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autoviva2014-09-11 11:02:54

New Honda HR-V heading to Paris

Model is Honda's bet for the compact SUV segment in Europe

 
 
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The new model uses a platform similar to the one used in the current generation of the Civic

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will be unveiling at the Paris Motor Show next month the new HR-VHR-VHonda HR-VJapan, 2015 > present2 photos
. The new model coming to Europe early next year, is the Japanese brand bet for the compact SUV segment. Honda has revealed the first official images of the HR-V ahead of the official launch at the French capital.

The HR-V marks the return of a nameplate that has been off the market for eight years and is a model that has already been released in Japan and other Asian markets as Vezel.

The new model uses a platform similar to the one used in the current generation of CivicCivic Gen.9Honda Civic Gen.9Japan, 2011 > present100 versions
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and also being used in the future all-new JazzJazzHonda JazzJapan, 2001 > present3 series
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A key feature of this platform is that the fuel tank is placed under the front seats which can increase the use of space and passenger comfort. It is expected that the HR-V a larger boot space than some of its rivals, such as the Nissan JukeJukeNissan JukeJapan, 2010 > present138 versions
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. Further, the HR-V also includes Honda Magic Seats technology that allows different combinations of seating arrangements, depending on needs.

Honda did not reveal any information about the engines that will power the new HR-V SUV. However it is almost certain that the model will receive an efficient 1.6 liter diesel.

In terms of design the new HR-V presents some coupé characteristics, with dynamic and creased lines. This silhouette gives it a more sporty look, as commonly seen in this segment.

More information about the new model will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show.

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