All-new Honda HR-V set to be among most efficient in class
By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:36
New Honda HR-V will launch in the summer with choice of two highly efficient engines
The all-new Honda HR-V 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 well as dynamic styling, class-leading interior space and versatility, and advanced infotainment and safety technologies, the new HR-V will deliver fuel economy and emissions among the best in its class. It will be offered from launch 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.
“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.” Commented Leon Brannan, Head of Car, Honda (UK).
Combining the 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel paired with a newly-engineered six-speed manual transmission, Honda’s new subcompact 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.
Petrol buyers can select a 130 PS 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine, achieving combined fuel economy of 128mpg 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 50mpg and CO2 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.
The new HR-V‘s efficient performance credentials are aided by its design and class-leading aerodynamics, with underbody panels optimising airflow. In profile, the HR-V portrays a characterful poise, with the distinctive, boldly sculpted lines of a coupé merged with the tough, solid stance of a robust SUV.
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 HR-V’s best-in-class interior space is exceptionally versatile and incorporates Honda’s highly practical Magic Seats system. Premium quality materials and sophisticated cabin design are blended with the feel of a sporty, enveloping cockpit.
Further details including pricing will be available closer to the HR-V’s summer launch.