With its forward-oriented character lines and smooth surfaces the next-generation HR-V e:HEV embodies the brand's simple, clean, modern design philosophy already seen in recent new Honda models. Defined by the same key design concepts of function and beauty, the compact coupe-inspired shape is familiar yet exciting in appearance, with a playful character and confident SUV stance. Its sleek silhouette is achieved by increasing road clearance by 10 mm and reducing the roof height by 20 mm compared to the previous model. Increasing the size of the wheels to 18 inches, which come as standard on the all-new HR-V, and reducing the front overhang further reinforce the robust SUV appeal, and provides the aesthetic solidity that modern customers desire. The clean simplicity of design is realised through the car's smooth surfaces, with exterior design features incorporated into the body shape. For example, the headlights, unique body-coloured grille and distinctive lower mesh grille seamlessly integrate with the forward-protruding nose shape and front quarter panels, giving it a more sculpted appearance and creating a sleek, bold expression.
2022 Honda Civic Prototype Design Preview
The 11th-generation Civic draws inspiration from timeless elements of Honda design, including a low and wide stance, low beltline, clean and sophisticated detailing, and an open and airy cabin. The prototype model unveiled today presages the arrival of an all-new Civic lineup, beginning late spring 2021, with the launch of the Civic Sedan followed by the sporty and personal Civic Hatchback, performance-focused Civic Si, and the ultimate high-performance Civic: Type R. Leveraging its strong presence in esports and gaming, Honda's debut on Twitch is a nod to Civic's industry-leading and global appeal with young buyers. The 10th-generation Civic has been an unparalleled success – America's most popular car four years running2, and the most popular vehicle, car or light truck with Millennials, Gen Z, first-time new vehicle buyers and a growing population of multicultural customers since its 2015 launch3. The 11th-generation Civic will build on that appeal with an even sportier, fun-to-drive new chassis, more powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains, multiple new Civic-first features and technologies, and further advances in active and passive safety features and performance.
The electrification of the Nissan model range is progressing. The compact crossover Juke with a new hybrid drive can now be ordered at prices starting at 31,090 euros. The advanced electrified powertrain reduces emissions and fuel consumption while also impressing with driving pleasure and direct response. The internal combustion engine in the Juke was specially developed for use in a hybrid system. It delivers 69 kW (94 hp) and develops a maximum torque of 148 Nm. It is supported by an electric motor with 36 kW (49 hp) and a torque of 205 Nm. In addition, the system consists of a 15 kW starter generator, an inverter and a water-cooled 1.2 kWh battery. All in all, the powertrain offers 25 percent more power than the current petrol engine, while reducing fuel consumption by around 40 percent in city driving and up to 20 percent in mixed traffic (figures subject to homologation). The expected fuel consumption of the Juke Hybrid is 5.0 to 5.2 liters per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 114 to 117 grams per kilometer (depending on equipment; consumption and emission values are subject to homologation).
Elegant, dynamic body design combined with a highly functional interior Improved driving stability and linear steering feel in combination with the characteristic suspension comfort of the Lexus RX Optimized safety level thanks to the world's first adaptive high beam assistant with BladeScan technology and the latest generation of the Lexus Safety System + Connectivity technologies including Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM as well as touchscreen and touchpad operation The world's best-selling premium hybrid SUV and Lexus' most successful model to date