Inspired by Honda Urban SUV Concept, unveiled last year during Detroit Motor Show, the new HR-V is Honda`s answer to cars like the Peugeot 2008, Nissan Juke and Renault Captur.
The Honda HR-V is also known as Vezel in Japan and XR-V on the Chinese market, recently introduced during Guangzhou Motor Show. The European version will make its official debut during this year Paris Motor Show, where a full list of specification is to be announced.
Honda’s new entry into Europe’s fast-growing small SUV segment, the HR-V is based on the small Jazz platform and echoes the design of a coupe, with sharp, dynamic lines that link the sleek upper body with the stable and planted lower body.
The new small size SUV, positioned below the current CR-V uses a centrally mounted fuel tank, a innovation meant to save space and to increase the practicality of the car. This solution creates one of the most spacious and adaptable small SUV cabins. Honda Magic Seats make use of this versatility by enabling a wide range of seating configurations, with the ability to fold the second row seats completely flat for added cargo space.
The engine range is still a mystery but we might see the 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine, delivering 120 hp and 320 Nm, same resources as on the Civic. He will be joined by a newly introduced 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, currently under testing phase.