Honda’s FR-V will get off to a flying start with fantastic quality at a very affordable price, low insurance and a high equipment tally when sales begin in November
With the entry price set at £14,750, ABI insurance ratings starting at Group 9 and class leading equipment, Honda’s new model is sure to shake up the compact MPV sector.
FR-V not only offers superb flexibility with quality and style, it will be one of the most cost-effective of a new breed of high-riding quality hatchbacks. It’ll also be one of the most revolutionary - for Honda has chosen a different approach to people packaging, utilising six seats arranged in two rows of three, with centre seats that slide. It means passengers can sit in comfort and talk easily to each other, with sufficient space remaining for their luggage. And when load carrying space is needed, not only do the three rear seats fold individually, they fold flat into the floor in a simple one handed operation.
Combined with a choice of three engines including Honda’s acclaimed 2.2 litre turbodiesel, a wide track chassis engineered to minimise body roll, excellent ride comfort and class-leading manoeuvrability with a small turning circle, Honda’s newest range provides clever versatility without compromising driving enjoyment.
Initially the line up will comprise three models offered with 1.7 VTEC and 2.0 i-VTEC petrol engines, and SE and Sport trim levels. All versions feature climate control air conditioning, front, side and curtain airbags, three ISOFIX childseat mountings (for front centre and outer rear seats), trip computer and CAT 1 alarm, with Vehicle Stability Assist on the 2.0 litre and alloy wheels, cruise control and front foglamps on the Sport.Published 5 September 2004