14 Sep 2020: 2021 Honda HR-V crossover spotted testing in Japan: Details here
Japanese automaker Honda is planning to launch the facelifted version of its HR-V crossover in its home country soon. It should also make its way to India next year.
In the latest development, a highly camouflaged test mule of the car has been spotted testing on the roads.
As per the spy shots, it will sport a refreshed grille, lighting setup, and rear windshield.
Exteriors: 2021 Honda HR-V: At a glance
The 2021 Honda HR-V will have a bolder design than the outgoing model, and sport a new front fascia, featuring an elevated hexagonal grille, a muscular bonnet with sculpted lines, and sleek LED headlights.
On the sides, the crossover will be flanked by B-pillars, ORVMs, thick cladding, and designer alloy wheels.
The rear side will exhibit a steeply tapering windscreen and new taillamps.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
Not much is known about the interiors of the 2021 Honda HR-V. However, it is likely to get a revamped 5-seater cabin with an updated dashboard, automatic climate control, and a power steering wheel with adaptive cruise control.
It should pack a touchscreen infotainment panel with support for the latest connectivity options.
For safety, there should be multiple airbags and features like lane-keeping assist.
Engine: Power and performance
The HR-V is expected to get quite a few engine options, including a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine found on the Thai-specific City which makes 120.3hp/200Nm.
If the vehicle makes its way to India, it would also sport a BS6-compliant 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel mill which generates 99hp/200Nm in the City.
The mills should come paired to a 5/6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox.
Fact: What about the pricing?
No details pertaining to the pricing and availability of the 2021 Honda HR-V in India are currently available. As far as its pricing is concerned, the crossover is expected to sport a tag of around Rs. 14 lakh on our shores.