The Efficient New Honda HR-V

The all-new Honda HR-V, say the company, will be one of the most efficient cars in its class and boast an unmatched combination of sought-after attributes when it arrives in showrooms across the UK this Summer. As you can see in the images we like the dynamic styling, which, Honda say, has class-leading interior space and versatility coupled with advanced infotainment and safety technologies.

The new HR-V will deliver fuel economy and emissions among the best in its class. At launch it will be available with a choice of 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel and 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engines, both from Honda’s advanced Earth Dreams Technology series. Specification highlights 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.

Leon Brannan, Head of Car, Honda (UK) commented, “The Honda HR-V created this fast growing market segment back in 1999 and for 2015 the all new HR-V will offer a class leading ownership proposition, refinement, sleek styling, a quality feel as well as being packed to the roof with safety and technology features. We are confident that the HR-V will perform favourably against its main competitors in this segment, such as the current market leading Nissan Qashqai”.

Combining the 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel paired with a newly-engineered six-speed manual transmission, Honda’s new sub-compact SUV will return fuel economy figures from 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 0-62mph in 10.1 seconds. The new HR-V‘s efficient performance credentials are aided by its design and class-leading aerodynamics, with underbody panels optimising airflow.

Petrol buyers can select a 130PS 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine, achieving combined fuel economy of 54.2mpg and CO² emissions from 120g/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 50mpg and emissions at a highly competitive 130 g/km. Sprightly performance is assured with 62mph reached from standstill in just 10.3 seconds with the manual and 10.9 seconds when equipped with the optional CVT.

Inside,the new HR-V will offer class-leading boot space: 453 litres with the rear seats up and 1,026 litres with the rear seats down. Thanks to innovative packaging, the car’s best-in-class interior space is exceptionally versatile and incorporates Honda’s highly practical Magic Seats system whereby the rear seat squabs can be raised and locked to enable carriage of tall items. Premium quality materials and sophisticated cabin design are blended with the feel of a sporty, enveloping cockpit. Prices TBA.