Honda unveils the new and third generation of HR-V. The compact SUV changes completely with a whole new look and a now hybrid engine. And only hybrid!
It is done. As announced a few days ago via a teaser, Honda unveils the new and third generation of HR-V. And beware, everything changes! Launched in Europe in 2015 then restyled in 2018, the current Japanese compact SUV is completely renewed. Here he is transformed and electrified!
A wiser, more elegant and more modern style
On the look side, the model calms down and becomes more elegant with more fluid and slender lines than before. Its dimensions are not yet known but the model also seems to gain in stature thanks to wide and high shoulders and an elongated hood. It also takes fake cut SUV tunes with a particularly tilted rear window. Finally, we will note the modernity of its front face, with tapered headlights and a stylish integrated radiator grille. At the rear, the lights are again refined and now interconnected by a light strip.
Inside same topo. The HR-V does a leap in time with a sleek dashboard and a touch screen positioned at the top of it, tablet-style.
At the back, the modular “Magic” seats, which can be folded flat or vertically depending on the load volume required, are always there.
Honda promises that its new HR-V “maintains its record interior space, with significantly improved levels of comfort.”
Hybrid and nothing else
The revolution continues its hood because after the CR-V and the Jazz, the HR-V adopts in turn and for the first time a electrified motorization. More precisely an engine hybrid e: HEV. While the SUV is only offered in France today in a petrol version, with a 1.5L i-VTEC engine of 130 hp, this new powertrain will be now the only one available in the catalog.
This mechanic will combine a thermal block and two electric motors powered by an auxiliary lithium-ion battery. The power of the whole has not yet been specified but should however exceed the 109 hp today offered by the Jazz.
The new Honda HR-V e: HEV will be available in Europe at the end of 2021.