New 2022 Honda HR-V hybrid revealed: prices, specs and release date

Ryan Hirons
February 18, 2021

An all-new version of the Honda HR-V has been revealed, complete with hybrid technology and a new design. Read on for full details. 

  • New Honda HR-V revealed
  • Hybrid engine as standard
  • Coupe-inspired styling
  • ‘Magic Seats’ for more space
  • Available late 2021

The Honda HR-V is a small hybrid SUV alternative to the Mazda CX-30 and Peugeot 2008. A new version of the Japanese car has just been revealed, taking on coupe-like styling and featuring a hybrid engine as standard.

2022 Honda HR-V design

The HR-V’s design is said to be coupe-inspired

The Honda HR-V has a completely new design, said to be inspired by two-door coupe cars. At the front, a large body-coloured grille is integrated within a rather simplistic bumper that’s topped by thin LED headlights.

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A slightly sloped roofline leads into a small roof spoiler and a rear end that’s just as minimalist as the front. There’s an LED light bar stretching the width of the car between two sleek brake lights.

2022 Honda HR-V engines

A hybrid engine comes as standard for the new Honda HR-V

The new Honda HR-V will come with a hybrid engine as standard – much like the latest Honda Jazz.

Details of the engine haven’t been confirmed yet, but it’ll likely use the same 1.5-litre petrol engine as the Jazz, though it has been confirmed two electric motors will feature. It’s likely power will be up from the Honda Jazz’s 110hp output, and be somewhere closer to 150hp.

The hybrid engine will likely be a 1.5-litre petrol unit linked to two electric motors

Honda’s hybrid systems need an automatic gearbox in order to work alongside the petrol engine, so there almost certainly won’t be a manual version of the next HR-V.

2022 Honda HR-V interior and practicality

The HR-V has a rather minimalist interior

Much like its exterior, the new Honda HR-V’s interior is simple and pragmatic in its design. It’s apparently just as roomy as the old car as a result of some packaging trickery, and its fairly uncluttered layout should help give it more of an airy feel, too.

There’s a large infotainment system mounted on top of the dashboard, though full details of its specs and features haven’t been revealed yet have yet. Honda’s signature cinema-style ‘Magic Seats’ in the back can be flipped up to give the HR-V a bit more space in the boot.

New Honda HR-V price and release date

The Honda HR-V will go on sale in the UK late in 2021, and it’s likely first deliveries will follow in early 2022. Expect pricing to rise over the current car as a result of the new, more complex hybrid engine, so you’ll likely have to pay over £25,000 to get your hands one one.

Can’t wait for the new model to appear in showrooms? Head over to our Honda HR-V review for full details on the current car, or compare offers on the best SUVs on sale. Not sure what to buy? Visit our car chooser page for help picking the ideal model. 

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