Local specifications and pricing details for the 2022 Honda HR-V have been confirmed for the Australian market. It is a more advanced vehicle, updated in its entirety, which is presented as one of the most interesting options of this beginning of the year, and that surely the Australian public will certify it.
It is noteworthy that the third-generation HR-V has already launched in overseas markets and, in the coming weeks, show vehicles will begin arriving at Honda Centres in Australia. Only two grades of the new HR-V will be available, each with a different powertrain.
The mechanics of this car
Sitting at the base of the 2022 HR-V family is the Vi X grade model. This model will be sold exclusively with a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 89 kW or what would be equal to about 119 horsepower at 6600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4300 rpm. The Japanese automaker says this engine consumes 5.8 liters/100 km (40.5 US mpg) in the combined cycle.
Among the key features of the HR-V Vi X are forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking system, lane keeping assist system, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control with low-speed tracking, the high beam support system and Traffic Sign Recognition. It also features Honda’s agile driving assistance system and includes hill descent control, distance lock, a 9-inch infotainment display, satellite navigation, 19-inch wheels and privacy glass.
The capabilities of the so-called “Flagship”
The flagship HR-V takes the form of the e-HEV L. This model combines a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and offers a combined power of 96 kW or what would be about 129 horsepower between 4,000 and 8,000 rpm, as well as 253 Nm of torque. It also returns 4.3 l/100 km (54.7 US mpg) in the combined cycle.
The technology that this model has
The HR-V e-HEV L also lands with a number of other features that the Vi X doesn’t get. For example, there is a blind spot information system, rear cross traffic alert, intelligent speed assist, hands-free tailgate, rearview mirror with automatic dimming, wipers with automatic rain sensor, active LED cornering lights, heated front seats, leather steering wheel, heated steering wheel, acoustic windshield and rear air vents with USB ports.
Australians are offered five colours with the 2022 HR-V, consisting of Platinum White, Premium Opal, Crystal Black, Meteroid Grey and Premium Crystal Red. Repositioned as a sophisticated entry point to the Honda vehicle lineup in Australia, the new HR-V represents the beginning of a new chapter for Honda’s small SUV, elevating premium style and quality along with the HR-V’s durable space features and versatility.
Part of its aesthetic
To summarize a little its external qualities, we have an elegant front, with a wide hood that brings lines that are paired with the grille of the same color of the body, with the slogan of the manufacturer in the center that in turn brings with it the blue background. The optics of the car come in LED, and in the lower part it brings an air intake to keep the engine in optimal temperature conditions.
On the sides we have silver alloy wheels or wheels that show a complete system of brakes that are divided between discs and calipers on all four wheels. The door locks come in the same body color, and the mirror housings are combined with the black color and flashing or dipped lights.
The rear has a radio antenna in the form of a shark fin, sports spoiler, brake or stop lights in LED, lights embedded in the bumper among other details.