The current HR-V, based on the Honda Jazz platform, was revealed in late-2013 at the Tokyo Motor Show. Honda sells the compact SUV in North American, European, South American, African, many Asian and Australian markets, however, is facing stiff competition from the Toyota C-HR. Both, the HR-V and C-HR offer gasoline and hybrid variants, are similar in dimensions and equipment, but according to the report, it is the more futuristic looking C-HR that is preferred by buyers.
As per the timeline, it is the Jazz that should get a successor first, as the current generation model was launched back in September 2013. However, so that the Honda HR-V retains its top spot in the compact segment, Honda has reportedly given its next-gen model a priority over the next-gen Jazz.
The report adds that the next-gen Honda HR-V and Honda Jazz will be based off newly developed platforms, and will be powered by 1.5-liter petrol and hybrid engines with class-leading fuel economy. The hybrid variants are reported to feature a twin motor setup, as compared to the single motor seen on the current generation.
Honda Cars India Ltd stated they are considering the HR-V, but with the next generation model not too far in the future, the company could look at bringing the second-gen HR-V to our shores.
[Source - BestCarWeb.jp]