Honda on Monday teased the next-generation HR-V subcompact crossover for the European current market, but queries stay about what the upcoming United States-current market model will be like.
The automaker confirmed that the European edition, which will be unveiled February 18, will be hybrid only, making use of a variation of the very same two-motor hybrid technique as other present-day Honda designs.
In the meantime, American Honda Motor confirmed to Environmentally friendly Automobile Stories that the variation the U.S. market receives will be totally distinct than the 1 arriving in Europe and Japan. The business replied: “The development of a successor to the Honda HR-V for the U.S. marketplace is underway. This new HR-V will be developed to satisfy the distinctive requirements of U.S. buyers, and will differ from the Honda Vezel/HR-V that will be introduced in other areas. Honda will have more info to share about the subsequent-era Honda HR-V intended for the U.S. market place closer to start.”
The U.S. version could continue to be all-hybrid, nevertheless, as that matches with Honda’s in general tactic to emphasize hybrid powertrains. American Honda wouldn’t validate that at this time, while.
Honda HR-V Hybrid teaser
Honda has made a decision to fall the Match in the U.S., but the hatchback is going all-hybrid in other marketplaces. The outgoing generations of In shape and HR-V shared a standard platform, and it can be achievable that will stay the circumstance with the new variations. If so, the hybrid powertrain for the European-industry HR-V could be the same one particular employed in the Suit.
Honda has claimed that hybrids will be 50% of its gross sales by the conclude of the decade, with a bigger proportion of individuals most likely for the U.S. sector. If which is the circumstance, it would make feeling to consist of an HR-V hybrid, as the crossover sits in what is presently a escalating market segment with no other hybrid options.
2021 Honda HR-V
That would give Honda a head get started, contrary to in the compact-crossover segment, where the CR-V Hybrid was reasonably late to the bash.
If the HR-V goes hybrid-only in the U.S., however, there continues to be a issue of branding. Honda’s only committed hybrid for the U.S. is the Insight sedan, which is successfully a Civic hybrid with a distinctive identify and styling to further differentiate it from gasoline styles. Could possibly Honda undertake a comparable tactic, with the HR-V hybrid?