half of 2016. If this is this kind of machine you would love to own, be ready to spend around $31,500 for the base model and higher for refurbished models.