Honda Australia has provided pricing and equipment details for the all-new HR-V, which is
now live on the Honda website and Customer Experience Portal. You can see display
vehicles at Honda Centres over the coming weeks.

The third generation of the HR-V will be available with two-motor e:HEV (hybrid electric
vehicle) powertrain technology for the first time on this model.

It will be offered in two specification levels with two different powertrains – starting with the
Vi X grade powered by an efficient 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine and rising to the
e:HEV L grade fitted with the two-motor hybrid powertrain that delivers refined and
responsive performance.

Positioned between the VTi-S and RS grades on the outgoing model, the Vi X is equipped
with a range of new features and technologies, including:

Honda SENSING suite of driver-assist and safety technologies
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Mitigation Braking System
Lane Keep Assist System
Lane Departure Warning
Road Departure Mitigation System
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
High Beam Support System
Traffic Sign Recognition
Agile Handling Assist System
Hill Descent Control
Walk-away locking
9-inch Advanced Display Audio with wireless Apple CarPlay
Satellite navigation
18-inch alloy wheels
Privacy glass

The new e:HEV L grade extends the equipment list of the Vi X with:
Blind Spot Information System
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Intelligent speed assist
Hands-free power tailgate with walk-away close
Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Auto rain sensing wipers
Auto retractable, auto reverse tilting, heated, hydrophilic door mirrors
LED Active Cornering Lights
Heated front seats
Leather steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Acoustic windscreen
Rear air vents and USB ports

“Repositioned as a sophisticated entry point to the Honda vehicle line-up in Australia, the
all-new HR-V represents the beginning of a new chapter for Honda’s small SUV , elevating
premium styling and quality alongside the HR-V’s enduring trademarks of spaciousness
and versatility,” said Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins.

“It successfully extends the Honda brand’s reputation for quality, functionality and
practicality, and presents it with an individual and fun style, all within a compact package
designed to appeal to modern consumers.”

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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