Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit, shows off an even sportier New HR-V MUGEN prototype at the 6th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS).
In line with Honda’s Joyful Future Journeys theme, the new accessorized prototype for Honda’s Crossover Compact SUV is exhibited to reflect Honda’s constant development and innovation to provide products that will be appreciated by the Philippine market.
The New HR-V MUGEN prototype boasts an even bolder athletic appeal with additional cosmetic upgrades from the current HR-V 1.8 EL MUGEN. The New HR-V MUGEN prototype is designed with a New MUGEN Front Grille, New 17-inch Alloy Wheels, New MUGEN Side Stripe Sticker, and a Modified Tailgate Spoiler. To complete its aggressive sporty look, it retains the current HR-V 1.8 EL MUGEN’s Front Under Spoiler, Side Under Spoiler, Rear Under Spoiler, and MUGEN Emblem.
The interior design of the New HR-V MUGEN prototype retains the same “Expansive Cockpit” concept, which consists of a high deck console that attributes not only to its coupe like stance, but also to its wide and spacious front row. The New HR-V MUGEN also showcases generous cargo space, and flexible ULT seats that allows for different configurations depending on the customer’s needs:
- Utility Mode – with the seat folded flat, used for carrying two passengers and large items
- Tall Mode – with the seat folded up, this is the mode for carrying two or three passengers and tall items in the second row;
- Long mode – with the seat folded flat and the front passenger seat reclined all the way back, for carrying two passengers and a very long item like a surfboard.
The New HR-V MUGEN prototype is powered by the same 1.8 liter i-VTEC engine that delivers maximum power output of 141 ps at 6500 rpm and 172 NM of torque at 4300 rpm. The 1.8 liter i-VTEC engine is mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Earth Dreams Technology that delivers a dynamic driving performance with uncompromised fuel efficiency.