Spied: Is that the all-new 2022 Honda HR-V with VTEC turbo?

Jerrica · Oct 7, 2021 12:12 PM

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Looks like we’re getting ever closer to the launch, as the all-new 2021 Honda HR-V has been spotted testing in Thailand again. But there’s more, the spy shots of the HR-V also revealed that the SUV features two exhaust pipes. Does this mean that a turbocharged engine will be added to the engine line-up? 

Currently, the all-new Honda HR-V is offered with two engine options, the e:HEV hybrid and a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine for the HR-V G variant. Both engines only have single exhaust pipe.

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Image credit: Kasem Tangpinsiri on Facebook

The only time a Honda HR-V came with two exhaust pipe was on the turbocharged version of the previous HR-V that was available only in Europe and later Japan. 

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Image credit: Grand Prix Online

This is not the first time the third-generation HR-V was spotted in the land of smiles, previously the SUV was caught testing around the vicinity of Ayutthaya, Thailand, just weeks after the global debut in February.

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If our speculations are right, the dual-exhaust pipes might be a hint that Honda will be debuting a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine for the all-new HR-V.

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This is not the first time Honda installed a turbo in the HR-V, a turbocharged version of the HR-V was previously available only in Europe before Honda launched a Japan-only HR-V Touring in 2019.

Also read: Prices announced for all-new 2021 Honda HR-V in Japan, smaller car, higher price

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Another spotting earlier in September. Image credit: Grand Prix Online

The four-cylinder 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine produces 182 PS and 240 Nm for the 6-speed manual or 220 Nm for the CVT.

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Since the SUV was spotted testing in a hot climate country like Thailand, this could mean that Honda might make it available worldwide.

Also read: Spied: All-new 2021 Honda HR-V spotted in Thailand

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Closer to home, the all-new HR-V was originally slated to launch in the first quarter of 2022. But plans have since changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Also read: Originally planned to launch in Malaysia on Q1 2022, all-new Honda HR-V gets pushed back

Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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