Bigger, bolder all-new 2021 Honda HR-V debuts, coming to Malaysia in 2022?

Eric · Feb 18, 2021 11:41 AM

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Honda has officially introduced the all-new 2021 Honda HR-V in Japan, roughly six months since spyshots of the model first surfaced in September 2020.

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The new model will only go on sale in Japan in April, with prices set to be announced then.

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What’s new?

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The Honda HR-V, which is sold in Japan as the Honda Vezel, gets a completely redesigned exterior. It now gets a sleeker-looking front fascia, which at a glance, looks like a Mazda. 

 

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Moving to the sides, the new-generation Honda HR-V continues the three-door SUV styling cues first introduced by the previous-generation model. The car shown here wears 18-inch tires, though other variants are expected to don smaller wheel sizes.

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Towards the rear-end, the all-new Honda HR-V gets an equally sleek design, with a large horizontal light strip connecting both LED tail lights. 

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The all-new HR-V also adds a hands-free powered tailgate.

Is the interior new?

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As seen in the earlier teaser video, the all-new Honda HR-V also gets a brand-new interior.

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A semi-floating touchscreen infotainment takes centerstage in the redesigned dashboard. It also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

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Design-wise, the HR-V’s interior looks largely similar to the equally new Honda City and Honda Jazz, with some variants getting a dual-tone design and tri-knob air-conditioning controls.

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Any new engines?

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Honda announced two powertrains for the all-new HR-V, with the first being Honda's tried-and-tested naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC mill mated to a CVT-type automatic. The second is a 1.5-litre petrol-electric e:HEV hybrid powertrain, similar to the one that powers the Honda City RS. 

Customers in Japan will also get the option of a 4WD powertrain for the all-new Honda HR-V.

Power figures will be made known once the model goes on sale in Japan in April.

How many variants are there?

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At launch, Honda will be offering four variants of the all-new Honda HR-V, including G, e:HEV X, e:HEV PLaY, and e:HEV Z. 

Are there different styling packs?

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Apart from the variants you see here, Honda will also be offering two styling packs for the all-new Honda HR-V, namely Urban Style and Casual Style.

Will it be coming to Malaysia?

Unlike the all-new Honda Jazz that is currently limited to selected markets, the all-new Honda HR-V has a better chance of being introduced in Malaysia.

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Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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