Honda UK has announced the pricing for the stunning new Honda HR-V subcompact crossover, which will be priced from £17,995 on-the-road for the entry-level S grade petrol model, rising to £24,945 for the flagship EX diesel.
The all-new HR-V blends characterful coupé looks, merged with the strong, solid stance of a robust SUV. Inside, occupants will find class-leading boot space (470 litres with the rear seats up and 1,533 litres with the rear seats down). Thanks to innovative packaging, the HR-V’s has incredible versatility incorporating Honda’s highly practical Magic Seats system, allowing for numerous loading configurations.
Convenience features, such as climate control, cruise control and dusk-sensing automatic headlamps fitted as standard are assured for buyers opting for the base-grade S model.
The mid-grade SE model, priced from £19,745, adds a range of premium features including rain sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors and a six-speaker audio upgrade. A ‘Smart Touch’ interior includes touch panel controls for the upgraded dual-zone climate control.
Whilst for customers choosing the top-grade EX model (from £23,195) full leather interior, smart entry and start, and a rear-view camera are appreciated. The sense of HR-V’s spaciousness is amplified with the unique-in-class, tilt-and-slide opening panoramic glass sunroof. Styling is enhanced with 17-inch alloy wheels.
Advanced Honda Connect infotainment Customers opting for the SE or EX models will also benefit from the Honda Connect in-car infotainment system as standard. This Android-based system features an app-based ‘pinch, swipe and tap‘ interface accessed on a seven-inch touchscreen in the centre of the dash.
Pre-installed apps come with the Honda Connect, with others available for download from the Honda App Centre. These give rapid access to internet-based services such as web browsing, real-time traffic information, news and weather, social media, and internet music stations.
Integrated Garmin navigation is standard on EX and is available as an option on SE models.
Advanced safety technologies Designed and engineered to achieve a five-star Euro NCAP rating, every new HR-V sold in Europe will be equipped with Honda’s City-Brake Active System as standard. SE or EX models will feature Honda’s Advanced Driver Assist System, which uses radar sensors, plus forward- and rear-facing cameras. This comprehensive suite of active safety technologies includes Forward Collision Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Speed Limiter, Lane Departure Warning and High-beam Support System.
Engaging and efficient performance The HR-V boasts an engaging drive coupled with efficient performance, thanks to a choice of all-new 130 PS 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol and 120 PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engines.
Combined with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a newly developed CVT (for petrol models only), emissions are as low as 104 g/km of CO2. The CVT’s driveability is given a more natural ‘multi-gear’ feel through the use of new control software exclusive to Europe which simulates seven speeds and provides optimised gear change mapping.
Leon Brannan, Head of Cars at Honda UK, commented: “Sixteen years after the original HR-V, Honda is returning to the crossover segment it pioneered with the exceptionally spacious, versatile and technologically advanced HR-V. And with highly competitive list prices, we are expecting huge demand for the all-new HR-V.
“We’ve boldly identified that 2015 is ‘the year of Honda’ and HR-V signals the third of five new and refreshed models for the brand this year. Following the arrival of the extensively upgraded CR-V – the HR-V’s bigger sibling – and the recent launch of the thrilling all-new Civic Type R, we’re confident the HR-V will further broaden the appeal of the Honda brand amongst a wide range of car buyers.”
Full pricing of the entire HR-V range will be available in the next few weeks.