Boasting bold new looks, even more interior space, and spirited yet eco-friendly performance, the new Honda HR-V Hybrid has lots to offer urban motorists and active families.
Drawing inspiration from the Honda e:Concept prototype, this latest edition of the HR-V accentuates the coupé-like styling of its predecessors, and features a rakish profile that’s undeniably striking. A broad radiator grille and slender headlights make it instantly recognisable, while a roofline that sits 20mm lower than the previous iteration’s gives a sportier feel. An increased ride height and 18-inch alloy wheels enhance its bold stance, while clean, simple surfaces give a sense of pure minimalism.
Step inside and you’ll find a slick, uncluttered dashboard consisting of a seven-inch instrument cluster and nine-inch infotainment system. A minimum of rotary controls and switches keeps the design simple, and means that operating functions such as audio, climate, and communications is intuitive. Further streamlining is achieved through the Air Diffusion System, which replaces traditional vents with L-shaped outlets by the A-pillars.
With an additional 35mm of space in the rear, as well as reclining and folding seats that allow for maximum flexibility and comfort, the new Honda HR-V is ready to take you and your passengers anywhere you choose.
Pairing a 1.5-litre petrol engine with two electric motors and a battery placed under the boot floor, the new Honda HR-V Hybrid produces 129bhp and 253Nm of torque, powering you from 0-62mph in just 10.6 seconds. Seamlessly switching between Electric Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive, this intelligent crossover provides maximum efficiency automatically – so you can simply sit back and enjoy a powerful, engaging drive.
Of course, green credentials are important for many modern motorists, and the HR-V more than impresses. Achieving up to 52.3mpg on the WLTP cycle, and with emissions as low as 122g/km, it’s eco-conscious and cost-effective to run.
Honda’s emphasis on safety has long been recognised, and with the new HR-V, driver assistance has been taken to the next level. A new front camera and image processing chip enhances the vehicle’s collision mitigation systems, providing better detection of pedestrians at night-time. The Adaptive Cruise Control system has been updated too, enabling you to overtake in a smoother manner. For the first time in Europe, the HR-V is also offered with Hill Descent Control, which can operate from speeds as low as 2mph. This provides assistance when tackling inclines in a range of conditions.
Standard comfort technology includes heated front seats, LED headlights and smartphone connectivity, with features such as a power tailgate being added on higher specs.