Honda has recently unveiled the HR-V, with the product getting a generation change for the third time. The new-gen HR-V, which has been unveiled initially for Japan is coming with some fresh changes, leaving behind its old regular looks, now making the HR-V a much modern-looking product. In this article, we discuss the new HR-V and whether it will make its way to India?
The new HR-V gets a fresh grill which makes it completely stand out from the previous model. The headlight unit on the previous vehicle was sharp, but the new HR-V gets much sharper headlights. The placement and design of LED DRLs as well as the headlight has changed. The fog-light housing has also changed to a rectangular unit from the previous round housing. The lower grill which sported hexagonal patterns is now replaced with a grill with diamond patterns.
The huge tail-light setup from the previous generation has been ditched, with a much sleeker tail-light setup on the rear now replacing it. The fog-lights on the rear have also been changed to sleeker rectangles from the previous big ones. Some more changes can be seen here and there like the ORVMs now sporting a sharper look compared to the previous rectangular units.
The HR-V sees multiple changes in the interior as well. The whole centre console setup from the previous generation which looked really busy has now been replaced with a much simpler central unit. The new central layout sports a floating touchscreen and a sleeker AC control unit, with two USB ports below it. The new is sleek and looks stylish. With new changes, the whole dashboard looks concise. Even the steering wheel gets modern touches and looks less busy.
The upholstery gets new design elements to add to the freshness quotient of the new-generation. Overall, the cabin looks much cleaner and upmarket compared to the previous HR-V.
Features & Safety
On the features front, the Honda HR-V gets modern features like the panoramic sunroof, floating touchscreen infotainment system, electric tailgate, fully digital instrument cluster, rear AC vents, LED headlamps, ventilated seats, dual-zone climate control and connected car technology.
The new HR-V also comes equipped with modern safety features like blind-spot detection, hill descent control, pedestrian detection and avoidance system, adaptive cruise control and more.
Will it come to India?
The Honda company had not-so-long-ago stopped production at its Greater Noida facility which included the axing of its two premium offerings, the Civic and the CR-V. With Honda now selling just a few products in the country, we highly doubt the entry of this big SUV in the country, that too in a position where the CR-V had to be axed due to poor sales.
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