The new-gen Honda HR-V compact SUV has made its debut. For the first time, the model is fitted with a powerful and responsive two-motor e:HEV hybrid powertrain which comes as standard.
The new HR-V’s coupe-inspired design embodies the brand’s modern design philosophy already seen on other recent Hondas.
The model is the latest vehicle in Honda lineup with an e:HEV badge: the refreshed CR-V and all-new Jazz / Fit got this system before.
The exterior features a long hood with a low and flat center (a tank in under), more vertical and sharper sides, a new grille, a shoulder line flowing to the base of A-pillars.
Like the predecessor, the next-generation Honda HR-V is roomy inside and provides comfortable seating for 4 adults.
Honda uses the minimalist aesthetic for the interior, meaning the carmaker carefully positions every element to add to the sense of space and airiness.
A new air diffusion system creates a curtain of fresh air near and above passengers, that flows from unique L-shaped vents in the top corners of the dash.
Depending on a cargo space required, versatile Magic Seats offer both ‘fold-flat’ or ‘flip-up’ seat flexibility.
The model goes on sale in Japan under the Vezel name in April 2021, powered in its AWD variant by a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter gasoline engine as part of a hybrid powertrain.
A cheaper two-wheel-drive non-hybrid version will be available as well.
In Europe, expect the all-new Honda HR-V e:HEV in late 2021.
The HR-V for North America will differ from the global model. It should debut in the 2nd half of this year.
Specifications will follow.