…includes the Stream and the Legend. And it has space for a few more cars too.
What was supposed to be a bit of sleuthing in search of news that didn’t come courtesy of secondary sources led me to Honda UK’s hall of fame, “Previous Models”. I will come to the news part eventually. The image above is Honda UK’s own suggestion of its favourite cars. There is no commentary: I checked that twice to be sure (to be sure).
Some of the entrants make sense. Every Honda fan worships the S2000 and goes to bed placing voodoo curses on the ignorant public who didn’t go for it very much. The Insight is there but not the model I was thinking of. The CRZ is there too which made me go and investigate its status. It’s not on sale in the UK any more. I ought to have known that but then again one of the reasons I do this is to find out stuff that I wasn’t reading anywhere else. Maybe the news was reported between page 112 and 113 in Top Gear in Martober.
The remainder of what Honda UK considers the greatest Honda hits is an expanse of empty screen and the Legend (it has its fans), and the FRV. Honda’s achievements extend rather further than this odd assortment of cars, I would have thought.
NSX? Honda Civic (any year)? Honda Beat (I know it was not officially sold in the UK), Honda CRX perhaps? I really must write to Honda and ask them what the rationale for the selection was and why the Stream beat the 1998 HRV which is a gorgeously correct and robust piece of design.
And the news? The HRV is back on sale in the UK as a new model and it is being made in Mexico. It costs £18,000 and is available a 1.6 petrol or a 1.5 litre diesel engine.