On February 18, the 2021 Honda HR-V is all set to shed its veils. However, it has already been leaked via a set of patent drawings. Take a look at it here.
2021 Honda HR-V is all set to break covers in its new-gen avatar on February 18. By now, it has been spied a lot of times while on the test. However, the recently leaked final patents images of the all-new HR-V give us a super-clear perspective of how it will look like, but in greyscale. The HR-V will first go on sale in Japan, then making its way to other international markets. Talking of its design, it looks more like an evolutionary change when compared to the outgoing model.
The HR-V now follows the new design language of the brand. As a result, it now features an upright front-end with a bigger radiator grille, flanked by sleek headlamp units. Lower down the front bumper, a slim air dam can be seen, which merges into fog lamp housings. On the sides, it gets plain-looking 5-spoke alloy wheels. Also, there’s black cladding that runs across the length. With a sloping roofline, it boasts of a sporty silhouette. Moreover, the rear door handles are mounted on the C-pillar.
The rear facet looks fresh but has a sense of familiarity when compared to the outgoing model. It now features straight and sharp lines in contrast to the curves and haunches seen on the last-gen model. The overall design looks sharp and appealing in the leaked patent images. The new-gen HR-V will be underpinned by the same platform that supports the new Jazz. It will go on sale with two engine options – 1.0L turbo-petrol and 1.5L NA petrol.
The 1.0L turbo-petrol motor will be offered with and without the e-HEV mild-hybrid tech. However, the 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol power plant will come in the same state of tune as the India-spec Honda City. The 2021 Honda HR-V will be launched in Japan first, followed by its launch in the Chinese market. It is likely to skip the Indian market. In case you aren't aware, Honda planned to launch the outgoing model in 2019 but dropped the plans. The brand successfully conducted a trial production run of the HR-V at its Noida plant but dropped the plan as it was tough to have a price advantage over the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.