When Honda showed its subcompact concept SUV based on Fit last year in Tokyo, it confirmed just two things that the Americans wanted to hear. That it would wear the HR-V badge and be also marketed in the United States of America. Since then Honda went off the airwaves completely until the currently running 2014 Paris Auto Show.
On the occasions, some of the smaller details were revealed by the company for the vehicle which may be very well within the market demand here. The HR-V bound for the US would be sporting a Fit variant 1.5L 4-cylinder powerplant as was expected from the very beginning. The gasoline HR-V will be paired with a “Earth Dreams” 1.5 L 4-cylinder and a six-speed manual transmission which the Americans would welcome with open arms and a CVT which they would much wish to stay with Europe market, for the distribution of power to the wheels.
So far no confirmation has come from Honda about the amount of power the 1.5L is likely to make, nor has it said anything about the diesel 1.6L bound for Europe. You can already guess that the manual geared diesel version will never make it to the shores of the US. The gasoline 4-cylinder engine is expected to churn out a power of 130hp at least as it offers to the Fit. Among other things that you can expect with the HR-V is the centrally located fuel tank that is found with its sibling and also the Magic back seats that flips and folds.
The HR-V is slotted for next year release in the Europe, and the car is expected to make an entry into the United States market more or less the same time. Till then we can safely assume that we will be in possession of more spec details for the HR-V.