If you are looking for an engaging drive, chances are your first choice would not be an SUV. Too tall. So when Honda introduced a new sporty version of its smallest SUV, the HR-V, called the, er, HR-V Sport, most people were just expecting a bit more pep and perhaps the odd bit of red trim. In fact, the car’s handling came as a revelation. On twisty country roads near its international launch in Lisbon the Sport gobbled up corners like a greedy teenager and seemed to encourage the driver to give it an extra helping of beans. Armed with a 182PS 1.5-litre VTEC turbo engine it is not going to set your socks on fire, but there is easily enough grunt to make cross-country dashes plenty of fun. Whether the Sport has a slick six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed step-shifted CVT auto, it always feels eager to press on, but is equally happy to noodle around town at a snail’s pace. The driving position is spot-on, and both the steering and gearbox are a joy to use. I … [Read more...] about Car review: Honda HR-V Sport
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The original HR-V was labelled the Joy Machine by Honda’s marketing bods back in the early 2000s. It was meant to appeal to young buyers with its “unique” styling and and blend the practical benefits of an SUV with a compact form. It was ahead of its time in many ways but was abandoned in 2006 amid mediocre sales. Wind on to 2015 and the world was ready for compact crossovers and the HR-V was reborn as a more conventional-looking entrant into the market. Honda HR-V Sport Price: £27,595 Jump ahead four more years and the HR-V has had some mild titivation with a new grille, bumper, wheels and lights but has also had a more major change in the oily bits with the addition of a 180bhp turbo engine to this Sport model. The HR-V falls into that subset of crossovers that are bigger than the Juke, Ecosport and Captur but smaller than the Qashqai, Kuga and Kadjar. It’s up against the likes of the Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR. In this Sport guise, it also needs to … [Read more...] about Honda HR-V Sport review
By TPN/PA, in Motoring · 18-01-2019 16:01:00 · 1 Comments Diesel is the bad guy in the motoring world of late, with manufacturers shunning oil burners as governments worldwide crack down on emissions In a reflection of this, Honda recently announced it would be dropping the diesel CR-V from its range, leaving just a petrol version and this - the new CR-V Hybrid. The manufacturer claims it should return the same economy as the recently ditched model, while improving low-speed emissions thanks to the introduction of those electric motors. The new engine was unveiled in Seville for reporters to see if this latest CR-V really can take the place of the well-rounded diesel version. The biggest changes come under the bonnet, while there have been some other alterations elsewhere. It's got a wheelbase that is 30mm longer than the older CR-V, and this provides better interior space. Honda has also included active aerodynamics in the car, which allows a … [Read more...] about Honda unveils its Hybrid CR-V
Over its long history, Honda's CR-V has quietly become the world's best-selling SUV and this latest version doesn't look all that different to its predecessor, but it's still a big improvement. And it's perfect timing for a car like this to maintain its crown at the top of the SUV tree, as the nation seems to want nothing other than a jacked-up mud-plugger as their family workhorse. As diverse as its talents are, most CRVs will inevitably end up on the school run, the office commute or possibly, in rare cases, crossing grassy fields at a point-to-point or towing a caravan to Norfolk. So what's new? Well, to start off it has a stiffer chassis, so it handles a bit better than the predecessor and, although the newcomer is the same length as the car it replaces, the wheelbase is stretched so there's 50mm more legroom in the back. There's also a range of technology improvements to make it more clever and more user-friendly and safety has been turned up a few notches. But the big news is the … [Read more...] about Review: Why is the Honda CR-V one of the world’s best-selling SUV’s?
Back to the future: Honda's world-beating CR-V gets a new generation makeover BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Honda's CR-V - globally, the biggest-selling SUV - is now on sale in all-new fifth generation guise. Here's the lowdown. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/back-to-the-future-hondas-worldbeating-crv-gets-a-new-generation-makeover-37975590.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/article37975587.ece/df1c3/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-04-03_lif_49209432_I4.JPG Email Honda's CR-V - globally, the biggest-selling SUV - is now on sale in all-new fifth generation guise. Here's the lowdown. What's new?The Honda CR-V is the biggest-selling mid-size SUV on the planet, shifting up to 3.75 million models since 1995. It's now upon us in fifth generation guise, and is more than just an update, this is an all-new model, featuring petrol-electric hybrid versions, a seven-seat option, and improved interior quality, refinement and spaciousness. There's also a new chassis aimed at delivering a more … [Read more...] about Back to the future: Honda’s world-beating CR-V gets a new generation makeover