It has been 7 years since the global debut of the Honda HR-V. The B-segment SUV exploded into the Malaysian market in 2015 and is still a crowd favourite 5 years on. Based on Honda’s regular generation life-cycle, the HR-V is due for a new generation change. Here are renderings by KDesign AG, as their imagination of how the next Honda HR-V should look like.
The renderings of the third-generation HR-V depicts a much more aggressive look compared to the sophisticated look the second-generation sports. Inspiration is taken from the current crop of Honda cars, so you can see a little of the 2020 Honda Accord in its bonnet.
The sloping roofline will remain but the artist swapped the vertical hidden door handles of the current HR-V to the conventional horizontal handles.
There are speculations that Honda will be extending the new HR-V’s length to 4,400 mm, the current HR-V’s length is at 4,346 mm. Honda may intend to sell the third generation HR-V as a C-segment SUV instead of a B-segment car.
Honda might be looking to increase the HR-V’s hybrid offerings in the next generation. But there are talks that the HR-V’s regular combustion engine options will include a 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine as well.
The third-generation Honda HR-V is expected to make its global debut by the end of 2020, while sales will start in the first half of 2021.