New-Gen Honda HR-V unveiled; Looks radically different

The new-gen Honda HR-V1

The second generation Honda HR-V has been announced for North America and looks completely different from the models sold in Asia and Europe.

The brand new Honda HR-V has been unveiled with many changes inside and outside North America as it is a radical departure compared to the outgoing model. Compared to the existing HR-V in Asia and Europe, the styling direction is completely different because it has a youthful position with a busy looking front fascia which is usually unusual for a Honda model.

Although the dimensional changes have not been revealed, the Japanese manufacturer has confirmed that the second-gen HR-V is based on the same platform as the eleventh-generation Civic. It has a longer wheelbase than the outgoing model and will be wider. In this way, the interior space will be more, adding practicality and bootspace can be improved.

The exterior features a redesigned octagonal-shaped front grille with new inserts, while slicker and more rounded headlamp clusters feature LED DRLs. Excluding the elegant look of the HR-V sold elsewhere with smooth-flowing body panels, the muscular bonnet has a prominent crease and the front bumper has also been re-styled with new low grille inserts.

The new-gen Honda HR-V side

Other visual highlights include newly designed alloy wheels, wrapped LED tail lamps, a slightly sloping roof line that is rather conventional and reusable buttlides, shark fin antennas, integrated spoilers and more. It will have a lot in common with the recent Civic range. The liter four-cylinder unit will probably be used to produce more power than the outgoing HR-V.

Honda can also offer a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-pot unit that produces around 180 hp. The 1.8-liter Mill can be tuned to create better performance and it is still unknown whether a Si version will be available in the future. It is interesting to note that the North American bound HR-V 2023 will be retailed in Europe under another name.

New-Gen Honda HR-V_

The brand seems to be working on a mid-size SUV for India and that could come in the near future. Also, a hybrid version of the popular City Midsize sedan will be brought out this month.

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