The Honda HR-V Sport launches in Europe with the same 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 that's also found in the new Civic lineup.     

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In the HR-V, it makes a solid 180 horsepower, with torque ranging from 162 to 177 pound-feet of torque, depending on the transmission.     

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A six-speed manual is standard, but a continuously variable transmission is also on offer.    

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Europeans can get their first taste of this properly sporty HR-V early in 2019.     

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Hopefully Honda sees fit to bring something similar to the US -- competitors like the Hyundai Kona have more powerful engine options that make the daily commute a bit more fun.   

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