Honda HR - V: Mocha opponent comes

Frankfurt / Main, 10 September 2014

Honda wants at the Paris Motor Show ( October 4 to 19 2014) show upcoming HR - V prototype. The compact SUV is the European version of the Honda Vezel, which is available to buy in Japan since the end of 2013. Even the name HR - V is not new: Sun already called an SUV below the CR - V, which was offered between 1999 and 2005 in Germany.

Comes in Europe a diesel?

With a length of just 4.30 meters, the compact mobile compete against rivals such as the Opel Mokka and the Ford EcoSport. What are the engines HR-V steps into the ring, Honda revealed only to the fair. The Vezel there in Japan with either a 1.5 - liter petrol or with a hybrid drive. Which combines a 1.5 - liter gasoline engine with an electric motor, which send their combined power to a dual clutch transmission and a four wheel drive system. Very likely, there is the HR - V in Europe (even ) with a diesel engine. Another possibility here is the 1.6 - liter four-cylinder with 120 hp from the Civic.

Rear seats like in the movies

Of particular interest is the interior concept of Vezel that is already out of the jazz known and the HR - V takes over: The seating surfaces of the rear pews can be folded like in the movies upward so that high and bulky items fit behind the front seats. The luggage compartment of 453 liters Vezel summarizes that are over 100 liters more than in mocha and Ecosport. This value is probably not change significantly during HR - V in Europe.

About 20,000 Euros

As the car is equipped in this country and what it costs, has not yet been received from Honda. The Japanese version was given a factory-installed electronic parking brake and hill-start assistant along the way. The price of the HR - V is likely to crack the 20,000 - euro mark. The cheapest Opel Mokka with 115 - horsepower gasoline engine can be bought for 18,990 euros, Ford can pay 1.5 Ti - VCT with 19,200 euros to 112 hp EcoSport . (HD)