In 1999 on the Genevan motor show by a company Honda was presented Honda HR-V related to the new class of «Joy Machine» (car for pleasure).
A machine was produced in two versions - three (produced from 1998 to 2003) and five doors (produced from 1999 to 2006).
A model was equipped by two petrol motors by volume of a 1.6 L. An ordinary version, D16W1/2, possessed power in 105 horsepower’s. Another version of this aggregate, D16W5, had the brand name system of change of phases of gas distribution electronically-controlled VTEC. Motors aggregated with a 5-step mechanical transmission or step less CVT.
Basely the car had a drive on fore wheels, but also it was possible to order HR-V, that was equipped by the brand name system of complete drive of Real Time 4WD.
In the salon of car distinguished original form device panel that was two semi-spheres, a tachometer and speedometer took place under that. Steering wheel a three-spoke, in expensive acquisitions it was decorated by the perforated skin.
Restyling version possessed insertions «under carbon», some elements of interior adorned oneself that. U-of vivid form a central cantilever placed in itself management organs by the climatic system and radio-recorders. In spite of compact enough sizes, inwardly a model had enough space for placing of driver and front passenger. The «bus» landing of front arm-chairs assists a good review.
Arm-chairs are fairly comfortable, with small lateral support. The salon of car abounds every niches and shelves for small things.
Unlike CR - V built on the modernized platform of Civic, Honda HR - V was based on a platform compact hatchback Logo (a wheel-base is a 2360 mm). The first for this Japanese brand compact crossover had length of basket is 3785 mm, breadthways is 1645, and in a height – 1525 mm.
Designers decided to save appealing to public the elements of exterior, inherited from concept of «Wild and Joyfull J,-WJ». So, the car got an original forehand with a prominent forward flat hood, narrow opening of «smiling» grate of radiator and hardly swivel-eyed block headlights of head light of the rounded form.
As well as it becomes to the crossover, Honda HR-V had a powerful front bumper with a trapeziums central section airs coop, divided into two halves in a horizontal plane by a plastic «rib», and round lateral opening fog lamps were situated in that.