Honda has unveiled a new modification of the compact crossover HR-V for the European market, which will receive a Sport supplement to its name. The car has received the Civic model turbocharger.
The Honda HR-V Sport version is equipped with a 1.5-liter VTEC engine developing 180 hp and 240 Nm of torque. The power unit is combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a variable transmission, but the torque is limited to 220 Nm.
The crossover has received an active stabilizer for transverse stability to compensate for tilting when cornering, as well as an electric power steering power steering with variable effort. In the interior, there are additional elements of red leather, as well as special sports seats.
In appearance, Honda HR-V Sport differs from the standard front splitter, side skirts, fender protection, aggressive rear bumper, and 18-inch wheels. The crossover has also received pairing exhaust pipes and LED optics.
Elsewhere, the HR-V Sport also gets some suspension revisions, including new front and rear dampers, which are bespoke for the Sport model. Honda says that the new mechanicals keeps the HR-V flatter through corners, increase stability, and improve ride quality as well.
The steering set-up is unique too, as the HR-V Sport’s electric power steering has been tweaked to deliver steadier and smoother responses.