The Honda HR-V has been victorious at the 2016 Tow Car Awards, with the 1.6 i-DTEC SE manual taking top place in the ‘up to 1,400 kgs’ weight category.
Organised and judged by experts from Practical Caravan, What Car? and The Camping and Caravanning Club, a total of 41 cars were entered into the 10th Tow Car awards with over 440 cars having been tested since the awards launch in 2006.
After a long break, the latest model of Honda’s popular crossover launched last summer has already proved to be a popular hit with Honda’s retail network.
The Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC manual is priced at £22,440 and supplies a maximum towing weight of 1,400kg and a towball limit of 70kg. It also comes with City Brake Active System as standard along with electric windows and mirrors, Honda’s Magic Seats and front and rear parking sensors.
David Motton, Tow Car Editor of Practical Caravan magazine, said: “Towing at a steady 60mph, the HR-V is as comfortable and composed as you could wish for. It kept its cool in our violent lane-change test, too. It’s a very impressive tow car for little more than £22,000 offering great stability along with a practical and ingenious cabin.”
Speaking about the model, Phil Webb, Head of Cars at Honda UK, commented: “The powerful diesel engine in the relatively small HR-V makes it perfect for towing, providing owners with a very good driveability whilst retaining strong fuel economy. Couple the increased height compared to hatchback, with the slightly more comfort orientated suspensions settings and customers have a winning combination.”
For more information about the Honda HR-V and to arrange your test drive, visit our Honda dealerships across Essex in Chelmsford, Colchester and Romford, or contact us using the buttons above for a call back.