Honda unveils new HR-V hybrid for Europe ahead of late 2021 launchApril 22, 2021
Honda has published more details on the new 2022 HR-V, which will be available in Europe exclusively with a hybrid powertrain
The all-new Honda HR-V e: The HEV is powered by a combination of a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine and two electric motors. Their total power is 129 hp. and 253 Nm. Basically, it’s a more powerful version of the hybrid powertrain found in the smaller Jazz, which shares the same architecture as the new HR-V.
The hybrid drivetrain of the new Honda HR-V comes with three main drive modes – Sport, Normal and Econ. There is also an additional “B” mode, which can be selected using the gear selector for more powerful regenerative braking. Honda says the new HR-V hybrid can operate in pure EV mode, switching seamlessly to the gasoline engine when traveling at higher and constant speeds, such as on the highway.
The new foundations of the 2022 Honda HR-V allow to make the interior more spacious while maintaining the company’s proprietary solutions. In addition to a 35mm increase in rear legroom, the new Honda HR-V features a Magic Seat in the rear for folding and folding the seats.
The infotainment system uses a 9-inch touchscreen and features a simplified and fully customizable interface. In addition, the system is also more responsive than the previous version and comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto. The dashboard also houses a 7-inch display that provides information on driver assistance systems.
The Honda HR-V has a suite of Honda Sensing systems, which in this version benefits from a new wider, higher resolution monocular front camera and high-speed imaging chips. This makes it better than the previous camera and the combination of radar sensors.
The latest Honda Sensing in the HR-V comes with a new adaptive cruise control that controls steering angle and lateral g-force, as well as low speed tracking and brake control.
Honda will launch the new HR-V e: HEV in Europe in late 2021, with pricing details to be announced closer to its market debut.
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