The Honda HR-V has been completely redesigned for the new model year, but so far the Japanese automaker has only released its domestic market version, where it's called the Vezel. The upcoming North American-spec version is similar inside and out, though there will likely be packaging differences.
With its SUV coupe exterior design, the HR-V subcompact crossover features LED headlights and 16-inch alloy wheels and an overall smoother look than other Honda models. Inside, the cockpit has been designed around the new HMI (Human Machine Interface) to provide maximum visibility. Some optional features include heated seats, a panoramic sunroof, and ambient interior lighting. There's easy access to the cargo area thanks to 60/40 split-folding second-row seats. The Honda Connect infotainment and navigation systems are standard and some tech features include in-car Wi-Fi and the Honda digital key. Honda's highly regarded Magic Seats provide 'fold-flat' or 'flip-up' seating.
The Honda Sensing safety suite features assist systems like short-range forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, auto high-beam control, pedestrian detection, and traffic sign recognition.
Under the hood lies a 1.5-liter engine connected to a dual electric motor hybrid system and a CVT automatic transmission. Available real-time AWD comes in place of regular FWD. This powertrain impressively offers three distinct modes: EV, Hybrid, and Normal. Honda has hinted the upcoming US market version will be somewhat unique and we suspect this will be by way of powertrains. An official reveal date has yet to be announced.
1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)