As reported earlier by several leading media houses that Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda is rigorously working on its all-new HR-V SUV which is scheduled to make its entry in Japan by 2021 and India by early 2022 and now according to leading media reports Honda has preponed it’s Japan launch from early 2021 to December 2020 which might also mead that Honda could also launch the HR-V SUV earlier than its previous designated date of launch.
Rumours also suggest that the Honda HR-V SUV will be based on an all-new architecture as the company plans to ditch the previous Jazz hatchback’s platform which will also underpin the new Honda City-based hatchback. The new platform is rumoured to be called the Honda architecture as the Honda HR-V will measure 4,350mm in length, 1,785mm in width and 1,605mm in height.
Under its hood, we are likely to see the Honda HR-V SUV to feature a 1.5-litre petrol engine with two electric motors. While Honda also plans to introduce 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 120bhp of power and 200Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed manual and CVT versions.
This new compact SUV will actively rival the likes of the soon to be discontinued Nissan kicks, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the upcoming Toyota Raize.