When the new Honda HR-V is launched in the summer of 2015 it will be available with the choice of two engines.
The diesel option will be the 1.6 litre i-DTEC that develops 118 bhp that will propel it from 0-62 mph in 10.1 seconds via its six-speed manual gearbox. Honda is quoting 71 mpg on the combine cycle and co2 emissions of 104 g/km, depending on the car’s configuration.
Those that prefer petrol can opt for the 130PS 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol which is available with either a six-speed manual transmissions or CVT (effectively an automatic). Which with the CVT system is capable of 54 mpg with emissions of 120 g/km or 50 mpg / 130 g/km with the manual option. Data is based on NEDC figures supplied from Honda, and depending on the wheel/tyre size. Acceleration from 0-62 mph is recorded at 10.9 seconds CVT and 10.3 seconds with the six-speed box.
Honda’s Magic Seat system will ensure easy access to the 1,026 litres cargo space with the seats folded down and 453 litres with the rear seats in occupancy.
Although full specifications and price has not been confirmed by Honda, we do know there will be the option of Honda’s Connect in-car infotainment system, and safety aids equipment with radar and camera technology to scan the road ahead.Published 11 May 2015