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Auto ShowsWhy Honda's crashed HR-V is one of the most important cars in New York

19:11  19 april  2019
19:11  19 april  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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To that end, the crashed HR - V ' s presence at the New York Auto Show helps to dispel the myth that smaller cars are somehow death traps. Honda told me that the IIHS doesn't return these cars regularly, as most are often finished being crushed into a tiny cube after the crash tests are done.

• Honda highlights its commitment to safety rating leadership at all price points. •2019 HR - V is one of Apr 11, 2019 - TORRANCE, Calif. The New York International Auto Show draws more than 1 'Safety performance is an important factor in the purchase decision of most car buyers regardless of

Usually, the floor of an auto show is filled with clean sheet metal that is ready to entice buyers into showrooms. Honda took an alternative path at the 2019 New York Auto Show , bringing a seriously busted-ass piece of metal that isn't usually destined for any member of the public. Yet, it's here, and I think it's one of the more important cars on display at the show.

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"Safety performance is an important factor in the purchase decision of most car buyers regardless of vehicle size or price, and we wanted general manager of the Honda Division. "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

general manager of the Honda Division. "By having a crashed HR - V on display at the New York Auto Show About Honda Safety Leadership Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and The company operates two of the world' s most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and

For starters, it represents a huge step forward in safety for Honda's smallest SUV. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced in March that the refreshed 2019 Honda HR-V picked up its second-best award, Top Safety Pick. It achieved the agency's top rating of Good in every crash test, including the tricky new small-overlap passenger side crash test. The only thing holding it back from Top Safety Pick+ was its headlights, which were rated Acceptable.

This is a huge improvement from previous years. Between 2016 and 2018, the HR-V couldn't muster a score above Acceptable on the driver-side small overlap front crash test. In 2016, it even received an Acceptable rating in the usual side crash test. All previous headlights were rated Poor, too. Clearly, this is an important improvement for Honda, as peace of mind can bring more than a few heads through the dealership doors.

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- 2019 HR - V is one of seven Honda models to earn an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating when equipped with Honda "Safety performance is an important factor in the purchase decision of most car buyers regardless of vehicle size general manager of the Honda Division. "By having a crashed HR - V on

- 2019 HR - V is one of seven Honda models to earn an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating when equipped with Honda Sensing® technology and certain headlights. "Safety performance is an important factor in the purchase decision of most car buyers regardless of vehicle size or price, and we wanted to

To that end, the crashed HR-V's presence at the New York Auto Show helps to dispel the myth that smaller cars are somehow death traps. Yes, the industry continues to find itself expanding vehicle footprints ad infinitum, subject to the whimsy of consumers who believe (however misguided that belief) that a higher vehicle with a higher center of gravity is somehow safer. Yes, smaller vehicles might be at a disadvantage when striking something with the silhouette of a freight train car. But, being able to get up close and personal with this HR-V, in which people can clearly see how crash forces are directed around an otherwise undisturbed cabin, might help put some minds at ease.

And then, of course, there's the best reason for this car being at the show -- it's awesome. Honda told me that the IIHS doesn't return these cars regularly, as most are often finished being crushed into a tiny cube after the crash tests are done. What's on display in New York is something the public -- or even us, the media -- isn't usually privy to. You can always see fresh sheet metal at auto shows, but when else would you get to see this?

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Honda gave the HR-V subcompact crossover a number of updates for the 2019 model year. In addition to obviously strengthening the body to better perform in IIHS crash tests, Honda threw in some new headlights, new Sport and Touring trims, but the most important new addition was Honda Sensing, the automaker's suite of active and passive safety systems. I drove one for a week, and I walked away impressed as ever.

Check out the gory details in Honda's IIHS crash-tested HR-V

This was originally published on Roadshow.

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