Honda’s popular subcompact crossover has brought big novelties in Europe, while the North American model will come with big novelties pretty soon as well. Starting from this generation, the Japanese manufacturer decided to use the same nameplate for two models that don’t have many things in common. The North American version will become bigger and ride on Civic’s platform, while the European model continues with the Jazz/Fit-based layout. The 2024 Honda HR-V will represent the third model year in Europe and the second production year in North America, so we expect to see different kinds of novelties.
At this point, it’s still early for more precise estimations. On the other hand, we may presume that the North American version will be mostly a carryover model. On the other hand, the European version might bring some bigger novelties. If we can trust the latest rumors, it looks like the Japanese manufacturer is working on an all-electric version of the European HR-V.
2024 Honda HR-V – What to Expect In Europe?
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Honda HR-V will represent the third production year of the current generation for the European market. While that seems way too early for more notable updates, it looks like it might get a new, all-electric powertrain. The market for electric vehicles is more developed than in North America, so such a move makes sense.
At this point, details about the 2024 Honda HR-V powertrain. Still, we may presume that the new model will be based on GM’s Ultium battery technology, which would ensure pretty advanced fast-charging ability, as well as a pretty decent range. We estimate that the max range in this case would go between 200 and 300 miles, while the max output could go somewhere around 150 horsepower, with a single-electric motor setup.
On the other hand, the rest of the design would remain the same. The current generation has brought a pretty funky styling, and that’s definitely one of the HR-V’s potential selling points. The rest of the powertrain offer will remain the same. While the European model is primarily offered in a hybrid version with 131 horsepower, pure gasoline models are offered in some other parts of the world.
2024 Honda HR-V – North America
In North America, the all-new generation of HR-V is on the way and it will debut for the 2023 model year. Therefore, the 2024 Honda HR-V will represent the second production year of the generation, so it’s hard to expect more significant changes. The new generation will bring so many novelties, starting from a completely new platform, the same one that underpins the new Civic.
Benefits from the more upscale platform will be numerous. The new model will be more spacious and more practical. Furthermore, this means that the new generation will feature independent rear suspension, as a part of standard equipment.
When it comes to the powertrain, we are still waiting for the official details. At this point, we know for sure that the initial version will come with a gasoline engine on the offer. Most likely, base models will use a 2.0-liter inline-four, with 158 horsepower. Higher trim levels would probably come with a 1.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 180 horsepower. In both cases, the new HR-V will come with CVT transmission.
The 2024 Honda HR-V, on the other hand, could bring a novelty in terms of a hybrid powertrain. We presume the new model would use the same system as the current-generation CR-V, with 212 horsepower, though there is a chance for a completely new setup as well. We expect more details in the future.
2024 Honda HR-V Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Honda HR-V will arrive sometime late in the year. The North American version should cost around 24.000 dollars and compete with models like Subaru Crosstrek, Mazda CX-30, Hyundai Kona etc.