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New hybrid-only Honda HR-V priced from £26,960 (gallery)


Honda has confirmed the all-new HR-V small SUV will be priced from £26,960, when it arrives in UK dealerships towards the end of the year.

The new HR-V, which is available to order now, mirrors the recently launched Jazz and existing CR-V by utilising the brand’s two-motor e:HEV hybrid system, in place of conventional petrol and diesel engines.

Honda has pledged to electrify all its mainstream models by 2022 and the new HR-V reflects that goal.

The e:HEV engine in the HR-V develops 131PS and promises up to 52mpg average fuel consumption.

Buyers can choose from three trim levels. Elegance grade, starting at £26,960, features LED headlights, heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels and smartphone connectivity as standard.

The Advance model, which starts from £29,210, adds a power tailgate with ‘Walk Away Close and Handsfree access’, heated steering wheel, and a synthetic leather and fabric interior trim.

Range-topping Advance Style is available from £31,660.  It adds premium audio, a two-tone exterior paint finish and orange detailing to the cabin.

The HR-V will be available through Honda Finance Europe, starting at £269 per month.

Honda says the HR-V’s new squared-off shape provides more interior space, despite the need to package the additional hybrid drivetrain components.

The car has an entirely new look, with a bold new front-end design and a more boxy stance than the previous model.

A new dashboard provides a less cluttered cabin than before, with a centrally mounted touchscreen providing infotainment services.

The new HR-V also retains its popular ‘Magic Seats’ feature, which enables the rear bench to folded up, or the entire rear seat to be folded flat, to make more space for cargo.

Honda says the new model embodies its “seamless, clean, modern design philosophy seen in other recent new Honda models” and it “follows the key concepts of function and beauty.”

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