2021 Honda HR-V debuts with new sleek look

Updated Feb 23, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It is set to be launched in April in Japan.

Japanese automaker Honda has unveiled the all-new HR-V with significant updates inside and out. The Honda HR-V crossover is now finally on its third-generation model after competing in the global automotive market for over two decades.

In comparison to the second-gen model, the all-new Honda HR-V sports a more contemporary design language from front to back. The round roofline of the second-gen HR-V has been discontinued and replaced with a straighter layout which makes it look longer.

Honda HR-V front view

The all-new 2021 Honda HR-V

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Most new production vehicles get more aggressive with their body character lines. However, the all-new HR-V shied from that trend and went on with simpler aesthetics. It is still rocking the hidden rear door handles that provide a two-door appeal.

The all-new Honda HR-V comes with redesigned front fascia starting off with the new LED headlights that seamlessly blend with the redesigned grille. The new front grille looks more subtle which results in the third-gen model looking more like an electric vehicle.

Honda HR-V interior view

Interior view of the new Honda HR-V

Going to the back, the all-new Honda HR-V still looks like the outgoing model. However, tiny details are added that create modern touches such as the new and sleeker full-width LED taillights and reflectors. It is still designed with a black long trim that runs from the front lower bumper to the wheel fenders and rear bumper.

Inside, the quirky-looking A/C vents from the outgoing model are redesigned to look more subtle and fitting with the dashboard. The all-new Honda HR-V is also installed with a new 9-inch infotainment screen that sports a floating screen design.

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Honda HR-V rear view

How do you like the changes on the third-gen?

Powering the all-new Honda HR-V is a naturally-aspirated 1.5-liter gasoline engine which is pretty decent for its segment. It is also offered with a hybrid powertrain that uses the same engine but paired with a synchronous electric motor. 

The Japanese market will get the all-new Honda HR-V firsthand around April this year, followed by other markets later this year. The local crossover segment is getting more competitive with the recent releases, but Honda Philippines sure has a strong contender once it brings in the all-new HR-V in the country.

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Know more about Honda HR-V 2021

Honda HR-V

The Honda Cars Philippines Inc. introduced its new-generation subcompact crossover Honda HR-V for the local market. The crossover is configured to suit the comfort of a sedan, confidence, and toughness of an SUV. Its name stands for High Rider Vehicle. It served as an all-around coupe for individuals looking for a vehicle with high ground clearance, excellent road visibility, and complete safety features. It is also equipped with massive cargo space, wide tailgate, and similar Utility Long and Tall (ULT) seats established on the Honda Jazz that enables it to configure the cargo when loading or unloading highly. The new Honda HR-V is developed based on the concept of the brand's "Dynamic Cross Solid," making it acquire SUV-like lower body and strong cues of coupe-like 'aero-cabin' on the outside. At the front, the Honda HR-V comes with a solid wing face design with unified lights and grille, LED dual projector headlights, and LED daytime running lights (DRL). Standard sporty 17-inch alloy wheels are found across the range as well. In addition, the car's 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine that can be found under its hood produces a maximum 141 hp power output and torque power of 172 Nm.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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