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Last Updated : Dec 04, 2018 01:37 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Honda unveils new Sport variant of HR-V for European market

Powered by the 1.5-litre VTEC turbocharged engine found in the Honda Civic, the Sport variant gets a host of changes.

Honda has revealed the latest upgrade to the HR-V in the form of a new Sport variant for the European market. Powered by the 1.5-litre VTEC turbocharged engine found in the Honda Civic, the Sport variant gets a host of changes.

The engine is capable of producing 180 PS of power at 5,500 rpm with 240 Nm of peak torque coming in at 1,900-5,000 rpm. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission the car will also get an option of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) gearbox. In addition to the higher power, the Sport variant also gets variable-ratio steering, sportier suspension, and 18-inch rims to go with it.

Cosmetically also, the Sport variant gets upgraded. Body kits, dual exhaust tips, rear spoiler and blacked out trim pieces. A honeycomb grille flanked by LED headlights adorns the front fascia. The inside of the cabin gets a contrasting red and black upholstery.

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Aimed at those looking for a sportier SUV, the production is set to begin in December 2018 with deliveries starting early next year. In India, however, the HR-V is expected to arrive only towards the end of 2019 where it will compete with the Hyundai Creta and Tata Harrier. Expect Honda's HR-V to be in a price range of Rs 9-13 lakh.

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First Published on Dec 4, 2018 01:37 pm
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