The curvy HR-V that hit Australian roads in February Honda may be based on the Jazz hatch, but it offers far more versatility.
For starters, the car is powered by a 1.8-litre engine, which is more than the 1.5-litre Jazz. Also, it is expected to use between 6.6 and 6.9 litres per 100km of fuel, and according to the company is the first model to offer autonomous emergency braking—which means the car can stop without driver intervention if sensors detect an obstacle in its path.
The HR-V, which officially stands for Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle, hopes to blend the benefits of SUVs—such as increased cargo room and higher visibility—along with the maneuverability, performance and fuel economy of a smaller car.
Company officials state that the HR-V will be positioned below the CR-V and complement the SUV line-up by offering new safety technology, more features and a “dynamic drive”.
The car will also be fitted with a Display Audio infotainment system that serves as an extension to popular smartphones.
The HR-V is available in LX, EX, and EX-L variations, and all come standard with power windows, mirrors, and door locks; an electronic parking brake; a rearview camera; and Bluetooth.
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