Brazil – Honda HR-V debuts at Sao Paulo Motor Show with 1.8L engine

Posted on: Oct 29, 2014 - 3:16pm IST

To be made locally at Honda’s Itirapina plant in Sao Paulo.

The Honda HR-V has made its Brazilian debut at the 2014 Sao Paulo International Motor Show ahead of its formal launch which is expected next year. The compact crossover has already started testing in the South American nation, indicating that it is months away from showrooms.

Honda HR-V Brazil press shot
The Jazz-based Honda HR-V will go on sale in Brazil next year.

The HR-V which is called Vezel in Japan, Sri Lanka and China, has gradually started expanding into more and more international markets. The Europe-spec version debuted at the Paris Motor Show earlier this month.

Honda Brazil has not revealed much about its Fiat 500X rival but has announced that it will be locally made at the company’s Itirapina plant in the state of Sao Paulo.

The 1.8-litre flex fuel engine which is also found under the hood of the Brazilian Civic will handle the propulsion duty. The motor develops 140 PS (138 bhp) at 6,500 rpm and 173 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm while running on ethanol. While the standard transmission will be a 6-speed manual unit, a CVT is also a contender.

Honda HR-V Brazil taillight
The crossover will borrow the 1.8-litre flex fuel engine from the Civic.

Also read: Honda XR-V is a Chinese market-spec HR-V

The Jazz-based HR-V wont make it to India since the responsibility of competing with the Ford EcoSport in the sub-continent will be bestowed on a Brio-based crossover which is reportedly under development for a 2016 launch.

Competitors: Nissan Juke, Fiat 500X, Renault Captur
Launch date in Brazil: 2015

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One thought on “Brazil – Honda HR-V debuts at Sao Paulo Motor Show with 1.8L engine

  1. Joy says:

    dear honda, we do not want this car in India. we need a brio mini-suv. we hate this design. brio is the best looking car the world has ever seen. we are glad you have 3 brio cars in the line up. we wanted a lengthier version of amaze as honda city. you cheated us. we also love the brio family’s interiors. why didn’t you keep the same dashboard in city. we would have loved it even more. and honda, do you know why crv is not doing that great in India? it is not because of lack of diesel engine or extra 2 seats. crv has failed because it is not based on brio. use the same platform again, same headlamps, same exteriors, same interiors and same engines. you have another winner. we love the brio family so much. in fact we have forgotten the honda brand slightly. we call brio hatch, brio mpv, brio cs, brio suv etc. we need a brio limousine and a brio sports car. please bring them asap. thank you honda.


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