The Honda HR-V is the brand's offering in the compact SUV segment, which is seeing unprecedented popularity in the Indian market. Check out these pictures of the all-new HR-V in real-world conditions.
The all-new Honda HR-V made its global debut last month and comes with significant changes from the outgoing model in terms of styling and features. The new HR-V will go on sale soon in Japan as the Vezel with Honda starting to make media appearances with the vehicle. Today we have these pictures of the new HR-V in the real world.
Like the previous model, the new Honda HR-V gets a coupe-like body style with a sharply tapering roofline and door handles hidden in the C-pillar. The new model gets LED headlights with LED DRLs, a larger front grille, roof-mounted rear spoiler, and LED taillights which span the width of the boot lid. The interiors of the HR-V has been given a thorough overhaul with the dashboard getting a new floating-type touchscreen infotainment system that gets integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are new ventilated front seats, a 7-inch fully digital instrument cluster, auto climate control, wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, rear AC vents, an automatically opening boot lid and more. Honda Connect, the automaker’s connected car tech is also offered here. The HR-V also comes packed with safety features like collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection and avoidance, adaptive cruise control, lane hold assist, hill descent control, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring, cornering lights, and more.
You can choose from two powertrains for the new Honda HR-V. The first one is a petrol-electric hybrid which comes with a 1.5-litre engine and two electric motors. Peak combined power is 109 PS and it’s mated to a fixed-ratio gearbox. The other option is also a 1.5-litre petrol motor but is conventionally powered and makes 121 PS of peak power. The engine is mated to a CVT.
It is expected that Honda will launch the new HR-V in India as well, most likely by the end of this year or early 2022. Reports say that the hybrid version of the HR-V will be launched in the country. Upon launch, Honda’s SUV will compete with the likes of the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the upcoming Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun.