Just last September, the all-new Honda HR-V was spotted being tested somewhere in Japan, and despite its camouflage, we’ve been seeing some familiar design cues carried from other Honda products such as the Accord. Now, months have passed and automotive website Indiacarnews.com released a report that the third-generation HR-V will soon be unveiled, specifically March 2021.
Going more in-depth, the subcompact crossover shall feature larger dimensions than the outgoing model. Numerically speaking, 4,400mm for the length, 1,790mm for its width, and a longer wheelbase measuring at 2,660mm. Its height, however, was slightly decreased, specifically from 1,605mm to 1,590mm.
Likewise, the Honda HR-V is set to share the same platform as the Honda Fit, or rather known as the Jazz. Now, both of these models are to come with an improved version of their existing platform, therefore, updated to be both lighter and more rigid than before.
As per reports, engine options for the upcoming 2021 Honda HR-V will be composed of two gasoline engines, namely a 2.0-liter and 1.8-liter unit. Plus, a hybrid powertrain is also possible for this model as well, therefore, making it a potential rival of the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid. The new powertrain is said to have a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that is then linked to two onboard electric motors.
Apart from this exciting news, it was also stated that the HR-V will soon step down from being Honda’s smallest crossover in its lineup, as a new model is set to arrive which should slot below this subcompact. While it still remains unnamed, the upcoming crossover shall compete with the likes of the Kia Seltos and other smaller crossovers out there. For now, let us remain still and hope for any further updates with regards to these two upcoming models from Honda.