2016 Honda HR-V shown in European specification image

The 2016 Honda HR-V has been officially unveiled in its European specification and sales of the model will begin this summer.

A prototype at the European Honda HR-V has been revealed back in October, at the Paris Motor Show, and now the final production version of the model is here, looking basically identical. This is a compact crossover which is getting a truck capacity of 543 liters, boosted up to 1,026 liters with the rear seats folded down. The vehicle is promising the most spacious cabin in its class and the 60:40 split folding Magic seats, with the gas tank fitted underneath the front seats for more space.

Some of the features found on the model include the infotainment system, which is running on Android 4.0.4, with the Garmin navigation software and additional apps which can be downloaded from the Honda App Center. Other goodies include the Wi-Fi, the HDMI, USB, Bluetooth, MirrorLink, City Brake Active Assist, Advanced Driver Assist, Intelligent Speed Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and more.

Under the hood, the 2016 Honda HR-V can be had with the 1.5 liter i-VTEC gasoline burner, which is rated at 130 HP (96 kW), or with the 1.6 liter i-DTEC diesel, producing a total of 120 HP (88 kW). The units can be connected to a standard 6-speed manual while the gasoline can have the optional CVT. No pricing details on the model have been announced yet and this will be made public close to its sale date.