The model was launched in Japan on September 16 this year. According to the manufacturer's press service, at the moment orders for the new Freed exceeded 27,000 units. In this case the initial sales plan of these vehicles was only 6000 pieces per month.
The Honda noted that the success of a new generation of compact van in the Japanese market contributed to its design, spaciousness and rich equipment. Freed At home you can buy with a gasoline engine 1.5 capacity of 131 hp, CVT-stocked, and with a hybrid power plant, consisting of the same unit, but working on the Atkinson cycle and outstanding 110 hp and 30-hp electric motor and "robot" with double clutch. The company said that the majority of sales (38%) is just a hybrid modification.
Compact MPV available in five-, six- or seven-seat variant of execution, with front or all-wheel drive. In addition, the Japanese version is offered Freed +, which differs from the standard model unusual trunk – his record-low level of the floor, while the second row seats folded, in this version you can create a full-fledged bed.
Price Honda Freed with the petrol engine starts at 1.88 million yen, in terms of our money is about 1.136 million rubles on the current exchange rate. Hybrid modification costs from 2.256 million yen – about 1,364,000 rubles.
Earlier, another Japanese brand has announced the successful start of sales of the new model in the domestic market – about a month and a half the family of the latest generation Subaru Impreza gathered more than 5880 orders.