Honda has confirmed that the new HR-V will be powered by a choice of either 120PS 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbodiesel or 130PS 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engines when it arrives this summer.

The 1.6-litre diesel is likely to be the pick of the bunch.

Mated exclusively to a new six-speed manual transmission, the i-DTEC unit accelerates from 0-62mph in 10.1 seconds, yet returns up to 71 mpg, with CO2 emissions from 104 g/km.

The 1.5-litre petrol unit, by contrast, completes the same 0-62mph sprint in 10.3 seconds, and returns up to 50 mpg with emissions from 130 g/km.

The petrol model is also available in a CVT auto version, with 10.9-second performance, economy of 54 mpg and a 120 g/km CO2 figure.

Based on the Jazz platform, the new HR-V benefits from practical Honda staples such as Magic Seats, with boot space reported to be 453 litres, rising to 1,026 litres measured to the window line with the rear seats folded.

The HR-V will also feature the company’s new Honda Connect Android-powered infotainment system, plus a plethora of electronic safety aids, including Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, High-Beam Support System, Intelligent Speed Assist, and City-Brake Active.

The new Honda HR-V is expected to go on sale this summer.

Engine1.6 litrei-DTEC

6-speed manual

1.5 litrei-VTEC

6-speed manual

1.5 litrei-VTEC

CVT

0-62mph (seconds)10.110.310.9
Fuel economy combined (mpg)71 (16” wheels)69 (17”)50 (16”)50 (17”)54 (16”)52 (17”)
CO2 combined (g/km)104 (16”)108 (17”)130 (16”)134 (17”)120 (16”)125 (17”)