The Honda HR-V will see its next full redesign for the 2023 model year. While we don't yet have 2023 HR-V specs and horsepower ratings just yet, Honda has confirmed that the next-gen crossover will go on sale in 2022. This will mark the model's first redesign since its debut in 2016. Earlier reports suggest a sportier and more rugged-looking SUV.
Not long ago, Honda teased the new HR-V for overseas markets (called the Vezel). There, the SUV got a complete makeover under the hood as well as a new hybrid motor system. As the Japanese automaker said that the U.S. will be getting its own specifically-designed SUV, it’s unclear whether or not this new powertrain will be coming to the States.
Having said that, with the United States’ recent push towards electrification and Honda’s lack of electrified vehicle options, there’s a large chance the new hybrid will be available. To put this into perspective, Toyota recently debuted the Corolla Cross and is said to be planning a possible hybrid or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant within the next year or so.
In some ways, a new HR-V generation is a little surprising given that the platform-sharing Fit was discontinued after the 2020 model year. Consumer demand for crossovers and SUVs likely secured the HR-V’s spot in Honda’s lineup. As of this writing, the HR-V is also the brand's most affordable model, followed by the Civic.
Current HR-V pricing starts at $23,095 including destination, with higher-end versions approaching nearly $30,000. Unlike some of its competitors, the HR-V is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. Whether or not AWD will continue to be an option, and if Honda can avoid a price increase, remains to be seen for now.
This page will be updated when more information becomes available.
Pictured: Honda Vezel (top), Official 2023 HR-V teaser (above)