If the latest news appears to be true, later this year, we can expect the new 2020 Honda HR-V. The new Honda will be slightly revised in almost every front including some new colors, wheels, and upgraded materials. As for the engine, it will retain the familiar 4-cylinder unit but it could also get a new hybrid engine for the first time.
Powertrain and performance of the 2020 Honda HR-V
The recently announced 2020 Honda HR-V will return with the same engine used in the current model and there is one single option. However, it might also get a new engine. So, to start with the familiar 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine which is able to make 141 horses and 127 pound-feet of torque. It will be coupled to a continuously variable automatic transmission and it will come standard with rear-wheel drive system. However, the HR-V will also be available with all-wheel drive system as optional. As for the fuel economy, the rear-wheel drive model will be rated at 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive variant will get 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
On the other hand, according to some sources, the new 2020 Honda HR-V should also be offered with a hybrid version, but for now, there are no any specific details.
The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Honda HR-V
The current model has just been revised with a new front fascia which has given it a sportier look. As well, the Sport and newly-added Touring models ahs also get some new exterior details and new wheels. Looking from the side, the HR-V has a couple-like profile because of the sloping roof. The base model rides on the 17-inch wheels while the Sport model uses the 18-inch rollers. Furthermore, the EX model will get a power moonroof which the roof rails will be standard on the Sport and more expensive models. So, the 2020 Honda HR-V will most likely get just some small revisions this time, and maybe new colors and designs of the wheels.
The interior of the 2020 Honda HR-V should also be mildly revised. The dashboard will be fitted with a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The Touring model will get leather seats with an 8-way power driver’s seat. And the Sport model will get gloss-black trim and sport pedals.
The equipment of the 2020 Honda HR-V
The 2020 Honda HR-V will be equipped with Bluetooth, an AM/FM/CD system with 4 speakers, USB port, a rearview camera, cruise control, and so on. The higher trim levels will add heated front seats, power moonroof, audio system with 6 speakers, 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, push-button start, touch sensitive climate system, and so on.
Release date and price of the 2020 Honda HR-V
The 2020 Honda HR-V should be presented sometime at the end of 2019, but it is not yet officially confirmed. Its price is expected to begin at around $21,500 while the higher trims will go up to $30,000.