2022 Honda HR-V Makes Global Debut; Looks More Mature Than Ever

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Honda has finally revealed the 2022 Honda HR-V in Japan and this time the updated SUV looks more modern than ever with a simpler but significant design language. Also, this is the third generation HR-V that will be available in the global market with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.

In terms of updates, the list does not end here as it has got tons of features on offer. Want to learn more about the 2022 Honda HR-V? Here are all the details for you.

HIGHLIGHTS: 2022 Honda HR-V

  • Honda has finally revealed the 2022 Honda HR-V in Japan.
  • It will be available with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.
  • The updated Honda HR-V now looks more mature than ever.

Exterior & Design

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Design-wise, the 2022 Honda HR-V looks extremely different when compared to the outgoing counterpart. It still offers the coupe SUV kind of a look that enhances its road presence to another level. However, coming to the front, it gets a newly designed grille, larger air dam, sleek LED headlamps with DRLs and fog lamps among others.

Also, the bumper of the all-new HR-V is now a larger unit alongside a skid plate at the bottom. As we walk towards the rear end, one can notice a new pair of LED taillamps, a roof-mounted spoiler and a faux skid plate that feels neatly done.

Interior & Safety Features

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Inside the cabin, the third generation Honda HR-V feels totally revamped with an all-new 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system. Also, this updated infotainment system now supports Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay alongside Honda’s own connected car tech feature.

Apart from this, the entire climate control system is now restyled and the airflow can now be adjusted via a rotary dial. Other features such as a wireless charging pad, 9-speaker surround sound system, heated steering wheel, panoramic sunroof and rear AC vents are also offered on the updated SUV.

Safety features such as multiple airbags, adaptive cruise control, lane hold assist, traffic signal recognition and traction control will be available on the 2022 HR-V as standard. Meanwhile, Honda will also offer the company’s Sensing Safety Kit that includes pedestrian detection and avoidance alongside collision mitigation braking for enhanced safety.

Engine & Powertrain

The all-new Honda HR-V is expected to come with a 1.5-litre petrol engine alongside two electric motors on offer. Also, the petrol-only variant will be available with the same engine alongside a CVT gearbox for slick shifting.

The engine alone is capable of producing a 129HP alongside a peak torque of 153Nm. It will be available with an all-wheel drive powertrain as well.

Launch in India

Honda has not made any official announcement regarding its launch in India yet. However, if launched here it will be competing against the likes of Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta. Both the SUVs are currently available with three engines to choose from including two petrol and one diesel.

The first petrol engine that powers the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated unit. It is capable of producing 113BHP of power and 144Nm of torque. Also, there is another 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol motor that produces 138BHP of power alongside a peak torque of 242Nm. Last but not the least, is the 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out a massive 113BHP of power and 250Nm of torque.