- honda has given a first glimpse at the 2023 hr-v for the u.s. market.
- the sketches show the subcompact crossover's basic design but don't reveal much.
- honda says the new model will go on sale later this year.
honda's snowy teaser images for the redesigned 2023 hr-v could easily be mistaken for illustrations on a holiday card, but they're actually our first glimpse at the redesigned small suv that's set to go on sale in the u.s. later this year.
the new 2023 hr-v will replace the aging current-generation model that has been around since 2014. it appears that it doesn't share a body with the europe-market hr-v hybrid that was revealed last year, suggesting that the u.s. model will be larger. it could be based on the civic's platform, which would be a departure from the current model's fit-based underpinnings.
we're guessing that the hr-v's powertrain will also mirror the latest civic's, with both the 158-hp naturally aspirated 2.0-liter and 180-hp turbo 1.5-liter inline-four engine options likely. a hybrid could join the lineup, too. either front- or all-wheel drive will be available, along with a cvt automatic. any of these combinations will be a welcome upgrade over the outgoing hr-v's underpowered 1.8-liter inline-four with just 141 horsepower.
look for more details—and some real photos—to come within the next few months as honda starts to launch the 2023 hr-v in earnest.