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2021 Honda HR-V patents leak, won’t come to India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda recently sent out a teaser for the next-generation HR-V which is getting ready to make its debut in the international market on 18th February 2021. The next-generation HR-V features a crossover coupe design as seen on the test mules abroad. The latest teaser also reiterates the sharply raked haunch and now new design patents leaked before the debut give us a glimpse of what to expect when the car launches in the near future.

Patent Images

The new patent images appear to be the final renders of the HR-V leading us to believe that the HR-V in its production avatar will come with a sleek headlamp cluster with segmented LED lights, LED lights that incorporate within the headlamp cluster creating a new light signature, an upright front apron with a new horizontally slated grille design, a V-shaped bonnet, multilayered bumper, a slightly upright front windshield, a sloping roofline, C-pillar mounted rear door handles, a shark fin antenna, raked rear windshield, wraparound LED tail lamps etc.

Powertrain Details

The new Honda HR-V could use a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with e:HEV technology that helps deliver 203 Hp of power and 380 Nm of torque. The teaser confirms that the powertrain will come with Honda’s e:HEV technology featuring the two-motor hybrid technology as standard. The Honda HR-V will become the first Honda car in the segment to receive the electrified powertrain as a standard feature. The electrified powertrain not only provides more efficiency but also improves the power output as well as reduces the environmental impact.

Will It Come To India?

The Honda HR-V will come to the Chinese market first followed by the European market and then the ASEAN market. But Honda has not revealed any plans to introduce the HR-V in India. Earlier, the brand was evaluating the outgoing model for the Indian market but was only able to localise around 30% of the car in India which will price the SUV much higher than the competition in the segment making it undesirable in the price-sensitive Indian market.