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Honda HR-V/Vezel Unveiled with Standard e:HEV System for the 1st Time

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.

Source: Honda

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