New Honda HR-V keeps 'magic seats' and gets twin-motor hybrid set-up
HONDA'S new HR-V compact SUV will come as standard with a twin-motor hybrid powertrain when it goes on sale later this year, writes William Scholes.
The new model is a sleeker looking machine than the current car, though Honda insists the coupe-like overtones haven't affected its "class-leading interior space".
Honda says the interior has stepped up in quality to give a "solid, premium SUV feel".
It also talks about a ventilation system that creates "a curtain of fresh air beside and above passengers", apparently made using L-shaped vents in the top corners of the dashboard.
Good news, too, for fans of the current HR-V's practicality. The new model retains the trick 'magic seats' in the back, which can fold in a more useful variety of ways than you'll find in other makers' cars.
There is no information yet on prices or further technical details, but expect the new HR-V to reach Europe by the end of this year.