Honda is gearing up to launch this year the next-generation HR-V — the top-selling subcompact crossover in the U.S. in 2021 — and teaser images suggest it will have more rugged exterior styling than the outgoing model.
Honda rolled out a redesigned 2022 model for global markets last year but said North America would have to wait for a unique version. The crossover, called the Vezel elsewhere, was launched as a standard hybrid in Japan and Europe.
Honda is calling 2022 "the year of the crossover" in North America, as it seeks to increase light-truck sales to satisfy consumer demand and command higher transaction prices.
The brand's most popular crossover, the compact CR-V, is also slated for a redesign this year. And the automaker recently freshened the Passport midsize crossover with more off-road styling.