Sneak Peek: The 2023 HR-V, Honda’s Next Super-Seller

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Honda’s 2023 HR-V

The 2023 Honda HR-V will be based on the new Civic platform. It will rival the likes of the Toyota Corolla Cross, Hyundai Creta and the Mazda CX-30. The new Civic platform will allow Honda to create more space inside the cabin as well as bigger cargo room.

The side profile of the 2023 Honda HR-V retains the rounded profile; however, it has a different tailgate and tail-lights. It looks significantly longer and should offer an additional cargo room. The SUV has a wider tailgate and bigger wraparound tail-lights. It has a chunkier bumper with black cladding for a rugged look.

The SUV will have a modernized cabin with improved technology. The interior design is likely to be inspired by the new generation Civic sedan. The SUV will have a large touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is also likely to offer connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, SiriumXM radio and in-dash navigation.

The new HR-V will come with several advanced driver-assistance features such as lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automated emergency braking, blind spot detection and many more.

The SUV could also receive a hybrid powertrain, as Honda aims to achieve 40% of its total sales using electric or hydrogen-powered cars. The hybrid SUV has been packed with Honda’s e:HEV system that includes a 1.5L iMMD (Intelligent-Multi Mode Drive) petrol engine and two electric motors. There is a lithium-ion battery and a fixed gear transmission. Its combined power output stands at 109bhp.

 

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