The every-day growing crossover segment is definitely dominated by Nissan and their vehicles but it seems that Honda found a way to dethrone it. Honda’s main weapon will be the long-awaited, 2016 Urban. This is a model based on the concept unveiled in 2012 at the Detroit Auto Show. It is a smaller SUV that has a lot of thing in common with the Fit, but with some unique and distinguishing styling cues. There are many reasons why the 2016 Honda Urban is a perfect choice and some of them are its affordable price, effective and fuel-efficient engines, and nice interior.
2016 Honda Urban Exterior
One of Honda’s main goals is to develop a model that will offer an enjoyable, comfortable, fuel-efficient ride in a nice surrounding and the new 2016 Honda Urban has all these qualities. The clients with active way of living will find it extremely appealing because it is small, agile, and stylish. It boasts classic but clean design, familiar but dynamic personality.
The articulated flashy mindset along with covert rear door ensures coupe attributes for this model. The 2016 Honda Urban is much shorter than the Honda CR-V, so if you desperately want to have a Honda car, but the CR-V is way too big for packed city driving or even hill roads, the 2016 Honda Urban is perfect for you. This SUV has a low-curved roofline and lowered silhouette and thanks to these attributes it looks aggressive, sporty, but yet sophisticated.
The front fascia will be complemented by a tall grille and sharp-looking headlights. Two razor-sharp character lines that extend from the front to the rear fender make it stylish. The rear end gets roof spoiler with black plastics fenders cladding ensuring a more rugged and SUV-like appearance for the Urban.
Honda Urban 2016 Interior
The 2016 Honda Urban boasts a really modern and well-designed interior. Most of the controls will be driver-oriented instead of being mounted to the back of the car. This time, fuel tank will be placed under the driver’s seat resulting in additional floor space.
Therefore, cargo space will be even more increased with the rear seats being folded down Even though the new Urban is not a sizeable car, it offers 24.3 cubic feet for cargo with the seats being raised and 58.8 cubic feet with the seats being lowered. The cabin of the newcomer is not only good-looking, it also boasts a great number of safety and technological features so among many others, there will be a backup camera, navigation platform, Bluetooth connectivity, voice control, Pandora radio, etc.
Honda Urban Engine
The 2016 Honda Urban runs a 1.8-liter 4-banger engine with the maximum output of 138 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. If you decide for the front-wheel-drive, power will be routed through a six-speed manual gearbox, while a CVT gearbox can be paired either to front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Fuel efficiency of the front-wheel-drive models is rated at 40 mpg, while all-wheel-drive-models achieve 38 mpg.
2016 Honda Urban Release date and price
The 2016 Honda Urban will go on sale in November priced at $20,000 for the base model.
You can also take a look at its successor 2017 Honda Urban.