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  • Fit-Based 2016 Honda HR-V to Debut in Los Angeles

Fit-Based 2016 Honda HR-V to Debut in Los Angeles

B-Segment Crossover Faces off Against Nissan Juke, Jeep Renegade

Oct 20, 2014
It’s been rumored for several years, and now we have official confirmation the 2016 Honda HR-V is coming to the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Although compact crossovers are of limited interest to most Truck Trend readers, the HR-V promises to be a significant model for Honda both in North America and globally, where B-segment crossovers like the Nissan Juke, Ford EcoSport, and the forthcoming Jeep Renegade are hot sellers.
Unlike the overtly sporty Nissan Juke, the packaging and marketing of the HR-V promises to be much more practicality oriented, with the initial release citing its center-mounted fuel tank, and Honda’s trademark Magic Seat carried over from the Fit subcompact hatch to give a high level of versatility and configurability to the crossover.
Engines and powertrains have yet to be announced, but a safe bet would be the Fit’s new Earth Dreams direct-injected DOHC 1.5L I-4 making 130 hp and 118 lb-ft. For the U.S. market at least, it’s likely to be offered exclusively with a continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT). The production site for the HR-V has also not yet been announced, but there’s a strong possibility North American models will be sourced from Honda’s new Celaya, Mexico, plant, where the Fit is currently built. Full details of the HR-V’s specifications are expected closer to its November 19 debut.
Source: Honda

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