The Next-gen 2021 Honda HR-V also known as Vezel in Japan and China has been unveiled after a much-awaited period ahead of its global launch. The 2021 Honda HR-V marks the third iteration of the regular HR-V with a new design and brand-new set of features. Honda hasn’t launched any version of the HR-V yet in the Indian market but the third-gen 2021 Honda HR-V will be the first of its variants to make its way into the Indian market, however, Honda has been suffering from a declining sale with its portfolio limited to mere 4 models after the discontinuation of the Civic and CR-V. the models in sale as of now are – Jazz, WR-V, City (both 4th and 5th gen) and Amaze. Although amongst these cars only the City and Amaze are the only one which are actually performing decently.

2021 Honda HR-V design and features

With a brand-new design, the car surely will have a great road presence, and talking about its design the car gets newly designed split headlamps with embedded LED DRLs, a big flashy yet elegant grille, a futuristic-looking front bumper and a sleek fog lamp housing. As for its sides and rear the car get side body cladding, dual-tone side view mirrors, dual-tone machine-cut alloy wheels, integrated roof spoiler, newly designed LED taillamps and a broad rear bumper.

 Talking about the interior features the car will be getting a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-tone dashboard, wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, leather finished interior components, rear AC vents, a large TFT digital instrument cluster, and various connectivity features.

Engine Options and Rivals

The new 2021 Honda HR-V will be getting the e:HEV engine which is a strong hybrid system offered by Honda in its new fifth-gen Honda City (not in India). The e:HEV engine can run on three different modes – pure EV, petrol-EV hybrid and pure petrol mode. The e:HEV engine will be capable of producing 98PS and 127Nm on petrol and 109PS and 253Nm on primary motors and will also be capable of giving about 27kmpl of mileage.

For its competition, the car will be going against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Sonet, Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq, but will be priced a bit higher if it launches with the same engine specifications.