Honda will stop selling the HR-V at the end of the year, What Car? can reveal.
The ‘soft-roader’ will be phased out because most buyers prefer the greater practicality and more conventional 4x4 styling of its big brother, the CR-V.
The £15,300 HR-V 1.6 – the only model available – will be phased out and no direct replacement is due, a Honda official confirmed.
Insiders admit the HR-V is too similar in size and price to the CR-V and that buyers are confused by the two models. Both have four-wheel drive, but the CR-V is better suited to light off-road work and is available with a diesel engine, unlike the HR-V.
The CR-V was Britain’s third best-selling off-roader last year, behind the Land Rover Freelander and Toyota RAV4. It will continue to be sold until a new 4x4 replacement arrives in 2007.
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