North American Gets a Larger Honda HR-V
Honda’s smallest SUV is entering its second generation and US will be getting a re-designed unit just like the rest of the world with a little tweak. These are the first official photos of the redesigned model that’s headed to the U.S which is larger than before and distinct from the smaller EU/ASIA-market model revealed last year.
The new front end is a dramatic departure from theand now boasts much larger and wider headlamps similar to the . Spread farther apart, they accentuate the compact SUV’s wider stance and no longer connect with the grille, which is also larger. Around back is a tidy rear end with new Civic-inspired taillights that look sharp and accent the larger HR-V’s shoulders with their horizontal design. Just above, a subtle tailgate spoiler adds a sporty pop and aerodynamic functionality.
Expect either a version of Honda’s 158-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder or, if we’re lucky, the Civic’s 180-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter. The new Honda HR-V launches this summer with a 2023 model year designation.