All-new 2021 Honda HR-V to make global debut on 18-Feb, to get i-MMD engines - more details here!

Sanjay · Jan 18, 2021 11:00 AM

It's no secret that the Honda HR-V will be receiving a total refresh this year. The all-new model will be making its world premiere on 18-February 2021, earlier than the initially-predicted March debut.

The HR-V is known as the Vezel in Japan.

Japanese media have begun receiving pamphlets detailing the B-segment SUV.

Top to bottom: Honda's teaser, and the Honda SUV e:concept.

Though only silhouettes of the car can be seen, initial impressions shows that the refresh stays rather true-to-form to the Honda SUV e:concept

Among the cues carried over is the dual-tone colour scheme - characterised by an expansive sunroof within the blacked-out roof.

The two-tone colour scheme continues in the cabin with cream inserts (akin to our Honda City), and there seems to be a new Android Auto and Apple CarPlay-capable touchscreen infotainment system.

Other features include Honda Connect vehicle telematics system, Honda Lanewatch, and a powered tailgate.

Is this our most accurate look at the the next-gen HR-V? Render by Theophilus Chin

Although powertrain details are still cloudy, sources say that only one variant will be getting a pure-petrol 1.5-litre engine - variants above the base grade are all said to receive the trick i-MMD petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.

A very groovy teaser video is also out.

The next-gen HR-V has been spied testing multiple times last year.

The next-gen, all-new HR-V is expected to go on sale in Japan beginning April 2021, and the debut can be watched through the embedded video below.

Honda's launches in Malaysia for 2021

Platinum White Pearl is now available on the HR-V Hybrid.

Closer to home, the current-gen HR-V recently received a host of updates, encapsulating a visual update (with LED headlights) and a new colour for the Hybrid variant, as well as a new touchscreen infotainment system (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support) for all variants. 

Other than that, Malaysians can expect a host of new Honda cars to be launched here in 2021, including the Honda Odyssey facelift, Honda City Hatchback, and the RS variant of the City sedan.