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Ta Dah!
An EX with a manual as spotted in Miami!


Well the pictures are fascinating anyway, The article is so-so.


 

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The final picture here shows an interesting difference between the HR-V and CR-V. CR-V will have a completely flat floor. The HR-V has the slight bump for the tunnel, and that, combined with the console protrusion, will virtually eliminate the utility of the center back seating position. For all intents and purposes, this makes the HR-V a 4 seater.
 

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The final picture here shows an interesting difference between the HR-V and CR-V. CR-V will have a completely flat floor. The HR-V has the slight bump for the tunnel, and that, combined with the console protrusion, will virtually eliminate the utility of the center back seating position. For all intents and purposes, this makes the HR-V a 4 seater.
I noticed some car reviews have noted the same thing about it being best for just two people back there. Good observation.
 

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I noticed some car reviews have noted the same thing about it being best for just two people back there. Good observation.

I had read similar things. Seeing that second interior picture just confirms those readings. Luckily, I'm not looking for a 5(+) seater.


Thanks for posting these pictures, nice to see the interior with cloth.
 

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The final picture here shows an interesting difference between the HR-V and CR-V. CR-V will have a completely flat floor. The HR-V has the slight bump for the tunnel, and that, combined with the console protrusion, will virtually eliminate the utility of the center back seating position. For all intents and purposes, this makes the HR-V a 4 seater.
A lot of back seat passengers' (especially those stuck in the middle) feet don't reach the floor, so that bump won't be that big of a deal for them.
 

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I'm a bit confused right now. So is this trim level with the 7'' screen and manual transmission only available in Canada or in the US as well? Thanks
 

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Neither... yet! :D

The first pic in this thread is the best indication yet that manual trans should be available in the EX... though I think it's possible this is a Canadian spec car, which means it could even be an LX, since autonews.ca says all trims get the 7" screen in Canada.

Bicepeak, is there other info I've missed, or are you going on the (quite fair) assumption that these are US spec cars, since they were in Miami, and therefore this is an EX for sure, proving US gets EX manual?

That does seem likely, but to me all it proves for _sure_ is that one of the markets gets a manual, a 7-inch screen and fabric seats in some trim.
 

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Neither... yet! :D

The first pic in this thread is the best indication yet that manual trans should be available in the EX... though I think it's possible this is a Canadian spec car, which means it could even be an LX, since autonews.ca says all trims get the 7" screen in Canada.
The only thing this confirms is that there will be some HR-Vs that have both the manual transmission and the 7" touch screen and automatic climate control in some markets. Honda US has been loathe to provide EX models with anything but an automatic/CVT. Honda Canada has not.
 

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Guys, if you want the manufactures to listen, then keep buying manuals and email them. If not, manuals will be a thing of the past. This is why last year, when I heard about the HRV coming to Canada, I emailed Honda Canada indicating I would like a fully loaded HRV with manual. (hope it happens)


AND most of my other cars, have been stick over the years....if there is no sales of manuals, then they won't offer it!


Supply & Demand.


Just my 2 cents !
 

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Neither... yet! :D

The first pic in this thread is the best indication yet that manual trans should be available in the EX... though I think it's possible this is a Canadian spec car, which means it could even be an LX, since autonews.ca says all trims get the 7" screen in Canada.

Bicepeak, is there other info I've missed, or are you going on the (quite fair) assumption that these are US spec cars, since they were in Miami, and therefore this is an EX for sure, proving US gets EX manual?

That does seem likely, but to me all it proves for _sure_ is that one of the markets gets a manual, a 7-inch screen and fabric seats in some trim.
Let's look at it another way. Imagine all these journalists coming from the US and Canada to Miami. There are no markings in these pictures indicating which ones are Canadian spec cars.
Hundreds of jounalists would see and report this EX comes with a manual. I think it is just too unlikely that Honda would be that careless about such a huge misrepresentation like that. Embarrassing to them and any mislead journalists.

That you have a photo on the Honda.ca site with that setup really doesn't suggest that Canada has it and the US will not. (stick with a seven inch screen )
On the 7" screen.....it is clear on the US site that only LX will not get it here.
 

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Guys, if you want the manufactures to listen, then keep buying manuals and email them. If not, manuals will be a thing of the past. This is why last year, when I heard about the HRV coming to Canada, I emailed Honda Canada indicating I would like a fully loaded HRV with manual. (hope it happens)


AND most of my other cars, have been stick over the years....if there is no sales of manuals, then they won't offer it!


Supply & Demand.


Just my 2 cents !
Exactly, numbers speak, the more that buy the more of a reason for them to continue to make the case for supplying consumers with a manual.
 

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Let's look at it another way. Imagine all these journalists coming from the US and Canada to Miami. There are no markings in these pictures indicating which ones are Canadian spec cars.
Hundreds of jounalists would see and report this EX comes with a manual. I think it is just too unlikely that Honda would be that careless about such a huge misrepresentation like that. Embarrassing to them and any mislead journalists.

That you have a photo on the Honda.ca site with that setup really doesn't suggest that Canada has it and the US will not. (stick with a seven inch screen )
On the 7" screen.....it is clear on the US site that only LX will not get it here.
With all due respect, an organization the size of Honda certainly knows how to put together an event that assigns cars to the individual they are expecting to drive in, and report on, the functions and features in it. It isn't rocket science. Could be as easy as the Canadians drive the grey cars, and the US folk drive the green ones. Not difficult. Not at all.
 

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With all due respect, an organization the size of Honda certainly knows how to put together an event that assigns cars to the individual they are expecting to drive in, and report on, the functions and features in it. It isn't rocket science. Could be as easy as the Canadians drive the grey cars, and the US folk drive the green ones. Not difficult. Not at all.
Anything is possible,of course. The question to ask is why would a Canadian journalist have to have a Canadian spec car to get a feel of driving it. They have manuals,CVTs, Awd,4wd.....all present to test drive and evaluate the various features. A simple spec sheet handout for both Canada and the US takes car of the rest just fine.

Anyway,I am just happy for the people in the US that now know they can have a manual on their EX! Congrats and enjoy!
 
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