Honda unveils the new HR-V hybrid crossover

Honda unveils the new HR-V hybrid crossover

Honda is making big moves in the automotive world. The automaker will unveil the new, third-generation Honda HR-V on February 18, representing Honda’s answer to the Ford Puma and Nissan Juke.

The new HR-V will be sold exclusively with a hybrid powertrain as part of Honda’s goal to electrify its entire European line-up by 2022. The exact technical details of the vehicle are still shrouded in mystery, but rumours suggest the HR-V will make use of hybrid powertrain used in the larger CR-V, which is essentially a combination of a regular 2.0-litre petrol engine and a pair of electric motors.

According to AutoCar, there is also a possibility that the new HR-V will ship with a choice of front-wheel or four-wheel-drive configurations. The teaser image posted by Honda certainly doesn’t give a lot away about the vehicle, but it does appear to have a sloping rear window, rear spoiler and slim rear light bar, which gives the car a more modern look.

There is no exact date on when the new HR-V will hit showroom floors, but Honda’s website does have a dedicated section where you can ‘register interest’ in the vehicle, which points to the possibility that the vehicle could be released sooner rather than later.


Picture: Twitter/Honda UK