All-new Honda HR-V spotted being tested in Japan

The subcompact crossover segment has been flooded with compelling options, and up until now, many competitors have been entering the heated battle. One of the key players in the segment is the Honda HR-V, and its second-generation model has been around for quite some time now. Given that in mind, the brand might just be onto something, as the all-new HR-V was spied being tested in its home country, Japan.

The following photos were courtesy of a Japanese source from Twitter. It is said that the upcoming model was spotted near the Daikoku PA and Hakozaki PA Metropolitan Expressway. From being that familiar boxy shaped CUV, the Honda HR-V seems to be sleeker and sharper than before, it even gets that sloping roofline at the rear which is a design trend on most crossovers nowadays.

Upfront, the HR-V is dominated by its large grille which is somewhat reminiscent of the Accord’s. It also gets a Honda-fashioned quad LED headlights, which does illuminate the road very well during nighttime. As expected, the front bumper is also new, and by the looks of it, the HR-V might also come with a pair of small yet powerful LED fog lights. 

2021 Honda HR-V exterior side

As for the side profile, everything looks clean with a slight hint of sportiness, as complemented by the aforementioned sloping roofline. Worth noting also is that the rear door handles are still situated in the same location, specifically on its D-pillar.

We’re kind of short on details though, given that there are currently no interior photos available. Plus, there were also no powertrain specifications disclosed just yet, though we are expecting that this upcoming model might still have a front-wheel-drive setup along with the reinforcement of the brand’s continuously variable transmission (CVT). We might have to wait a bit longer for any further details with regard to its engine.

The Japanese automotive brand has not yet announced the official launch date of the subcompact crossover, though it may seem that the all-new Honda HR-V shall carry numerous appointments adapted from its stablemates. 

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