- Will initially go on sale in Thailand
- Expected to be launched in India in late 2021
Initial impressions seem that Honda has opted for a complete redesign of the exteriors. The new Honda HR-V looks longer and boxier than the outgoing model. Reports from Thailand claim that the HR-V will be longer than its current 4,300m length, and will be closer in dimensions to the Toyota RAV4.
The new-generation Honda HR-V features an upright nose, a large hexagonal grille, and sleek headlamps with integrated LED DRLs. It gets clean lines in profile and tastefully designed machined alloy wheels. An interesting design element is the strikingly raked C-pillar that lends a coupe-like silhouette to the SUV.
In Thailand, the new Honda HR-V could get a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre iVTEC naturally-aspirated motor, coupled to Honda's mild-hybrid system. As for the Indian market, if Honda launches it here, the new HR-V is likely to get the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines from the fifth-generation Honda City. A choice of a six-speed manual gearbox and a CVT unit could be on offer at launch.