Yes, the Honda HR-V is a good subcompact SUV. With a ton of cargo room and great fuel economy estimates, it’s one of the most practical vehicles in the class. On top of that, its playful handling. Minimalist, coupe-inspired style follows Honda's modern design philosophy Next-generation HR-V features Honda's powerful and efficient e:HEV two-motor hyb.
As such, we skimmed past the coupe-inspired styling (these days the coupe-SUV look is all the rage) to reach the parts where the company presents us with exact figures. And we came out partially disappointed. For example, they said the new HR-V comes with an additional 10 mm (0.39 in) of ground clearance than the outgoing model, has a 20-mm (0.78 in) lower roof than before, and now rides on standard 18-inch rims.
But even though we can extrapolate the height based on the predecessor’s dimensions (it’s probably 1,585 mm/62.4 in now), Honda still hasn’t given us the length and width. Honda goes for the same approach with the cockpit equipped with a 7-inch “TFT e:HEV meter,” and a 9-inch LCD touchscreen infotainment system. We now know the driving position has gained 10 mm (0.39 in) in height, while the rear leg room has been increased by 35 mm (1.37 in), but where are the total values?
And it gets even worse because we have no cargo rating (at least Honda confirms the return of the Magic Seat rear arrangement), while the e:HEV hybrid technology is only partially detailed. The 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine finally has a rating of 96 kW (131 PS/129 hp) and maximum torque of 253 Nm (186 lb-ft), but what about the “two compact, powerful electric motors?”
Are we supposed to take their word for granted that Honda’s e:HEV system really “delivers a smooth and enjoyable driving experience, with responsive performance and impressive fuel efficiency?” Well, we have no choice but to wait for a more comprehensive press release.
Honda has decided to bring new generations of its entire global line-up. After introducing the new-generation Fit/Jazz and the City sedan, the company is ready to introduce the next-gen HR-V and the Civic sedan. In fact, Honda has already revealed the next-gen Civic Prototype which looks near-production model.
A new media report claims that the next-gen Honda HR-V will be bigger and have a new hybrid system. Spotted multiple times while testing, the new HR-V is reportedly to be introduced in Japan in March, 2021. It was speculated that the new model will mark the debut of Honda’s new Global platform; however, Japanese media reports that the new HR-V will use the Fit platform. Honda has updated this platform for the Fit, and similar updates are also expected to be made for the new crossover.
The updated Fit platform is stiffer and lighter, which should help Honda to overall improve the efficiency and performance of the SUV. The wheelbase of the car will be increased by around 50mm. The new HR-V will grow in size and is expected to measure around 4.4 meters in length.
The next-gen Honda HR-V SUV has recently been caught testing in Japan, which shows that the new SUV will be bigger and looks more like coupes. It is reported that the length of the HR-V has been increased to create enough space to introduce a new compact crossover with more conventional design.
Honda will also introduce a new sub-4 meter SUV, which will be introduced in mid-2021. The new Honda compact SUV will sit between the sub-compact SUV and the next-gen HR-V. The new sub-4 meter SUV is rumoured to be based on the Amaze sub-4 meter platform. Likely to be called the Honda ZR-V, the compact SUV will be introduced in emerging markets including India.
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The new-gen Honda HR-V will have all-new styling, featuring slanted headlamps, DRL LED on the top side and grille with multiple horizontal slats. The test car has smaller size wheel with 6-spoke and dual-tone black and white treatment. The ORVMs are placed on the doors, which suggest that the SUV could offer the Honda LaneWatch. The rear door handle is placed at the end of the rear window, which is similar to the current HR-V. A shark fin antenna is also visible.
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The new HR-V will come with sloping C-pillar that gives an SUV coupe-styling. Similar to the Fit hatch, the new Honda HR-V will get the 1.5L petrol engine with two electric motors. The hatchback achieves up to 80kmph with the use of the electric motor. For greater power, the petrol engine starts to work to transmit the rotation to the second electric motor, which is called the generation engine.