Honda is working to launch the all-new HR-V in the global markets. The Japanese car manufacturer has pushed the launch to May 2021 due to the multiple lockdowns across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The HR-V is a global product that is on sale in many international markets. The mid-size SUV takes on the likes of Suzuki Vitara and Toyota Corolla Cross in the international markets. Honda has not officially revealed what the car will look like when launched but here is a first rendering that indicates what the all-new HR-V may look like.
The rendering image made by KDesign AG shows the rumoured design of the upcoming HR-V. At the front, there is a unique grille that bisects the sleek headlamps. The vehicle gets LED headlamps with LED DRL. Also, the front-end design looks extremely aggressive and it gets a large grille too. There is a clamshell bonnet lid in the front while the overall shape will remind you of the Honda CR-V, especially the sloping roofline.
Honda has not given out any details on the all-new HR-V. However, the car gets the same platform as the latest-generation all-new Jazz. The platform of the all-new City is also based on the all-new Jazz, which means that we may get to see the all-new Honda HR-V in the Indian market in the coming years.
Honda is also likely to provide a number of petrol and diesel engine options with the all-new HR-V. Depending on the market, there will be a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a mild-hybrid system. The HR-V will remain under the CR-V in the global markets but with the new platform, the size of the vehicle will grow too. With the bigger HR-V in the model line-up, Honda may launch a new smaller SUV too.
It should be noted that on multiple occasions Honda planned to launch the HR-V in the Indian market but plans were cancelled citing high price. However, that might change in the future. Honda India is currently working to launch the all-new fifth-generation City that will be launched on 15th July this year. The brand will also launch the facelifted version of the WR-V and the Jazz too. Currently, there is not a single model positioned between the WR-V and the CR-V in the Indian market apart from the sedans. However, the launch of the HR-V will bridge that gap and will give more choices to the customers.