The 2015 Honda HR-V will cost from £17,995 when it goes on sale in the UK this September.
Although similar in exterior dimensions to the Nissan Juke and Skoda Yeti, Honda says the new HR-V is targetting rivals in the class above, namely the Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar. Unveiled at the Geneva motor show back in March, the HR-V is based on a modified version of the Jazz's platform. Honda bosses say the new model is aiming to bring traditional MPV practicality to the booming crossover SUV segment.
The HR-V will be available with two engines in the UK - a 128bhp 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 118bhp 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel. The diesel option is capable of returning up to 70.6mpg with CO2 emissions of 104g/km.
The petrol-powered HR-V, meanwhile, can return up to 52.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 125g/km when equipped with a CVT. Models equipped with a six-speed manual transmission return 49.6mpg and emit 134g/km of CO2. The HR-V will be available in two-wheel-drive form only in the UK, although four-wheel drive is offered in other markets.
Honda says four specifications will be offered in the UK, dubbed S, SE, SE Navi and Ex.
Entry-level S models get 16-inch alloy wheels, DAB radio with Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, climate control and front and rear parking sensors. SE specification adds 17-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers and Honda’s 7.0in touchscreen Connect infotainment system. Higher up the range, SE Navi adds satellite navigation.
Top-level EX models come with keyless entry and start, a panoramic sunroof, leather trim, rear-view camera, heated seats and LED lighting.