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HONDA HR-V 5 Doors Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 5
First production year: 1999
Engines: Hybrid gasoline, Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
 

2021 - Present

After eight years on the market, Honda retired the second generation of the HR-V and introduced its brand new successor in 2021. Honda introduced the first generation of the HR-V in 1998, and it wasn't such a big success since the MPV fever still had its customers. That's why the Japanese carmaker pulled the plug on it in 2006 and waited for another seven years to bring a new genera...

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hybrid gasoline engines:

  HONDA HR-V 1.5L i-VTEC (132 HP)

2018 - 2021

In 2018, Honda introduced a facelift for the HR-V crossover. But it was more than just new headlights and bumpers. It introduced the AWD as well. The first generation of the HR-V was unveiled in 1999, and its initials came from Hybrid Recreational Vehicle. It was not about a hybrid power, but it was a hybrid between a car and an SUV. At that time, the crossover name didn't exist on the m...

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gasoline engines:

  HONDA HR-V 1.5L i-VTEC 6MT (130 HP)

  HONDA HR-V 1.5L i-VTEC CVT (130 HP)

  HONDA HR-V 1.8L i-VTEC CVT (141 HP)

  HONDA HR-V 1.8L i-VTEC CVT AWD (141 HP)

  HONDA HR-V Sport 1.5L VTEC Turbo 6MT (182 HP)

  HONDA HR-V Sport 1.5L VTEC Turbo CVT (182 HP)

hybrid gasoline engines:

  HONDA HR-V 1.5L i-VTEC 7AT (152 HP)

2014 - 2018

The second generation of the small cross-over Honda HR-V was launched after 8 years of absence on the market. But the second generation was a true success. The first generation of the Honda HR-V was based, mainly on the Civic platform and was available in 3 or 5 doors, with FWD or AWD system. But the real deal came in 2014 when the second generation was launched. Its SUV look, with narrow fro...

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2001 - 2006

Honda described the HR-V as a High Recreational Vehicle. It was a crossover that saw the market in 1998, and in 2001 it received a 5-door version. The crossover market was not invented yet in 1998 when Honda introduced the HR-V. But the Japanese carmaker took a small vehicle platform, extended its wheelbase, placed a different body on top of it, and the new HR-V. Its success was instant due t...

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1999 - 2001

After successfully introducing the Honda CR-V on the SUV-segment, the Japanese carmaker introduced a crossover based on the Civic's platform: the HR-V. The crossover market was almost non-existent. Even the term itself was barely used, and there were just a few offers on the table. Honda took a gamble, and it won with the light recreational vehicle that had an SUV stance, a compact-segme...

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