Honda discontinues second-generation HR-V crossover

Honda discontinues second-generation HR-V crossover

January 14, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

However, the Honda car will have a successor that will receive cardinal differences. True, this will not happen immediately.

The Japanese company Honda will no longer supply the second generation HR-V crossover to the European market. Now the Honda lineup in Europe will include four cars – Civic, CR-V, E and Jazz. However, HR-V will not go away entirely – Europeans are waiting for the new generation of the car in the first quarter of 2022.

Note that the termination of supplies turned out to be not entirely planned – it had to be done in order to meet the new emission standards, which came into force on January 1, 2021. This prompted Honda to completely change the engine range of the car – the new HR-V will move exclusively on electric traction.

This will be part of the Japanese brand’s larger strategy in Europe – starting in 2022, Honda will begin phasing out internal combustion engines in Europe. True, this will happen gradually.

Note that the pre-reform Honda HR-V was equipped with one of two power plants to choose from – a 1.5-liter gasoline engine or a 1.6-diesel engine.

Meanwhile, Honda has announced the powerful Civic Type R for the European market. At the same time, it became known that this car will be the last for Europe with a classic internal combustion engine.