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https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/honda-hr-v-sport-europe/

The Honda HR-V Sport launches in Europe with the same 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 that's also found in the new Civic lineup. In the HR-V, it makes a solid 180 horsepower, with torque ranging from 162 to 177 pound-feet of torque, depending on the transmission. A six-speed manual is standard, but a continuously variable transmission is also on offer.
I know this is only in Europe, at least for now, nonetheless it begs three questions to me. If Honda is unconcerned that an HR-V 1.5T would impinge on CR-V sales, why do they believe a hypothetical CR-V 2.0T would impinge on Pilot/Passport and RDX sales? By the same token, if this HR-V Sport 1.5 is profitable for Honda, could it possibly beget a CR-V Sport 2.0 at some point in the future? Thirdly, why doesn't Honda replace the base 1.8 in the HR-V with the 2.0 from the Civic N/A?
 

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Honda also seems to be going all in with the 1.5T adding it to yet another model, so they obviously don't have any major liability concerns with this engine...
 

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I just looked at Honda UK site.
Primary engines for the HRV are the naturally aspirated 1.5 but with 130hp. Plus a 1.6 diesel.
So this is just an additional model spec side at the "junior" GTI model segment.
 
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