Official Honda of Japan photos.
Does HEV (on the front plate int he first pic) mean it's an all electric version ?
Well, you just need to change your motorways to the right side of the road and then your petrol pumps won't be in a tizzy.I actually quite like it, it just annoys me the fuel flap is on the passenger side which is a proper pain in the hoop when pulling up at a petrol pump!
My second car it the Civic Hatch with the 1.5 turbo, drives like a dream. (though not good for deep snow)The only newer Honda that interests me these days in the Civic Type R.
If you haven't driven one, I highly recommend it. Ignore it's goofy styling and just focus on the acceleration, handling and driving dynamics.
If the new HRV had the 300HP type R engine with the excellent 6 speed manual and possibly AWD and it's excellent suspension and huge brakes, less the 20 inch wheels and less the goofy styling...
And then it would be too nice, too expensive and totally impractical to drive in the winter...
Well, you just need to change your motorways to the right side of the road and then your petrol pumps won't be in a tizzy.
Behold....^^ That reminds me of the excellent 2002-05 Civic Si (called Civic SiR in Canada.)
It was an excellent hot hatch that sold really poorly in North America. It was built in England.
It had the excellent K20 high revving engine and a manual trans, 4 wheel disk brakes, excellent suspension.
It had/has a quiet following and would have been a great match to our 2006 Acura TSX, (Honda Euro Accord).
I tried to find and buy one many years ago.. Too trashed or too pricey, couldn't find one between those 2 extremes.