Honda will globally unveil the second-generation of its HR-V SUV. Though it won't be coming to India sadly, we have this render how it will look like based on the leaked patent images. Take a look.
Honda is unveiling the second-generation of its popular HR-V SUV globally later today, Ahead of its official launch, a bunch of patent images were leaked online a few days ago. The images give a good preview of how the next-gen HR-V will look like, and our in-house digital artist Shoeb R. Kalania has created a render of the new HR-V based on these images. Here’s how the production version may look like.
The render of the 2021 Honda HR-V looks to have new design elements as well as retain some family Honda cues. The front of the new HR-V gets a larger grille with a more upright nose while the headlights are sleeker than the current model, with LED DRLs positioned on top of the headlights. The front bumper also looks to be of a simpler design. The silhouette of the next-gen HR-V continues with the coupe-SUV stance of the outgoing model. It also retains the positioning of the rear door handles on the C-Pillar. Over to the rear, the coupe-like roofline means the windshield is steeply raked, while there are new LED taillights running the full width of the boot lid. Overall, the next-gen HR-V looks more mature and sophisticated than the current model.
Powertrain details for the new Honda HR-V will only be revealed later today, but teaser images have confirmed that it will come with Honda’s e-HEV powertrain. It will most likely be a 1-litre turbo-petrol unit, which will come with and without the e-HEV mild-hybrid system. Other engine choices could be a 1.5-litre petrol, particularly for the ASEAN markets, and it too will be offered with and without the e-HEV mild-hybrid system. This same engine is offered on the overseas versions of the City and Jazz hybrids.
The new Honda HR-V will launch in China first, followed by the European and ASEAN markets. Unfortunately, Honda doesn’t have any plans yet to launch the HR-V in India. The Japanese automaker had planned to launch the outgoing HR-V in India, but that didn’t end up happening due to high levels of import content for producing the HR-V