New Honda HR-V will debut February 18January 18, 2021
Honda has confirmed that the company will unveil the all-new HR-V on February 18, which will feature a hybrid powertrain for the first time in model history.
The new generation of the small Japanese SUV will receive the HR-V e: HEV badge as part of Honda’s strategy to electrify all major models in Europe by 2022. The new HR-V e: HEV will be on par with the CR-V and Jazz, which are already available with the company’s latest hybrid powertrains on the Old Continent.
It is expected that the next generation HR-V will have a more dynamic appearance that will resemble the exterior of the new generation Civic model. Previously, camouflaged test cars were seen trying to hide the model’s large dimensions and the look of the crossover coupe.
Details on the new HR-V’s hybrid powertrain have not yet been released. Note that the larger CR-V has a total output of 184 hp. by connecting two electric motors with a 2.0-liter i-VTEC petrol engine and an innovative fixed gear transmission instead of a CVT. It is possible that the new HR-V could use a 1.5-liter gasoline engine in its hybrid system, just like the Jazz.
Earlier this month, we reported that Honda had stopped selling the second-generation HR-V in major European markets such as the UK because the model did not meet the new European emission standards for 2021. Production ended at the end of December, and new samples are still available from dealers in warehouses.
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