The last oil-burning model that used to be sold across Britain was the HR-V, but it has since been removed from the official website. However, it can still be found in dealer lots as residual stock.
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Cited by AutoExpress, a spokesperson said that "Honda has accelerated its plans for all its European mainstream car models to be electrified from 2025 to 2022 and our motor petrol hybrid technology will play a key role in achieving this goal. As such, we plan for European production of diesel powertrains to cease by the end of 2022. However, on a local level in the UK, we have stopped selling diesel cars."
The subcompact crossover, which challenges the likes of the Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008, is available in four trim levels in the UK. The range starts from £20,735 ($26,879) with the S, followed by the SE and EX, from £23,650 ($30,658) and £26,620 ($34,508), respectively, and is topped by the £28,420 ($36,842) Sport.
The base variant is powered by a 130 PS (128 HP / 96 kW) and 155 Nm (114 lb-ft) of torque 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The mid-range SE packs the same unit albeit with a CVT, and the EX has the 1.5-liter Turbo that makes 182 PS (179 HP / 134 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft). It works in conjunction with a six-speed manual gearbox, whereas the Sport brings the CVT and offers 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) less.