The 2015 National Ploughing Championships underlined an important year for Honda which presented its new model range of refreshed and new cars together for the first time in Ireland.
Centre stage were three Irish debuts - the new Honda HR-V compact SUV, the new Honda Jazz supermini, and the eagerly-anticipated new Civic Type R, the performance hatchback dubbed ‘a race car for the road’.
The three new vehicles join the recently refreshed Civic and CR-V for the newest and freshest range of cars on the Irish market.
Due to arrive in Irish showrooms from this month, Honda tells us both the new HR-V and Jazz models combine sophisticated new design concepts with the safety, class-leading interior space, and versatility customary to Honda models.
The Honda HR-V sees the return of a much-loved nameplate to the Irish market, and will retail from €23,995 when it launches in Ireland. The new Jazz is now into its third generation, with the latest model introducing new levels of refinement and big-car equipment for a retail price from €17,395.
One of the best-selling SUVs in the world, 2015 has seen Honda’s CR-V refreshed for the Irish market with a new diesel engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, as well as world-first technologies to enhance occupant safety.
The 2015 Honda Civic and Civic Tourer feature new sporty exterior and interior styling enhancements, reflected by a new Civic Si, as well as introducing Honda Connect, an advanced Android-based infotainment system offering WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI and Mirror Link connectivity.
The new Civic Type R is Honda’s race car for the road and represents Honda’s racing spirit and commitment to delivering class-leading performance through creative engineering. The Type R is powered by a new 2.0 litre VTEC turbo engine and is the most extreme model to wear the legendary red badge of a Type R. With unmatched performance in the European front-wheel drive hot hatch segment, the Civic Type R’s peak power output is 310PS at 6,500rpm. Coupled with unique aerodynamics, the Type R can power to a top speed of 270km/h.