Honda to showcase crash-tested 2019 HR-V at the upcoming NY auto show

  • Apr 12, 2019

MANILA: Popular Japanese manufacturer, Honda will display a crash-tested HR-V at the upcoming New York International Auto Show, which will begin from the April 19. The car was tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Crash Tested HR-V

The model appeared in the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test, which was conducted to get an idea of the impact when the front left corner of a car got involved in a collision with another object like a tree, utility pole or with another vehicle.

The Senior Vice President of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co., Inc, Henio Arcangeli, Jr. said, "Safety performance is an important factor in the purchase decision of most car buyers regardless of vehicle size or price, and we wanted to display how well our entry SUV, the Honda HR-V, performed in one of the most stringent collision tests in the world”.

Crash Tested HR-V @ NYAS

Honda HR-V got a ‘Good’ rating, which is the highest available rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test. The car received the same rating for all the six IIHS crashworthiness tests. The car was announced as the IIHS Top Safety Pick when it was armed with the Honda Sensing technology. Not only one, but all of the HR-V models got the ‘Good’ rating in all tests.

Henio Arcangeli, Jr. also added that the media and consumers of the New York Auto Show would witness first-hand as to how the HR-V performed in the tests conducted by the IIHS, as the crashed HR-V will be on display.

Crash Tested HR-V

In 2019, seven Honda models including Insight, HR-V, Accord, Pilot, CR-V, Ridgeline and Odyssey were rated a Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.


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