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Honda’s Boots in Boots

Honda’s Boots in Boots

Honda’s Boots in Boots

· Class leading boot space in Jazz, Civic, HR-V and CR-V
· All four Honda models lead the way for load lugging
· Perfect for those with an active and outdoor lifestyle

As the first day of the London Triathlon Show gets underway today, main sponsor Honda UK is further underlining its suitability for those with an active and outdoor lifestyle by boasting that four of its car models on sale in the UK today have class leading boot space.

The CR-V, the HR-V, Civic and Jazz have been put up against numerous comparable models in each of their segments and found to be number one when it comes to load lugging.

With up to 589 litres of space with the seats up and 1,669 litres with the seats down, the CR-V has the largest floor area in its class and was singled out by one national newspaper for its colossal boot space. With the average bath using up just 80 litres of water, the CR-V can hold a massive 20 bath tubs of water in the boot with the seats down. Or the same as almost 42 average air cabin wheelie bags.

The HR-V has 470 litres of usable boot space with the seats up, while the Civic has 477 litres narrowly pipping a French competitor to the post. Indeed, it is that French competitor, in a station wagon guise, that trumps the Civic Tourer; halting Honda’s run of class leading boot space.

The Jazz has 354 litres of boot space, with its next nearest competitor from South Korea trailing by a massive 51 litres.

Renowned for its engineering excellence, Honda’s designers across all four models have managed to eke out the extra space through the ingenious tactic of moving the fuel tank. Traditionally positioned in the rear of the car, the fuel tank eats up precious usable space. By placing it in the centre of the car, underneath the rear seats, the designers have significantly expanded the boot capacity.

“It’s not just reliability, performance and trust that we are famed for,” said Philip Crossman, Managing Director of Honda UK, “our clever design and engineering excellence also puts us ahead of our competitors. And with the average family of tri-athletes having to transport bikes, trainers, swimming kit, towels, running gear, etc – they need all the space they can get.”

ENDS…

Notes to editors:
Civic compared to VW Golf, Seat Leon, Peugeot 308, Hyundai i30, Ford Focus, Volvo V40, Mercedes A class, BMW 1 series and Audi A3.
CR-V compared to VW Tiguan, Nissan X-Trail, Ford Kuga, Mazda CX5, Mercedes GLA, Hyundai Tuscon and Audi Q5.
Jazz compared to VW Polo, Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20 and Vauxhall Corsa.
HR-V compared to Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Yeti, Ford ecosport, Mazda CX3, Audi Q3 and Vauxhall Mokka.

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