Honda announces new HR-V Sport with 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo

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Honda has revealed details of the new HR-V Sport, a specific grade for the revised 2019 model equipped with the 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo petrol engine, as well as upgrades to the chassis and suspension.

The 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo was first introduced in the latest-generation Civic. The muscular four-cylinder engine gives the 2019 HR-V enhanced performance, with peak power of 182ps (134kW) at 5,500rpm for 6MT and 6,000rpm for CVT. Equipped with a 6-speed manual (6MT) as standard, maximum torque of 240Nm is delivered between 1,900rpm and 5,000rpm. With the optional CVT, 220Nm is delivered between 1,700rpm and 5,500rpm.

Production of the 2019 HR-V Sport starts this month, with the first customer deliveries in spring 2019.

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