Honda's HR-V makes Geneva debut

Honda's HR-V makes Geneva debut

The Honda HR-V is back and the press have been treated to their first glimpse at the compact crossover at the Geneva Motor Show.

Last seen in the 1990s the HR-V name is Honda's effort to tap into the lucrative market in between superminis and smaller SUVs.

It may be compact but Honda has been bold in styling the HR-V with a coupe driving style and a higher ride height.

From the front the HR-V has many of the characteristics of the CR-V and it also comes with Honda's latest Android-based on-board infotainment system.

Its Magic Seat capabilities allow all kinds of folding options for the rear bench, including folding it all down to give a flat floor and 1,026 litres of loading space compared to 453 with the seats in place.

Power is produced by 1.5-litre petrol or 1.6-litre iDETC diesel engines and all HR-Vs are front-wheel drive only in the UK.

It is thought the HR-V will start at around £14,000 when it graces Honda dealerships this summer.

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