Meet the Honda HR-V Sport. It’s powered by nearly the same turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder found in the new Civic, which is good for 180 hp and up to 177 lb-ft of torque, depending on transmission. Speaking of which, it can be had with a six-speed manual or CVT. Sounds pretty sweet, right? Indeed, but here’s the problem: it’s not for America.
Honda has just released a few photos and details of its new HR-V Sport, a Europe-only hot little crossover, so to speak. It also features upgraded shocks and a few visual enhancements like black wheels, slightly more aggressive bodywork, and more supportive seats with black and dark red upholstery. To us, this sounds like it’d make the ideal HR-V Si here in the US, but as of now, there are no plans to bring it overseas.