Honda’s smallest crossover HR-V will be completely redesigned for the 2022 model year. Interestingly, from many reports, it’s expected to debut before the end of this year. Handsome design and modernized cabin with updated technology should make the new 2022 Honda HR-V more competitive in its class.
However, it will be a clearly thought battle, consider that models like Hyundai Kona, the Kia Seltos, and the Mazda CX-30 are in the same segment. From many rumors, the new HR-V could be powered by a hybrid powertrain in Europe, borrowed from the Insight and Accord hybrid cars. Unfortunately, the company hasn’t revealed what engine could power the U.S version.
2022 Honda HR-V Exterior Redesign
The new generation 2022 Honda HR-V looks cute and unoffensively. Unlike the outgoing model, the forthcoming one features an entirely new design language. First, it comes with more sporty front fascia that adopts a new grille and almost identical-shaped headlights as some of the Hyundai models. Basically, we same design we saw on the recently introduced Vezel model.
Overall, the new SUV looks sportier thanks to the heightened coupe-esque styling, featuring a noticeably larger, hexagonal radiator grille. On top of that, it rolls on the standard 17-inch wheels, while Sport trim hosts larger and more stylish 18-inch wheels. Like many other SUVs in the segment, the HR-V has a manual liftgate. However, if you are looking for models with a power tailgate, you might want to check out the new Mazda CX-30 or Chevy Trailblazer.
Inside, the 2022 Honda HR-V will adopt a more modern design than the outgoing model. First of all, the design inside should remain classic and attractive, with plenty of room for five passengers. Many changes are expected, and the most exciting one is that the new HR-V will have a free-standing infotainment display.
All models will likely offer more techs, including a standard touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Besides, we also expect niceties such as onboard Wi-Fi, SiriusXM radio, and in-dash navigation. Safety will be better for sure, and the next Honda HR-V should include standard automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Honda HR-V Engine Specs
In Europe, the latest 2022 Honda HR-V will come with a hybrid powertrain. According to many rumors, the new SUV may adopt the same system as we saw in the Insight and Accord hybrid cars.
However, the company hasn’t yet officially confirms that as information what engine will be found under the hood in the North America model. It will most likely use a more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder 158 horsepower borrowed from the Civic compact car.
Release Date and Price
The more modern 2022 Honda HR-V will arrive sometime this year. Honda’s smallest crossover SUV will be completely redesigned, and its pricing shouldn’t increase too much from the outgoing model.
From many believes, it will start at $23,000, for the basic model. As you can see, the new HR-V is very competitive. It undercuts models in the same class like the Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30, and also the new Chevy Trailblazer.