Honda Reveals The Resurrected All New Hybrid HR V
Here it is, the all-new generation Honda HR-V compact SUV, and it looks OK for a Honda. The issue we have with Honda is their focus on bland and derivative styling. Mechanically they build solid and reliable cars, but they just need to add a bit of fizz into their vehicle design language. Not much, just a bit. And it appears they have begun that journey with the resurrected HR-V, formerly known as the “joy machine”. The all-new HR-V is available in Europe from late 2021 and will be powered by two-motor e:HEV powertrains. Honda has created what they describe as an “SUV presence in a compact coupe-inspired design”. HR-V 2021 debuts a new clean, modern design philosophy and seemingly referencing the Honda E design language.
Honda hasn’t revealed to much about price, engine choices and trims levels. But we can easily deduce that the HR-V will use Honda’s current engine lineup, so expect electrified versions of the 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engines. Honda also mentions class-leading space and interior comfort, the typical marketing blurb one expects to hear. The HR-V will be a step up in terms of interior quality with a modern minimalist aesthetic.
Thanks to Honda’s compact, integrated powertrain technology and center tank layout, the all-new Honda HR-V also retains the versatile Magic Seats that offer both ‘fold-flat’ or ‘flip-up’ seat flexibility, depending on cargo space required.