Hello Honda Cars Lovers, Today we will take a look into the next-gen HR-V. Honda is planning a stunning facelift for the HR-V in 2023 to offset the assault of desirable and elegant compact SUVs. The previous version was practical and affordable, but the restyled model will need greater curb appeal and a more enticing motor to compete with market leaders like the Hyundai Kona, Kia Seltos, and Mazda CX-30. The HR-V will very certainly have a four-cylinder engine, but we don’t know if it will be turbocharged or naturally aspirated.
2023 Honda HR-V New Design
So What’s New For 2023? For the 2023 model year, Honda’s smallest crossover will be fully rebuilt, with a debut planned before the end of 2022. We expect the second-row Magic Seat to return, preserving the outgoing model’s unrivaled adaptability; a remodeled cabin with new electronics also appears to be part of the revamp.
As for Trims Levels, the Caranddriver website stated that the 2023 version of H-RV will available in four models: LX, EX, EX-L, and Sport. In terms of Prices, there is no official information at the moment but many cars experts estimated the price will be like this:
- 2023 HR-V LX: $23,000 (estimated price)
- Sport: $25,000 (est)
- EX: $26,000 (est)
- EX-L: $28,000 (est)
Interior Concept & Features
With this next generation, the HR-V will have a more modern interior design that is clearly inspired by the newly remodeled 2022 Civic. With a functional storage bin ahead of the shifter on the center console and a tall rectangular air vent dividing the upper and lower dash panels, this new, minimalist design looks both timeless and elegant. A freestanding infotainment display will also be available on the new HR-V. The previous model included Honda’s innovative Magic Seat, which allows the backbench to fold down to an extremely low, flat floor. Despite its little size, the HR-V led the market in load capacity thanks to this innovation.
All variants are expected to come standard with a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The screen is prominently displayed in the center of the dashboard and appears to be larger than the previous model’s 7.0-inch display. At the very least, we expect onboard Wi-Fi, SiriusXM radio, an in-dash navigation to be available as options.
Engine Options & Performance
The 2023 HR-V will be powered by a hybrid powertrain adopted from the Insight and Accord hybrid vehicles in Europe, but Honda hasn’t said what engine would be found under the hood of its smallest SUV in North America. Honda could provide a more powerful motor in the next-generation HR-V, which might be a 158-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder derived from the Civic compact car, in our opinion.
The outgoing HR-V lacked the quiet athleticism we’ve come to expect from modern Hondas, as well as a particularly supple ride over potholed roads, so we’re looking for improvements there as well.