The all-new 2021 Honda HR-V will hit the markets in one-year time. According to numerous reports, it will be the next-generation model. That means we can expect multiple changes in every category, possibly a complete redesign. On top of that, interior will also get a considerable upgrade.
HR-V will remain a subcompact crossover that offers versatility and excellent fuel efficiency. Honda’s newest model will also arrive on American soil. For that reason, we could expect new engine option. However, hybrid variant is still not available.
Next-Gen 2021 HR-V Redesign
A new generation of HR-V crossover isn’t confirmed yet. However, Honda is an automaker that likes to change things every seven years, significantly. For instance, a new 2021 Honda HR-V is a perfect candidate, here’s why. It was introduced in 1999, and the first generation lasted to 2006. The second-gen is still present, since 2015. You do the math. On top of that, HR-V is just one of the examples.
Anyway, subcompact crossover will get a complete exterior redesign. The 2021 HR-V will obtain so many visual changes. Styling will be revised, and we can expect new bumpers, new grille, and the headlights. On top of that, new exterior paints will be in the offer. Some rumors are talking about new trim level, which is another possibility.
On the inside, the subcompact crossover also offers new features. For a start, the 2021 Honda HR-V will introduce new infotainment system. The automaker also plans to reduce the number of buttons inside the cabin. HR-V will obtain larger standard touchscreen and more touch-sensitive buttons. The new interior scheme, additional gloss-black trims, steering wheel, and pedals will become available, no doubt.
Upper trim levels will now look even more premium and luxurious. The design of the cabin will also get significant upgrades. HR-V is one of the safest crossovers in the subcompact segment. New driver-assistance features are available. Dimensionally, nothing will change. As a result, 2021 HR-V will both look and feel better and more comfortable.
Engine Specs, Rumors, Hybrid
This is where it gets tricky. No one actually knows if Honda is working on a new engine. Some reports are saying, “yes.” According to the same rumors, a new engine will be offered in the United States. There is no official confirmation from Honda, but new drivetrain is not hybrid, for sure. The forthcoming 2021 Honda HR-V will continue to offer its efficient 1.8-liter engine. This four-cylinder gasoline output is producing 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque.
It comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox and optional CVT transmission. You can equip a new subcompact crossover with an optional AWD, as well. As for the fuel efficiency, 2021 HR-V offers 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. With these figures, HR-V remains one of the most economical crossovers in its segment. If you want power and quickness, then HR-V is not a model for you. However, if you want universal subcompact crossover with great fuel economy, this is the answer.
2021 Honda HR-V Price and Release Date
As with any other next-generation model, the 2021 Honda HR-V will cost more. Current 2020 model starts at $22,500. New HR-V will cost around $24,000. However, we recommend you to skip the base EX-L trim level. A well-equipped HR-V is available for $28,000. Honda’s new subcompact crossover will hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2020.