2021 Honda HR-V will have its global debut next year. The all-new HR-V will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, etc. if it's launched in India.
Honda recently introduced the Honda SUV e:concept at Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020 in China. As stated by the Japanese company, the new Honda SUV e:concept will pave the way for a future mass-production electric vehicle. According to some recent reports, the all-new Honda HR-V that is set to debut globally in May 2021 and will take inspirations from the new electric SUV concept.
Visually, the Honda SUV e:concept gets a conventional compact crossover styling that features an angular front face with no grille and a large signature Honda logo. While the new electric SUV by Honda has a two-door layout in the concept form, it will more likely come with four doors and a five-seat configuration in the production-ready avatar. Like any other electric car, the SUV will bring in a minimalistic interior. There will be a large vertically-placed screen on the centre console along with a large horizontally-placed display for instrument cluster behind the steering wheel as well.
However, the feature and mechanical details of the Honda HR-V are yet to be revealed but it is likely to come with an electric powertrain system along with petrol and hybrid engine options. Features like Honda Connect with smartphone connectivity and AI interface along with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist System) might be parts of the feature package.
As for the Honda HR-V, the upcoming new-gen SUV will share its underpinnings with the new Jazz. The new-gen HR-V will be bigger than the previous model, measuring 4.4 mm in length. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 1.0-litre petrol mill with mild-hybrid tech. Features such as a massive touchscreen infotainment system, refreshed dashboard and advanced connected features will be available on offer. The all-new Honda HR-V will be placed under the CR-V in the company’s product range.
Honda is still considering the new HR-V for the Indian market. In fact, the new-gen HR-V was spotted testing in our country multiple times. If it’s launched, the new Honda HR-V will stack up against the well-established models like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, etc. in the mid-size SUV segment.