2023 Honda HR-V Second-Generation Compact SUV First Look

2023 Honda HR-V – Honda will show the world the Honda HR-V compact crossover in 2023. Since its introduction in 2016, the HR-V has proven to be a reliable, affordable vehicle in its category. Honda has made the Honda HRV sportier and more agile by redefining the Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV).

2023 Honda HR-V Second-Generation Compact SUV
2023 Honda HR-V Second-Generation Compact SUV

2023 Honda HR-V Changes

The 2023 HRV is larger than the first-generation model. It will be bigger than the first-generation Honda Civic, although we don’t know exactly how much. If it matches the Civic, the HR-V’s wheelbase is almost five inches longer. Though showing its age and a less-than-class-leading power, the current, first-generation HR-V remains a strong seller in a competitive segment populated with attractive alternatives including the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-30, Nissan Kicks and Subaru Crosstrek. Honda must keep its core essence while updating its interior and expanding its dynamic capabilities.

Redesign

This 2023 HRV model is quite a departure from the original. The new grille features angular headlights reminiscent of the classic S2000 Roadster. The hood’s longer shape reflects the HR-V’s silhouette. Laser brazing technology enabled this smooth roofline. This eliminates the need for moldings that would have disrupted the flow between the panels and pillars of the compact SUV. The roofline is reached when it reaches an integrated spoiler on HR-V. The sides of the 2023 HRV is bound by a line running from the bottom to its top front fender. The rear fender tapers off and protrudes slightly against the beltline.

2023 Honda HR-V Second-Generation Compact SUV Redesign
2023 Honda HR-V Second-Generation Compact SUV Redesign

The overall design of the 2023 HRV is better than that of the first-generation model. It felt a bit dull. The 2023 model is a collection of the most innovative SUV/CUV designs. This HR-V’s bodywork will look like the Porsche, Mazda, and Audi models. The front end is the most important design element in the new HR-V. It makes it stand out among the rest. As it enters the highly competitive compact SUV market, the 2023 HRV must make a strong impression alongside the Mazda CX-30, Hyundai Kona, Volkswagen Taos and other competitors.

Powertrain

Honda promises a responsive engine, independent rear suspension, and a new body for the 2023 HRV. Honda will be able to offer significantly improved powertrain responsiveness, dynamics, and efficiency. We’ll have to wait until the 2023 Honda HRV is revealed to determine its performance and dimensions. Honda is currently only revealing the exterior design. According to reports, European models soon will be equipped with a hybrid motor. This model is the basis for the 2023 Honda Civic HRV-V. To alleviate the lethargy of the first generation, the new HRV could include a four-cylinder version of the Civic engine. By 2023, a new CR-V is being built on the Civic platform. The new HRV model may have a lower power to fit under the CRV, which is larger and more powerful. This will not negate sales.

2023 Honda HR-V Second-Generation Compact SUV Interior
2023 Honda HR-V Second-Generation Compact SUV Interior

2023 Honda HR-V Price & Release Date

Honda will keep this one close to its vest. It will likely start at $24,100. The 2023 HRV’s base MSRP is $23,095 plus a $1225 destination fee. It would be too far away from the Civic, which is slightly less expensive, as well as the CRV, Accord. The new Honda HR-V 2023 should be announced sooner than expected. It is currently expected to make its official debut in the summer.