The 2022 Honda HR-V has officially landed off the coast of Australia before delivery could begin.
Not to be confused with the unrelated North American 2023 HR-V, the Australian 2022 HR-V, which is identical to the European model, will be sold locally in two flavors, namely Vi X and e: HEV L. Price, including all applicable on-road fees. Starting at AU Vi 36,700 ($ 25,203) for Vi X and AU H 45,000 ($ 30,900) for e: HEV L.
Powering the HR-V Vi X is a 1.5-liter naturally ambitious four-cylinder with 89 kW (119 hp) of torque at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) of torque at 4,300 rpm. In Australia, the HR-V is considered a smaller SUV and, for example, rivals the Toyota CH-R and Mazda CX-30. Its 1.2-liter turbo delivers 85 kW (114 hp) and 185 Nm (136 lb-ft), it matches well with the C-HR but has significantly less power than the entry-level 2.0-liter CX-30 with its 114. kW (153 hp) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft_.
Both models are cheaper, the Base Mazda CX-30 AU is available at $ 33,691 ($ 23,136) and the Base C-HR AU starts at 35,081 ($ 24,091).
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The HR-V Vi X has a number of important features. These include Forward Collision Alert, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keep Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, High Beam Support System, and Traffic Sign Recognition. Honda has also equipped the SUV with 19-inch wheels, privacy glass, a 9-inch infotainment screen and its agile handling assist system.
E: HIV L. This model combines a standard 1.5-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor to produce a combined 96 kW (129 hp) and 186 lb-ft (253 Nm) of torque. By comparison, the Toyota CH-R GR Sport’s hybrid delivers a combined 90 kW (121 hp) with a 1.8-liter, although Toyota does not release a combined torque figure.
HR-V e: HEV L has a lot of features that are not available in lesser models. It includes a blind spot information system, rear cross traffic alert, hands-free tailgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, auto rain sensing wiper, LED active cornering light, heated front seat, heated steering wheel and an acoustic wind.
Yoshitomo Ihashi, Honda HR-V Large Project Leader, explained in a statement, “We have had group discussions with people from different backgrounds, across many areas of expertise and across all ages and genders.” “It simply came to our notice then. We have tried to enhance the personality of the people without suppressing it and have created a car that enables the passengers to enjoy their life. ”