2024 Honda HR-V Debuts With Cosmetic Changes, New Features


2024 Honda HR-V is scheduled to be available for purchase in Japan in the spring of this year and it gains visual revisions and new features

Honda has unveiled the updated version of the HR-V, also known as HR-V in some markets, as part of the second generation model’s mid-cycle revision. The exterior comprises minor updates to the front end courtesy of the wider grille section in a similar fashion to the Elevate midsize SUV, which is exported from India as the rebranded WR-V to its homeland of Japan.

Other visual highlights are a horizontal silver garnish at the front and newly designed LED tail lamps with a red finished light bar. It also gains projector headlamps as an option featuring Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB) as in the latest Civic that helps block some part of the high beam to avoid distracting the oncoming drivers (a handy feature that should be standard we reckon).

The company has introduced a new Hunt variant enabling a host of cosmetic revisions that bring a masculine appeal to the SUV. It enables the presence of contrasting orange finishes around the fog lamps and skid plate, more sturdy roof rails, silver finish to the wing mirrors, etc. The cabin gains new seat upholstery while there is a new centre console with added storage space.


Honda has also adjusted the e:HEV twin electric motor hybrid system to improve the engine sound while driving in city conditions and improve responsiveness. Although specific changes have not been disclosed, it is likely that the powertrain will still consist of a 131 PS/253 Nm electric motor, in addition to a 105 PS/127 Nm 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine.

The safety features of the Honda Sensing suite have been augmented with the inclusion of Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), which offers steering assistance at lower speeds. Additionally, Collision Mitigation Throttle Control has been integrated to prevent sudden acceleration, further enhancing safety measures in the updated model.


The refreshed Vezel/HR-V is scheduled to be available for purchase in Japan in the spring of this year. As for India, Honda is expected to bring in the next generation Amaze this year while the electric version of the Elevate will arrive in 2026.