After relying on rumors during these past months, Honda has finally made it official. As its all-new HR-V will debut this February 18, 2021. Plus, it was also stated that the subcompact crossover will soon become part of the brand’s electrified lineup carrying the e:HEV powertrain.
The photo shown is actually a sneak peek of the upcoming model. While only the rear part of the vehicle was exposed, it is worth noting that it does resemble the side profile from its spy shots which surfaced last September 2020.
It was spotted being tested in Japan, and like in its teaser photo, the test vehicle also gets a sloping roofline, this gives the HR-V a sort of coupe-like look to it. Plus, the door handles on the A-pillar were also retained from the outgoing model. Overall, the HR-V will look better and sleeker than ever through the adaptation of some familiar design cues from Honda’s current lineup.
This all-new crossover shall come with the brand’s e:HEV powertrain, therefore, exemplifying Honda's commitment to achieving its ‘Electric Vision’ strategy. The upcoming model will join alongside the Jazz, City, CR-V, which carry the e:HEV badging on select international markets
As per some rumors, its dimensions are larger than the outgoing model, which should perhaps give the subcompact crossover a more spacious cabin. No words from the Japanese automaker if the 2021 HR-V will still come optional with other standard gasoline powerplants.
While we’re still limited on info with regard to the all-new model, the date has been confirmed by the brand, and it’s not quite as far as we expected it to be. Japan will be the first market to receive this, and it shall carry the Vezel nameplate. Let’s hope that further details will surface days ahead of debut. With all that said, stay tuned for some updates.