Euro-spec 2015 Honda HR-V Prototype introduced prior to Paris Motor Show

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 10, 2014

At the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, Honda will bring the prototype version of the Euro-spec HR-V. For those who don’t know, the vehicle was already introduced earlier this year at the 2014 New York Auto Show and last year in Japan, where it is sold as the Vezel.

Still, Honda looks prepared to bring it in Europe as well and the new HR-V will arrive with the well-known design as well as with the spacious interior. In addition, the interior gets the Honda Magic Seats which enable a wide range of seating configurations and the driver will be able to fold the second row seats completely flat in order to increase the cargo space.

Under the hood, we expect to see the 1.5-liter direct injection four-cylinder petrol engine used by the Vezel and bolted to a manual transmission as standard, while the CVT automatic transmission will be offered as an option.

Moreover, Europe will also get the 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine. More details will be revealed next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show!

Press Release

Honda reveals the prototype of new Urban SUV for Europe

  • European HR-V prototype revealed at Mondial de l'Automobile
  • Coupé-like design combined with the versatility and stability of an SUV
  • 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol and 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engines
  • New HR-V uses center fuel tank location to maximize cabin roominess
  • Versatile Honda Magic Seats® exploit class-leading interior space

Honda has revealed its new urban SUV for Europe, which made its world premiere at the 2014 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris today. The HR-V is Honda's new entry into Europe's fast-growing small SUV segment.

The unique exterior design of the new HR-V prototype echoes that of a coupé, with sharp, dynamic lines that link the sleek upper body with the stable and planted lower body. This coupé-esque elegance is achieved without compromising the interior practicality of the car.

The front wheel drive HR-V, can be powered by either the lightweight 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel or a 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline, both from Honda's Earth Dreams Technology series. Both engines are mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard, while the 1.5-liter i-VTEC unit can be fitted with a semi-automatic CVT transmission.

The HR-V features a center fuel tank location to create one of the most spacious and adaptable cabins in its sector. Honda Magic Seats® make use of this versatility by enabling a wide range of seating configurations, with the ability to fold the second row seats completely flat for added cargo space.

Honda's new European HR-V is scheduled to go on sale across Europe during the summer of 2015.

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