Honda has confirmed on its Australian website that the new Honda HR-V will arrive locally in early 2015 in four variants – VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L and VTi-L + ADAS. A 1.8-litre SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine that produces 105 kW (141 hp) and 172 Nm of torque will be standard across the range. Power will be transmitted through an automatic continuously variable transmission.
The base variant VTi features Daytime Running Lights (bulb type), LED taillights, 16-inch alloy wheels, Magic Seats, 7-inch touchscreen display audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and multi-angle reversing camera.
The VTi-S variant sports 17-inch alloy wheels, LED auto headlights with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights, front fog lights, rain-sensing auto wipers, smart entry with push button start, roof rails, Lane Watch blind spot monitoring system, City-Brake Active System and leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The VTi-L variant sees 17-inch alloy sports wheels, paddle shifters, leather-appointed seats, panoramic sunroof, rear centre arm rest, dual-zone climate control, privacy glass and door handles.
The VTi-L + ADAS is more like an optionally-equipped VTi variant. This variant adds Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and High-Beam Support System safety and assistance features to the VTi-L variant.
Pricing for the variants is expected to be announced closer to the vehicle’s launch in early 2015.