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An all-new Honda HR-V arrives in your local Vertu Honda showroom in August.

It will deliver a unique proposition to the crossover segment: dynamic styling, the versatility of an MPV, sophisticated-yet-fun driving dynamics and fuel-efficient performance. It is part of the updated range of Honda vehicles that demonstrates the brand’s pioneering approach to technological innovation.

CHARACTERFUL, BOLD LINES OF A COUPÉ WITH THE TOUGH, SOLID STANCE OF AN SUV
The HR-V evokes a reassuringly robust presence. Deeply sculpted lower body panels convey the toughness, solidity and sure-footedness of larger SUVs.

CLASS-LEADING INTERIOR SPACE WITH THE VERSATILITY OF AN MPV
Inside, the HR-V offers occupants class-leading space and – thanks to Honda’s innovative Magic Seat ® system – high levels of versatility.

Each of the 60:40 split Magic Seats ® in the rear can adopt numerous configurations to maximise the versatility of the spacious interior. In ‘Utility’ mode, the rear seat back folds forward as the seat base lowers to create a long, flat floor. In ‘Tall’ mode, the rear seat base is locked in a vertical position to leave space from floor to ceiling. ‘Long’ mode sees front and rear passenger seat backs fold forward to a horizontal position.

The boot, too, offers impressive space, with 453 litres available with the rear seats in use, and 1,026 litres to the window line with the rear seats folded away. A wide tailgate opening and low loading height means the boot space is easily accessible, as well as capacious.

REFINED AND SOPHISTICATED INTERIOR DESIGN WITH QUALITY MATERIALS, PANORAMIC SUNROOF AND ADVANCED NEW INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
For occupants, Honda’s designers sought to marry the conflicting themes of spaciousness, reassuring solidity, and the cockpit of a tight, sporty coupé.

The use of high quality soft-touch surfaces, subtly accented with brushed chrome highlights provide a premium ambience.

At the centre of the dash is a seven-inch Honda Connect touchscreen that is fitted as standard on grades above entry level (Sport and Executive) providing advanced connectivity and infotainment. A five-inch screen is available on the Comfort grade.

COMPREHENSIVE SUITE OF ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES
Comprehensive active safety systems combine data from radar sensors and forward and rear facing cameras. Other than the entry-level model, all grades will be fitted with Honda’s Advanced Driver Assist System as standard. This suite of safety technologies includes Intelligent Speed Assist, City Brake Active Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition system, and High-beam Support system.

Honda’s City-Brake Active system will be fitted as standard on the HR-V.

AN ENGAGING DRIVE COUPLED WITH EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE
The HR-V will be offered with a choice of highly responsive and efficient 130 PS 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol and 120 PS 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engines. Each is available with a refined and smooth six-speed manual transmission, and the 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol can also be married with a smooth CVT automatic.

The HR-V has been deliberately engineered to deliver a saloon-like driving experience, achieved thanks to its low centre of gravity and its lightweight and highly rigid body.

2015 is a landmark year for Honda in the UK, with the launch of multiple new models. The HR-V is set to take the limelight offering a practical, dynamic and fun alternative to the compact SUV market. To experience the HR-V for yourself simply call your local Vertu Honda dealership to arrange a test drive.

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