The new Honda HR-V.
The new Honda HR-V. James Lipman

New year arrival for Honda HR-V

STARTING from $24,990, Honda will launch the HR-V compact SUV next month.

The base model VTi with an automatic transmission will start from $24,990, with the VTi-S $27,990, the VTi-L will be $32,990 while the VTI-L with ADAS is $1000 more.

"The HR-V is incredible value," said Honda Australia director Stephen Collins. "We are confident this vehicle will be well placed to battle it out in this highly competitive segment."

Key features of the VTi:
•1.8 litre i-VTEC engine delivering 105kW @ 6500rpm and 172Nm @ 4300rpm
•Earth Dreams Technology Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
•16-inch alloy wheels
•LED rear combination tail lights
•Honda's unique Magic Seats
•Halogen headlights with Daytime Running Lights (bulb type)
•Display Audio system with Bluetooth connectivity (Android and Apple) and a seven inch colour touch screen
•Single zone climate control air-conditioning
•Multi-angle reversing camera with three modes

The VTi-S adds:
• 17-inch alloy wheels
• Smart entry with push button start
• LED auto headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
• Front fog lights
• Rain-sensing auto wipers
• Roof rails
• LaneWatch blind spot monitoring
• City-Brake Active system
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel

The VTi-L adds:
• 17-inch alloy sports wheels
• Paddle shifters
• Leather-appointed seat trim**
• Panoramic sunroof
• Front and rear parking sensors
• Rear centre arm rest
• Privacy glass
• Dual-zone climate control
• Chrome door handles

The VTi-L with ADAS adds:
• Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
• Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
• High-Beam Support System (HSS)


THE resurrection will be complete when Honda brings back the HR-V compact SUV next February.

Built on the new Jazz platform, the HR-V will be powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine which develops 105 kilowatts and 172 Newton metres of torque. Fuel economy will average between 6.6-6.9 litres per 100 kilometres.

The 'Magic Seats' loved in the Jazz will also be carried over, which have the ability to fold the rear seats flat into the floor or in up to 18 different configurations.

Pricing is yet to be announced.

"The all-new HR-V is a very important model," said Honda Australia director Stephen Collins.

"The HR-V will be positioned below the CR-V and complement our SUV line-up by offering versatility and practicality along with new safety technology, loads of features and of course a sporty, dynamic drive. We know consumers want more choice and we will offer that choice in the all-new HR-V, right into one of Australia's fastest growing segments."

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