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Honda has revealed the Brazil-spec version of its new HR-V crossover today at the Sao Paulo Motor Show. The HR-V has received some changes from the version that we are used to in Europe and America.

The bodywork has stayed mostly the same but the all-LED lights have been ditched for halogen bulbs. The taillights, radar and parking sensors all seem to be downgraded as well.

The Brazil HR-V also won't see the Hybrid system that was featured in the Japanese Vezel. Instead, it gets a 1.8-liter engine that runs on ethanol.





 

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Also the radio antenna is different with the Vezel having the shark fin. It seems to me that the Brazilian version is very close to what we're expecting here in the U.S. in terms of grille, head-lights, and probably tail-lights.
 

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I think Honda has a division of their design team dedicated to design ugly wheels, this always happens. WHY HONDA.

and it doesn't stop at wheels...
 

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I also see rear disc brakes. Here in the US we'll probably get rear drums.
I think the U.S. will get disc brakes all around. Every version of the Vezel (China and Japan), HR-V (Euro and Brasil), and XR-V have disc brakes so far, so I don't see why they would leave them off the U.S. Plus it looks like in the photos released for the upcoming L.A. auto show you can see discs if you look close enough, and you can clearly seem them in the photos from the NY show in April that are up on http://automobiles.honda.com/hr-v.
 

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Look at the Fit. Everywhere in the world it's sold with rear discs except for here. Who knows what Honda will do. They make strange decisions sometimes. For instance, why don't the cars here have a washer fluid indicator light? In Canada and everywhere else they do.
Go figure.
 

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I find it strange that there is so much variation in this model depending on the market. It sure does seem like Japan and China got the better versions. NA and SA got less luxurious version IMO.
 

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I find it strange that there is so much variation in this model depending on the market. It sure does seem like Japan and China got the better versions. NA and SA got less luxurious version IMO.
I read somewhere that because of the Vezel's width it falls into a different road tax category in Japan that is usually reserved for more expensive cars, and therefore they had to make it more luxurious in order to compete with those other vehicles in it's class.
 

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Look at the Fit. Everywhere in the world it's sold with rear discs except for here. Who knows what Honda will do. They make strange decisions sometimes. For instance, why don't the cars here have a washer fluid indicator light? In Canada and everywhere else they do.
Go figure.
I know right, it's things like that which make me what honda is really up to. Drums were okay and the norm in the 90's even a bit after.

Still need to find out there reason for this, there must be some good reason for it.
 

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Look at the Fit. Everywhere in the world it's sold with rear discs except for here. Who knows what Honda will do. They make strange decisions sometimes. For instance, why don't the cars here have a washer fluid indicator light? In Canada and everywhere else they do.
Go figure.
I have quite the unique methodology for sorting out low washer fluid. When the nozzle fails to fire, I replenish. ;)
 

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and Honda operates in different market spaces outside of the US. I don't find it strange one bit, I think its good decision making. Could you sell an English man a Mexican mans car? I think not...
 

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I don't know if it has something to do with regulation. In Canada we use the washer fluid a lot during the winter to clean the ice and snow off the windshield. It may be a requirement from the government.
 

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I don't know if it has something to do with regulation. In Canada we use the washer fluid a lot during the winter to clean the ice and snow off the windshield. It may be a requirement from the government.
There is no regulation concerning washer fluid levels, imagine, talk about nanny state LOL...
 

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due to how unprepared people can be when it comes to winter weather, they should indeed enforced something like that. way too many idiots on the road.
 

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There is no regulation concerning washer fluid levels, imagine, talk about nanny state LOL...
Its not the washer fluid level that would be regulated, it would just be the requirement of an indicator light to let you know when you are approaching empty.
 

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Its not the washer fluid level that would be regulated, it would just be the requirement of an indicator light to let you know when you are approaching empty.
I agree, " ... let you know when YOU are approaching empty!"

'Nothing to do with washer fluid at all >:D
 
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