Honda’s minivan category is set to receive another interesting addition in the form of 2017 Honda Acty. Its name stands as an abbreviation of ‘Activity’, and as the name implies, it is meant to be used mainly as a commercial vehicle. Over its previous iteration, this model will boast of increased utility due to better cargo space, along with lots of improvements on its exterior built and interior quality. Its main competitors will be Subaru Sambar, Daihatsu Hijet, Suzuki Carry and Mitsubishi minicab, which are all equally well performing rivals that have made to the market.
2017 Honda Acty Exterior and Interior
Honda have never been the ones to compromise when it comes to built quality as it is pretty evident in this car. The 2017 Honda Acty has a robust built, made of materials that are strong and sturdy. There has been an ergonomic makeover lending better maneuverability, increased performance and overall good usefulness. Even though it is small in size, it still packs quite a punch and allows you to take sharp turns while maintaining perfect balance, even on high amount of load. Some basic modifications have taken place on the shape of lights, bumpers, and few lines have been added to make Acty look more sporty than usual.
2017 Honda Acty is a 2-seater model, which conveniently places both on comfortable positions and allows them to work as a unit. Apart from comfortable cabin space, there will be a whopping ton of cargo space to carry heavy equipments. This vehicle has two doors on either sides that can be opened by sliding and the cargo conveniently placed inside. Other features include an air-conditioning system, navigation facility, much better audio system and automatic transmission to end all your driving woes.
2017 Honda Acty Engine and Performance
Compared to its predecessor, the 2017 Honda Acty will come with a 12-valve, 3-cylinder SOHC E072 engine with displacement of 650 cc. This unit will deliver a maximum of 53 hp and 35 lb-ft of torque – 5000 rpm. Both Two Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive will be available on offer due to varying consumer demands. This engine will be paired to a manual transmission system with the automatic version being offered on its higher trim alternative.
Coming to another important aspect- fuel economy; this car will reportedly offer 32 mpg on combined drive and 25 mpg on city roads. This boost in fuel efficiency is probably a result of advanced engineering system accompanied by automatic gearbox. Honda completely nails this element as fuel efficiency is the primary concern for a minivan like this.
2017 Honda Acty Price and Release Date
Even though Honda is yet to reveal any concrete details regarding these two aspects, we have solid information as to what you may expect of its price, and when. It is estimated that the upcoming 2017 Honda Acty will cost somewhere along the lines of $14,000 to $16,000 and be available either in the later period of 2016, or during early months of 2017. Keep your eyes glued to know more information as they become available.