Honda HR-V

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Honda HR-V
ClassMini SUV
Body style(s)3- and 5-door hatchback
Engine(s)Gasoline: 1590 cc I4 16 valve
SOHC 77 kW (103 hp)
VTEC SOHC 91 kW (122 hp)
Wheelbase2450 mm (96 in)
Length4110 mm (161 in)
Width1695 mm (66 in)
Height1580 mm-1675 mm (62 in-65 in)
Curb weight1309 kg-1386 kg (2885 lb-3055 lb)
Fuel capacity55 L (Template:Convert/usgal impgal)
ManualsService Manual

The Honda HR-V is a mini SUV produced by the Japanese automaker Honda since 1999. The abbreviation HR-V stands officially for Hybrid Recreation Vehicle in Europe and High Rider Vehicle in Japan.

It was shipped to Europe with either a 1.6-litre SOHC or 1.6-litre SOHC VTEC engine. The first models were also available as a three-door front-wheel drive or as a four-wheel drive version. The three door versions were discontinued after the longer five door versions were introduced. By using the Honda Real Time 4x4 the 4WD is hydraulically activated when the

front wheels do not have enough traction, otherwise the car is front wheel driven. A continuously variable transmission gearbox was available as an optional. Originally developed as a concept car the HR-V was quickly put into production. Floor pan is from the Honda Logo with the 4WD system coming from the Honda CR-V although it used beefed up drive shafts rather than the original CRV ones.

A 3-door HR-V rear with optional spoiler

Different versions were also produced for the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Rim markets as well as for its home market of Japan. The model was revised in late 2001 with some minor exterior styling changes and a new interior. Later production consisted purely of the 5 door VTEC engined version. Strangely for a modern car it is only set up to seat 4 persons at one given time, but could be specified with 3 rear seat belts at original purchase. Production ceased in 2006.

Philippine version

The HR-V was sold in the Philippines in 2000 to replace the phased out Legend and Honda Odyssey but because of the price the HR-V was not successful, causing Honda to pull out the HR-V out of that market in 2002

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