2021 Honda HR-V Hybrid Release Date & Preview
Honda’s all new HR-V e:HEV hybrid SUV should be available late 2021. The new HR-V features sleek coupe-like styling, a classy interior and it will come as standard with the new punchy 2-motor e:HEV powertrain.
The new self-charging HR-V hybrid could be the perfect choice for those looking to dip their toe into the electric/hybrid car market where a plug-in is not practical.
2021 Honda HR-V Exterior
The new HR-V design features coupe-like styling that is becoming a trend with popular SUV/Crossover vehicles, we recently reviewed the vastly improved new 2021 Nissan Qashqai which also features a similar design.
At the front new HR-V features a bolder grille that seamlessly integrates into the front bumper, the bonnet features a lower central area with outer ‘shoulders’ that slope upwards to the a pillars. Sharp lines and a roof line that slopes down to the rear to meet the small roof spoiler give the new HR-V a coupe-like flavour, while it still retains some of bolder styling aspects that are very much SUV-like.
2021 Honda HR-V Interior
The new Honda HR-V will retain its spacious interior thanks to the compact e:HEV powertrain technology and centre tank, Honda say it will live up to it is best in class spacious cabin tag. It also features a new air diffusion system the circulates fresh air around the cabin which should add to the airy feel.
First looks reveal a clean looking interior, premium quality materials, plenty of soft touch finishes and a new infotainment system with larger screen. The new HR-V will also feature plenty of Honda’s latest driver tech and safety aids.
Rear seats fold flat for extended boot space and there’s also the bonus of Hondas magic seats system that can also flip the seats upwards (like a cinema seat) to quickly create some additional space in the rear passenger area.
2021 Honda HR-V New e:HEV Powertrain
Honda’s e-HEV powertrain uses dual motors, the first motor combines with a 1.5-litre petrol engine to sends power to the wheels, the second motor is used like a dedicated charger for the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery (again in combination with the petrol combustion engine).
Traditional petrol and diesel engines are being dropped in favour of the dedicated hybrid line-up, so it will almost certainly be an automatic transmission only like-up, in what Honda says is part of its commitment to electrification of it’s entire range by 2022.
We’re awaiting the full details of the new powertrain but it should offer a good blend of power and efficiency, when more information is available we will update with official economy and performance figures.
If you like to be kept up to date on the new Honda HR-V e:HEV and when it will be available you can contact UK Car Discount on 0161 946 3500.