In looks, the new HR-V shares plenty of similar elements with the current version; among the highlights of the new HR-V is the underbody panels that help to optimize airflow. Profile-wise, the HR-V portrays a characterful poise, with the distinctive, boldly sculpted lines of a coupé merged with the tough, solid stance of a dynamic SUV.
The interior of the HR-V has been bolstered up as well, thanks largely to a class-leading boot space and overall cabin space. The boot space is expandable from 453 liters to 1,026 liters, while Magic Seats system enables a roomier cabin. Premium quality materials and sophisticated cabin design are blended with the feel of a sporty, enveloping cockpit. Specification highlights also include the advanced Honda Connect in-car infotainment system, and a wide range of safety aids employing radar and camera technologies to scan the road ahead.
As well as dynamic styling, class-leading interior space and versatility, and advanced infotainment and safety technologies, the new HR-V is expected to deliver fuel economy and emissions among the best in its class, with a choice of 1.6 liter i-DTEC diesel and 1.5 liter i-VTEC petrol engine.
Combining the 1.6 liter i-DTEC diesel paired with a newly-engineered six-speed manual transmission, Honda’s new subcompact SUV is estimated to return fuel economy figures from 3.9l/100km (71mpg), with CO2 emissions starting from just 104 g/km. HR-V customers won’t find performance compromised by the car‘s frugality, however, with 118bhp powering the new HR-V from 0 – 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 10.1 seconds.
Petrol buyers can select a 130 PS 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine, achieving combined fuel economy of 5.2l/100km (54.2mpg) and CO2 emissions from 120 g/km when they opt for the CVT automatic transmission. When married with the standard six-speed manual, the new petrol-powered HR-V delivers fuel economy of 5.6l/100km (50mpg) and CO2 emissions at a highly competitive 130 g/km. A zero to hundred sprint is possible in 0.2 seconds more than the diesel version with the manual and 0.8 seconds further when equipped with the optional CVT.