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“The HR-V Sport adds a premium and sporty character to the HR-V range,” commented Phil Webb, Head of Car at Honda UK. “This sporty, subcompact SUV with premium design details provides our customers with greater choice for a more engaging driving experience in an immensely competitive segment of the UK car market.”

There are times when I wonder why, there is a need for companies to participate, in what which can only be labelled as verbal diarrhoea in their press releases to bolster interest and possibly sales of up coming brands. The comment above adds no value, for sure it doesn’t tell you anything about the car.

Well, let me complete the picture for you.

The new HR-V Sport is available with a manual gearbox as standard, or you can opt for a CVT as an option.

Irrespective of which version. You go for, Both feature bespoke suspension and ‘Performance Damper’ tuning, alongside variable ratio electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion system and Honda Agile Handling Assist technology. LED headlights, indicators and daytime running lights are equipped as standard.

The HR-V Sport is powered by the turbocharged 1.5 VTEC engine from the latest generation Honda Civic and produces 182 PS at 5,500rpm for the manual and 6,000 rpm for CVT, top speed is 134 MPH and 0-62 MPH is reached within 7.8 seconds, which is not too shabby.

As with the rest of the HR-V range, Honda SENSING is equipped as standard, and there is a whole host of safety features which includes collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition, etc…..

So all the above and Pricing starts from £27,595 for the manual transmission and £28,845 for the CVT.

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