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I wonder what the trim levels are going to be like for HR-V. I know that in Japan the top trim level is baked into the Hybrid, so I'm wondering if we will have to wait for a similar top trim level for the HR-V or if because we won't have the hybrid powertrain Honda may just add that to engine choices later on?

http://carnews.beforward.jp/searchs/detail/entry_id=217880/category=impression

However, when it comes to the gas-powered model's interior, only available in dark gray, it just feels rather ordinary when compared to the hybrid model's luxuriously textured jazz brown interior and specially colored LCD dashboard and shifters.
However, on the whole, the ride never feels especially clean or refreshing, and is a bit noisy. This is because the Eco Special tires' road noise and the exhaust sounds creep in through the rear cabin, due to the lack of the tonneau cover and luggage room hardboard that the hybrid model's premium interior are equipped with.
 

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What ever they do I hope they include a manual transmission, it's what I really want. Even the Chevy Trax has a manual, a **** chevy!
 

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I don't think its a very nice thing to combine the top trim level with the hybrid engine. I'm sure some people would buy the hybrid just to get the nicer trim level but many others would just buy something else. They should still offer a hybrid model though. The "luxuriously textured jazz brown interior and specially colored LCD dashboard and shifters" sound nice. I hope I can get them without having to shell out for a hybrid.
 

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I don't think its a very nice thing to combine the top trim level with the hybrid engine. I'm sure some people would buy the hybrid just to get the nicer trim level but many others would just buy something else. They should still offer a hybrid model though. The "luxuriously textured jazz brown interior and specially colored LCD dashboard and shifters" sound nice. I hope I can get them without having to shell out for a hybrid.
In japan its interesting, because the Hybrid is fully tax exempt and the petrol is 75% exempt. So its a combination of tax incentives and premium packaging thats likely leading the hybrids dominance over the petrol domestically...
 

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I didn't realize there were such crazy tax incentives in japan for automobiles. I guess that explains putting the hybrid in the top trim level. I think that also means that we won't see the same thing happen in other markets.
 
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