Crashed 2019 Honda HR-V was displayed at New York International Auto Show


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The 2019 Honda HR-V stole the spotlight at the recent New York International Auto Show. See the emotional display of what HR-V vehicles go through during a crash!

Images of Honda HR-V 2019 at New York International Auto show

Over a million consumers converge every year at the New York International Auto Show to watch trendy vehicles on display. Making history at an auto show, one of the latest Honda cars, the 2019 Honda HR-V which had recently undergone a safety crash test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), was showcased at the just concluded event.

The display was quite emotional as it captured what a vehicle goes through in a crash and the aftermath of a crash in terms of structural strength, airbag deployment and general safety technology progression.


The crash car was displayed as an art work

Vice President, Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co., Inc, Henio Arcangeli, Jr., highlights the role safety plays in influencing the buying decision of consumers, saying:

“Safety performance is an important factor in the purchase decision of most car buyers regardless of vehicle size or price, and we wanted to display how well our entry SUV, the Honda HR-V, performed in one of the most stringent collision tests in the world."

“By having a crashed HR-V on display at the New York Auto Show, media and consumers will be able to see first-hand how the HR-V performed in the IIHS test, with dramatic, real-world visuals to showcase our safety rating leadership and our commitment to Safety for Everyone,”

he further stated.


The carmaker is confident as this model has been rated as IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2019 Honda HR-V fits in the category of subcompact SUV amongst latest Honda cars. Boasting of Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, it has the best rating in all the six crashworthiness IIHS tests carried out. Equipped with the automaker’s technology for sensing and headlights, it has been identified as IIHS Top Safety Pick.

The ACE body of the car reduces the force generated during a crash, minimizing chances of occupants getting injured. The 2019 HR-V has a “Good” rating from consumers in regard to driver-side front overlap, moderate overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, head restraints and seats and roof strength amongst other things. It also gets a “superior” rating in terms of front crash prevention especially when used with Honda sensing.


Though car front was greatly damaged, the driver gathers no harm

The safety crash test of the HR-V displayed was done in the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test. The test showcases how things play out in a situation where a vehicle’s left corner collides with an object. The challenge reiterates the usefulness of airbag and safety designs as occupants of the vehicle move sideways and forward during a collision. The Honda HR-V moved at 40 mph in the course of the test.

The Japanese automaker has seven vehicles on the market this year namely: Accord, HR-V, Insight, Ridgeline, Odyssey, Pilot and CR-V. All these models earned either a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ mark from IIHS. In addition, these models have the verification of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), with an overall 5-star score.

Features of the Honda HR-V 2019

No need to talk more about this HR-V safety test, now it's time for a summary of its remarkable features!

  • Advanced Seatbelt and Airbag System

  • Driver-Assistive Technologies

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System

  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)

  • Forward Collision Warning

  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)


There's adequate legroom in the front seats


You can throw a bag or two in the boot for your trip

Price of Honda HR-V 2019

With such an outstanding safety performance, Honda HR-V 2019 caught attention of every guest in the show, and worldwide audience as well. Popular as it is, the base price of the 2019 Honda HR-V is quite affordable at $20,520 (~N7.4 million).

However, this is just the suggested retail price from the manufacturer, not including the tax, delivery fees, clearance cost and some other related payment.

Honda safety leadership

Honda is a leading Japanese automaker that takes pride in offering fun-to-drive fuel-efficient vehicles. For decades, the automaker has championed the safety of car users by prioritizing their safety in her car designs. And this is a common feature in the latest Honda cars. In line with this, Honda has two of the most effective crash test facilities in the world located in Japan and Ohio.

Known for her advanced safety technologies, Honda vehicles are distributed via several independent Honda dealers in Nigeria. Honda lineup includes: Insight, Civic, Fit, Clarity, Accord, Pilot, Passport, Odyssey, CR-V, HR-V and Ridgeline. Honda is also one of the top ten most popular automakers in Nigeria with its different brands visible on Nigerian roads.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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