After it was introduced on the US and Asian markets, the 2015 Honda HR-V reaches European debut, scheduled for next month Geneva Motor Show
Easily adjusted for European preferences, the HR-V has deeply sculpted lower body panels, strong horizontal orientation of the front and rear bumpers, unified front grille and headlamps. At the rear, the HR-V continues with the crisp styling theme. Sharp rear combination lights stretch inboard onto the wide tailgate, into which is cut a single boldly sculpted ‘flowing wing’.
Inside the new HR-V, a lower-profile fuel tank mounted under the front seats frees up the underfloor space beneath the rear seats, enabling the platform to accommodate Honda’s innovative Magic Seats system. Each of the 60:40 split Magic Seats in the rear can adopt numerous configurations.
In ‘Utility’ mode, the rear seat back folds forward as the seat base lowers to create a long, flat floor. In ‘Tall’ mode, the rear seat base is locked in a vertical position to leave space from floor to ceiling. ‘Long’ mode sees front and rear passenger seat backs fold forward to a horizontal position. The boot offers 453 litres available with the rear seats in use, and 1026 litres to the window line with the rear seats folded away. 
Available in the UK with front-wheel drive only, HR-V will be offered with choice of either a 130 hp 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol or a 120 hp 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engines. Each is available with a six-speed manual transmission, and the 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol can also be offered with a CVT automatic.
An all-new 1.5 i-VTEC petrol engine generating 130PS and a 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine generating 120PS will be available in the HR-V.