The second generation of Honda’s smallest utility vehicle is nearly production ready. As before, the new HR-V uses the same platform as the Honda Civic, which should translate into a slight gain in length and width, plus a modest increase in distance between the front and rear wheels. It’s also expected the HR-V will use the base Civic’s 158-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder in place of the current 141-horsepower 1.8-liter powerplant. Both front- and optional all-wheel-drive will be offered. The 2023 model is expected to go on sale this summer.
As was previously the case, the redesigned Honda HR-V is based on the Civic car platform. Expect a more powerful engine this time around.