Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Mystery SUV: the US Honda HR-V for 2023?

 



Most people seem to think the photos I posted a couple of days ago (HERE) could show the 2023 Honda HR-V.

The "global" version of HR-V has been redesigned a few months ago and is currently on sale in many countries. Including Europe.
Honda has claimed the US would be getting a different version with its own design.
They've also mentioned the US HR-V would have a slightly larger platform and a "more rugged" styling.

So maybe? It could be? Probably?












It's even hard to compare the prototype with the global HR-V since they actually look so different. 
Sure, they could be related. Or not...
The prototype looks like such a generic design. That front end has zero Honda DNA. As a matter of fact, the whole thing seems to have zero DNA or personality. 

If it is the US HR-V, the good news will be the new Hybrid version. (2nd photo from the top)
Which comes standard in Europe. It uses a 1.5 Liter engine with a couple of small electric motors producing a bit over 130HP.
From personal experience, Honda Hybrids are excellent. I have experienced the Insight as well as the Accord Hybrid and actually think they should make their great hybrid powertrains standard in the US.



























18 comments:

TiredOfWaiting said...

I was skeptical, but you may be right. It wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing if the HRV was slightly larger, as long as they used a multilink rear suspension. I'm looking forward to seeing this in the hybrid AWD form.

Dylan Mountain said...

It's an Acura

M said...

Design language seems more Acura HRV-based SUV, looks slightly longer than the HRV you posted too

Fart said...

The world version looks more sophisticated whereas this one (N.America) looks like it's meant for Burger King fans. It may be a Honda but I think it might be part of Acura's division by the round shape and unique taillamps and grille. Perhaps it might be an 'Integra SUV'? Either way, it's a Mazda CX-30 competitor.

Cesar Julca-LINC said...

Burlapp, Do a license plate look up on 351 D2UA and 350 D2UA.

Anonymous said...

I like it, and I'd drive one. Maybe interior styling as nice as new Civic's? It won't be inexpensive, though nothing is now. But that's my problem.

Anonymous said...

this thing about making models larger for the NA market makes me wonder if americans are actually larger human beings when compared to the average europeans...

Anonymous said...

Are there any clear shots to show what state the plate is from? If it's Ohio, then suspect you're right.

Anonymous said...

Could be CRV or Pilot.

longhorn said...

Could be the new CRV or Pilot.

none said...

I really like the new HR-V more than these spy photos.

Anonymous said...

I just dont single a single bit of Honda/ Acura DNA anywhere.....

Anonymous said...

All the coverings and camouflage in the world can't hide its derivative blandness.

mxp5665 said...

It’s an Acura the tail lights are Acura styled

Patrick said...

Lol @longhorn, the completely uninformed person, saying this could be the CR-V or Pilot.

Marcio Klitzke said...

That's a Mazda.

longhorn said...

@Patrick, Ok ,not Pilot, and the CRV does not have that nose as we have seen from the spypics. I do not think Honda will change the nose that much from the ROW HRV, so I am not even sure this is a Honda product. Plus Acura has stated there will not be a CUV under the RDX.

Anonymous said...

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