Japanese new crossover 2022 Honda HR-V is spied testing recently and is rendered digitally. Like all models in Honda lineup, the upcoming HR-V is wearing the same design language.
The third generation that is characterized as the mid-size SUV segment will try to dominate over models such as Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, and Nissan Kicks. According to the latest news, Japanese automakers might release the redesigned version HR-V in the second quarter of next year as 2022MY. Besides the Indian market, the new model might also hit global markets.
2022 Honda HR-V Design Is Looking Identical to the Insight
The exterior design of the 2022 Honda HR-V is refreshed and modern. Generally, this model is looking identical to the Insight sedan. As you probably know, Insight is a fantastic vehicle, so its design elements translate really well on the new crossover.
Literary, the latest 2022 HR-V borrows front fascia, LED headlights, and taillights from Insight. Basically, the grille also has the same lines but is more extensive than on the Insight model. Also, we like a new wheel pattern that looks sporty and HR-V even tosses the same Toyota-inspired black roof. For additional sporty styling, the manufacturer added a better bumper and chrome exhaust system.
What do We Know About Interior?
At this moment, there is no much information regarding the cabin of 2022 Honda HR-V. However, plenty of speculations can be found on many forums. Most likely that the new model will borrow plenty of cues from the Insight model. So, buyers can expect a totally different cabin than before. We are assuming plenty of comforts and the same 8-inch infotainment screen as on the Insight upper trim model.
Moreover, expect dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, as navigation to be part of standard equipment. Besides, the new 2022 Honda HR-V will be a very safe crossover. Interestingly, the manufacturer will offer a standard blind-spot system and rear cross-traffic alert system.
2022 Honda HR-V Powertrain Specs
Right now, the manufacturer didn’t reveal any specifications of 2022 Honda HR-V. However, from many speculations, the new model might borrow the hybrid system from the Insight. Insight is using a 1.5-liter gas engine and electric motors combine to produce 151 hp, which is around 10 hp more than the current HR-V. Thanks to that, we can expect more efficiency than the current model that provides 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Moreover, a hybrid engine under Insight sedan achieves up to 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway. However, because HR-V is more massive with the additional weight, so those numbers would be reduced a bit.
Release Date and Price
The forthcoming SUV is looking better than ever. From what we heard, the new 2022 Honda HR-V will most likely arrive in the next year or two.
Pricing is still not available, but if Honda wants to stay competitive, everything less than $25,000 is acceptable. We can expect more information soon about the engine and the exact cost.