2022 Honda HR-V Detailed In 160 Photos In Australia Where It Costs More Than Mazda CX-30, Toyota C-HR

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2022 Honda HR-V has officially landed on Australian shores before the delivery date.

Not to be confused with the unrelated North American HR-V 2023, the one in Australia HR-V 2022 which is also identical to the European model, will be sold locally in two flavors, called Vi X and e:HEV L. Prices, including all applicable road fees, start at AU$36,700 ($25,203) for the Vi X and AU$45,000 for the Vi X. ($30,900) for the e:HEV L.

feeding the HR-V The Vi X is a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder with 89 kW (119 hp) at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) of torque at 4,300 rpm In Australia, the HR-V is considered a small SUV and as such, it rivals the likes of the Toyota CH-R and Mazda CX-30. It matches well with the C-HR with its 1.2-liter turbo engine that makes 85 kW (114 hp) and 185 Nm (136 lb-ft) but has significantly less power than the entry-level 2.0-liter CX-30 with its 114 kW (153 hp) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft_.

These two models are also cheaper, with the base Mazda CX-30 available from AU$33,691 ($23,136) and the base C-HR from AU$35,081 ($24,091).

Read more: 2022 Honda HR-V offered with two powertrains in Australia

A number of important features come standard with the HR-V Vi X. These include Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed ​​Following, high beam support system and traffic sign recognition. Honda has also outfitted the SUV with 19-inch wheels, privacy glass, a 9-inch infotainment screen, and its Agile Handling Assist system.

Leading the lineup is the e:HEV L. This model combines the standard 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor to produce a combined torque of 96 kW (129 hp) and 186 lb-ft (253 Nm). By comparison, the available Toyota CH-R GR Sport with its 1.8-liter hybrid offers a combined output of 90 kW (121 hp), although Toyota does not publish a combined torque figure.

A plethora of features come standard on the HR-V e:HEV L which are not available on the minor model. These include a blind spot information system, rear cross-traffic alert, hands-free tailgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers, active LED cornering lights, heated front seats, heated steering wheel and an acoustic windshield.

“We conduct group discussions with people from different backgrounds, from many fields of experience, and of all ages and genders,” Honda HR-V Large Project Leader Yoshitomo Ihashi explained in a statement. “This has helped us add elements that will bring fun and joy to all passengers. We have sought to enhance, not suppress, people’s individuality and create a car that allows occupants to enjoy their lifestyle.”

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