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Child-centric doesn#146;t to mean dumbing-down.

In Britain#146;s education system we know some misguided teachers ruined the education system by the idea that all children win prizes.

The new Honda FR-V is to win sales also by unashamedly up to children, but that doesn#146;t mean that standards are quite the reverse in fact.

it looks nice, but it#146;s the that matters in this and the Honda can take on the best. The has six seats in two rows. That#146;s not an idea, the ugly-duckling Fiat has had this for years, but this that children can sit up front.

Honda seems to have a script writer from Correct Inc to describe this.

also recognised that communication, and in particular parent-child is important and this layout itself to easy passenger And what child hasn#146;t to sit up front with the grown-ups. The allows just such a at the same time enabling to keep a watchful eye,#148; Honda.

Tie My Kangaroo Down,

Oh dear. Strap #145;em in and #145;em quiet, I say.

The it stands for Flexibility Recreation and of course, is a high quality on the compact MPV theme. This sector, led by the likes of the Citroen Opel/Vauxhall Zafira, Ford and Renault Megane Scenic, car buyers much more family saloons ever But by their very nature useful, flexible, vehicles promise to carry the maximum-number-of-people-and-their-stuff they tend to be on the boring to side of exciting.

The Honda FR-V though look more attractive the average MPV, with styling, sweeping nose and and a steadily rising waistline.

result is a crouching form delivers a sporty dynamic in contrast to the MPV norm,#148; says

The most important thing the FR-V is its flexibility and packaging for up to 6 people and their luggage. MPVs – like the Grand Scenic and VW Touran offer up to 7 seats in three but this destroys the luggage capability. Six seats seems a compromise because with two rows, the boot space is there.

If there are only four the middle seats can be slid to offer greater, limo-like If today#146;s job is load carrying, a simple dive-down rear mechanism opens up the load in seconds#148;.


Honda that it has designed the aggravation out of the rear of the car for maximum carrying

#147;Opening up the load space in a MPV is often a time consuming requiring lots of steps, and somewhere to keep seats removed from the car. Not so the FR-V: achieving maximum space takes just simple steps.#148;

1. Ensure both front seats are slid forward;

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2. down rear seat

3. Collapse the seats.

#147;There#146;s no folding of seats, no fiddling seatbelts, no walking round the no lifting out of heavy seats; simple rear seat says Honda.

The cabin is and neatly designed. The gear is set in the dashboard, rather than in the between driver and passenger, and leaves room for the middle which was big enough for an …. is no automatic version because says there is little in cars like this.

The is set in the lower dashboard under the

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Initially, the will be available with two engines #150; a 123 bhp 1.7 litre a 5-speed gearbox, and a 148 bhp 2.0 litre, A 138 bhp 2.2 litre diesel will the line-up next summer. The of a diesel is bound to be a depressant on Honda says it simply have enough diesel capacity.

Like most Japanese Honda was slow to catch on to the love affair with and is paying the price in lost although it must be said the company#146;s newest diesels, the one powering the Accord, are top examples of the

The base-model FR-V costs and comes packed with equipment. On the highways and byways Jerez in southern Spain, the was a competent performer, soaking up road surfaces with with little body On the highway, the 1.7 litre felt and was noisy at cruising speeds.

The 2.0 litre model performed and would be my choice until the arrives. The Sport version alloy wheels, cruise leather steering wheel, fog and electrically retractable mirrors.

warranty is for 3 years and 90,000 and it offers a terrific 5-year (470 euros) service and a £1300 (1,860 euros), insurance deal. The FR-V is on across Europe now.

Winton #150; November 20,

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