The minimalist taillight hints on the design path Honda is heading.
Forward of its April 4 reveal, Honda USA has teased its upcoming HR-V, exhibiting an up-close picture of the crossover’s taillight. The minimalist design previews the path Honda is heading in, with a tasteful, backlit LED shining by means of the darkened rear cluster. Moreover, this teaser serves as affirmation that the US-spec mannequin will receive unique styling, as seen within the photos beneath.
It is a far cry from its conservative predecessor, with a transparent transfer in the direction of a extra upmarket design. The entrance finish sports activities the largest variations, with a large, open-mouthed grille not in contrast to the one seen on the Ford Escape. Versus the European HR-V, which boasts a centrally-fixed Honda emblem, the badge is sited simply above the grille for fashions heading stateside.
Within the sketch seen above, the HR-V appears to be like much more muscular and aggressive than the Euro-spec equal. Whereas one thing is interesting concerning the clear, fuss-free design of the Honda seen beneath, we’re guessing American shoppers will recognize the extra rugged, wider stance of the US-bound HR-V. Curiously, the mannequin heading stateside differs in design from a Honda CR-V patent CarBuzz previously reported on.
We’re certain followers of the model will recognize the try and enliven the most recent mannequin as, whereas competent, the earlier mannequin wasn’t the final phrase in aptitude or pleasure. Presently, Honda has remained tight-lipped concerning the upcoming crossover’s technical specs, however we will not think about the corporate straying too removed from what it is aware of. A hybrid will, possible, be part of the vary.