2022 Honda HR-V Preview
Small SUVs are undeniably appealing. When the redesigned 2022 Honda HR-V release date arrives toward the end of the 2021 calendar year, the new crossover will undoubtedly prove itself a worthy competitor in the segment.
Honda revealed the 2022 HR-V in European specification. As part of the automaker’s plan to electrify all of its mainstream models in Europe by 2022, the all-new HR-V includes a standard two-motor hybrid powertrain. When the redesigned HR-V arrives in the U.S., it may offer the hybrid as an option, though it would be a pleasant surprise to see it as standard equipment in the States, too.
Why? Because the outgoing HR-V desperately needs some off-the-line oomph, and the immediate electric motor torque of a hybrid could do wonders for driver satisfaction.
As for the design, Honda says it is “coupe-inspired.” The new HR-V retains the hidden rear door handles found on the current model, pairing them with a more grown-up and sophisticated look. A longer hood, sharper lines and forms, and a better-integrated grille add much-needed maturity to the design. The new HR-V also appears lower to the ground while sitting on wheels pushed out to the corners for improved visual balance.