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The Honda HR-V is shipped in Europe in with 2 different engine types, 1.6 liter SOHC and 1.6 liter SOHC VTEC. The first models in 1999 were also available as a 3 door version 2WD and the 4WD and airconditioning were optional. By using the Honda Real Time 4x4 the 4WD is hydraulically activated when the front wheels do not have enough traction, otherwise the car is front wheel driven.
Also available is gearbox based on CVT.
The abbreviation HR-V stands officially for Hybrid Recreation Vehicle in Europe or High Rider Vehicle in Japan.
For the VTEC model the engine diagram shows: