Honda has finally unveiled its new HR-V with the new updated design in every aspect when compared to its previous version launched last year in the Asian markets. Being based on the underpinnings of the Civic the new HR-V possess a crossover-ish design in the segment.
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In terms of powertrain options, the new Honda HR-V is expected to come up with two petrol engines first is the 2.0L naturally aspirated motor with 158HP in it and the second one could be the 1.5L Turbo petrol motor producing 180HP of power. These expectations are based on the current-gen Civic which is available globally. Though the currently available (globally) model of the HR-V features a 1.8L petrol unit that produces 141HP of power which is not the best when compared to the size of the vehicle.
In terms of transmission options, the new HR-V should be available in both manual and automatic transmission options. However, the All-wheel drive capability is a 50-50 probability as the currently available HR-V is a front-wheel-driven vehicle which certainly depletes its feeling of being an SUV.
On its Hybrid Capability, it is rumored that it can be available in hybrid capability as well but unfortunately after its launch.
- New Squarish and bigger headlamps from its previous gen.
- Newer bumpers (both front and rear) with wider air intakes.
- The new alloy wheel design and the side moldings of the vehicle add more appeal to it, giving it a modern look.
- The rear compartment of the vehicle feels longer and wider now as the rear doors are quite long enough indicating improved comfort for the rear passengers in terms of leg-room and knee room.
Well, no information is there regarding the interiors of the vehicle. Moreover, full specs and full powertrain options will be made official by Honda motors at the time of the launch of the vehicle. On its India launch, well it can’t be claimed that Honda will reveal this SUV on Indian roads as its predecessor CR-V is a huge failure from Honda motors soon after its launch and currently Honda doesn’t offer any SUV in India which unfortunately makes fewer chances for the car-makers to launch the vehicle in Indian automotive market.
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Credits: All the images have been taken from Honda’s official website.