The all-new 2015 Honda HR-V will go on-sale in Australia in February 2015, with the compact SUV set to go head-to-head with Subaru’s XV.

BUILT OFF the Honda Jazz platform, the 2015 Honda HR-V will sit below Honda’s CR-V as a compact SUV. Under the bonnet it will get a 1.8-litre i-VTEC four-cylinder petrol engine producing 105kW and 172Nm of torque, this will be mated to a CVT and also a manual with Honda releasing two sets of fuel economy figures (6.6-6.9L/100km).

“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.”

Like the Jazz it’s based off, the HR-V will get Honda’s magic seats which allow up to 18 different seating and storage configurations inside the cabin with the ability to fold the back seats completely flat. The all-new HR-V, Honda says, will also Honda’s City-Brake Active – a first for Honda. Like similar systems, City-Brake Active works at low speed and can assist the driver when a vehicle in front stops suddenly, using a sensor located in the rearview mirror. The system provides an audible warning and can also apply braking.

Full pricing and specifications will be available closer to the launch of the all-new HR-V.


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