We are driving an EU-Spec 2022 Honda HR-V, what do you want to know?
The latest addition to the Carscoops fleet is the new Honda HR-V e: HEV, typical of the European Union. The smallest SUV in Honda’s European range will stay with us for a week, and we plan to drive it inside and outside the city to see how well it competes in the B-SUV segment and how much more. The mechanical connection feels better than jazz.
HR-V is a strange situation between SUVs. While this is a global nameplate, the recently unveiled U.S. model differs from models sold in other markets. In fact, the US HR-V model is offered in Europe and Japan as the ZR-V, while the global HR-V / Vezel does not cross the Atlantic.
Also read: Honda Jazz Crosstar e: HEV is a supermini on the MPV crossover.
Coming back to the HR-V we’re testing this week, it comes with the e: HEV label, which means it’s the right hybrid. This is the only power supply option in Europe, where Honda has completely electrified its entire series from pure ICE.
Under the hood of the HR-V is a 129 hp, powered by two electric motors. (96 kW / 131 PS) and 253 Nm (187) with a natural exhaust 1.5-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine. pound-feet) torque. Thanks to the large lithium-ion battery, most of the work is transferred to the front wheels, which are performed by electric motors. According to the conditions, the driver can achieve three driving programs (Econ, Normal, Sport) that prioritize fuel efficiency or performance. The third generation HR-V is only available in the eCVT transmission, so we should forget the previous generation’s excellent manual.
Also read: The European 2022 Honda HR-V hybrid accelerates to 100 km / h in 10.6 seconds and returns 5.4 l / 100 km (43.5 mph).
Honda is very generous with equipment that offers many standard kits. Our car is equipped with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights / rear lights, 9-inch touch screen for information entertainment, navigation, rear view camera, dual-zone air conditioning, fabric heated seats // Medium-range Advance finish. ADAS kit, including leather upholstery, front / rear parking sensors, as well as adaptive cruise control.
Most importantly, the HR-V gets the magic seats in the back, meaning you can rotate them vertically or fold them flat to transform the HR-V, creating 335 liters (11.8 cubic feet) of space for larger items. van. For those interested, the HR-V’s cargo space is a whopping 987 liters (34.9 cubic feet) in a five-seater configuration, and can reach 1,305 liters (46.1 cubic feet) if you fold the rear seat. All this will be 4340 mm (170.9 inches) long, 1790 mm wide (70.5 inches) and 1582 mm (62.3 inches) high, with a wheelbase of 2610 mm (102.8 inches).
Write your questions about HR-V e: HEV, we will answer all of them in a separate article in addition to a full review of the upcoming electrified SUV. Also let us know if you would like an EU model design compared to a model sold in the US.
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