Honda has presented the third generation of its HR-V subcompact crossover, the 2021 Honda HR-V in Japan and it is set to debut this year. Global markets will be getting this version of the small Crossover vehicle whereas North America is about to have its own HR-V. It’s still not clear whether there will be major differences between the two, but for the time being, let’s look at the JDM-spec Vezel.

It renounces the plethora of creases of its forerunner and goes for a cleaner and more mature look making the 2021 Honda HR-V look all grown up. At the front, the allocated grille seemingly fuse with the bumper and is surrounded by slimmer headlights with upper LED daytime running lights that form a visual link thanks to the chrome strip above the grille.

The side view shows a similar coupe-like roofline as its predecessor from which the new 2021 Honda HR-V has also inherited the “hidden” back door handles mounted near the C-pillars. A dual-pane extensive glass roof makes the cabin feel roomier and there’s a plastic covering around the wheel arches to remind us it still a crossover. Depending on the different models, the wheel sizes differ from 16 to 18 inches.

At the back, the renovated 2021 Honda HR-V is the latest model to acquire a wide LED light bar that stretches from one taillight to the other. The backside looks pretty sporty and there’s a power tailgate on the upper-spec models. The blue intonation of the Honda logo and the EHV badge on the tailgate shows that there’s a hybrid powertrain under the hood.

The interior has also been redesigned and there’s now a tablet-like informative system with a nine-inch touchscreen. Another design trend we have seen in other vehicles has been implemented inside the 2021Honda HR-V where there’s an obvious large air vent stretching across the width of the dashboard. Information about the crossover’s size has not been disclosed yet, but there is a feeling the new HR-V is going to be bigger than the model it replaces.

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