Euro Freshness: Honda FR-V updates for 2007 – Autoblog

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Euro Freshness: Honda updates for 2007

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For the European-market Honda FR-V is a bunch of small updates and one big

Let’s start small. The recognizable change is in the headlights, now feature projector-style lamps help give the front end a detailed appearance. All of the exterior (grille, door handles, hatch trim, etc.) toned down thanks to a chrome finish, and in the case of the hatch, the chrome strip is smaller.

The taillights retain the shape and configuration, but again, the portions have been a bit for 2007.

Inside, Honda has the interior materials, eliminating wood trim in favor of a look, and introducing a new fabric as

The most substantial change is the of the 1.8L i-VTEC engine the European Civic 5-door. The 140 4-cylinder will replace the 125-hp 1.7L and 148-hp gasoline engines currently leaving the 2.2L i-CDTi as the only other option.

The despite its compact size, is an MPV. Designed to carry six thanks to a very interesting and seating configuration, the car has no center — the shifter is on the dash so there are three seats in and three in back. In each the center seats can be shifted as well, creating two v-shaped The second row of seats folds into the floor to maximize space.

Click here for an interior of the Japanese-market version (called the to get a better understanding of the setup.

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2007 FR-V:

2005 Honda :

FR-V Interior Layout Model shown):



* New 1.8 i-VTEC engine range

* Strong 2.2 diesel a punch

* Exterior and interior changes

* Still as practical as

Honda’s compact MPV which six seats arranged in two rows of has a new engine line-up and a series of and interior changes for 2007.

early next year, the will be available with a 140PS

1.8-litre i-VTEC the engine launched in the 5-door earlier this year.

The 1.8 great performance with economy the best of both It does this through the VTEC technology that pumping losses by delaying valve closure and holding the valve wide open low-load driving conditions. boosts economy to that of a engine, but it’s still as as a 2.0-litre powered car. The 1.8 replaces both the 1.7 and

2.0-litre petrol engines were previously available.

2007 models can be distinguished by a new chrome finish to the grille, the headlights, door handles, combination light and lower plate trim have been tweaked.

Inside, the has gone the fascia panel now a much-improved metal, carbon-like The seats and doors, meanwhile, a new greyish-blue soft

touch (grey leather seats with beige soft fabric continue on EX grade An additional boot light added convenience.

It was already one of the practical compact MPVs on the but the new FR-V is now even more thanks to a number of improvements. The middle seat tray, by flipping forward the front of the seat squab, now features two and cup holders with lids.

And the front seat headrests and seat armrests have been enhanced.

The FR-V is now provided with an auxiliary for an iPod or similar audio device.

Otherwise, the FR-V to offer an outstandingly flexible, and intelligent interior in a stylish With all six seats in two rows, easy for everyone in the car to talk to other, making it a more way to travel.

It also leaves for a large boot, and when space for luggage is needed, the comes into its own. Not do the three rear seats individually, they fold into the floor. So maximum is achieved without having to and then store bulky

They can also be folded simply by reaching in from the and unfastening a single latch.

To add to the space combinations, the back of the front seat also down to allow extra-long to be carried, or to form a table.

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