Honda announces New HR-V Sport with 1.5 VTEC turbo engine

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Honda has revealed details of the new HR-V Sport, a specific grade for the revised 2019 model equipped with the 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO petrol engine as well as upgrades to the chassis and suspension. This new model will produce 182 PS from its petrol engine and will be fitted with advanced ‘Performance Damper’ technology, as well as a dynamic styling pack and 18-inch alloy wheels.


The 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO engine will give the new HR-V Sport peak power of 182 PS at 5,500 rpm for 6MT and 6,000 rpm for CVT. The HR-V Sport is equipped with a six-speed manual (6MT) as standard, maximum torque of 240 Nm is delivered between 1,900 rpm and 5,000 rpm. With the optional CVT, 220 Nm is delivered between 1,700 rpm and 5,500 rpm.

The ‘Performance Damper’ technology fitted to the new HR-V Sport has been used to optimise body rigidity and suspension control and works by counteracting the relative lateral and torsional movement through the chassis. This keeps the car flatter through corners, enhances stability during sudden lane changes, and reduces vibration over uneven roads.

The new Dynamic Styling Pack also features on the 2019 HR-V Sport, and adds elements such as a new slim front splitter, side skirts and a more aggressive rear bumper – all finished in black. LED headlights also come as standard.

Front exterior shot of the Honda HR-V

Production of the 2019 model year Honda HR-V Sport is set to start in December 2018, with the first customer deliveries in Spring 2019.