HReV Up Your Engines — Honda Announces HR-V Reveal Date

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

“Early morning, April 4, shot rings out in the Memphis sky” — so goes the lyric from one of my favorite ’80s rock songs, U2’s great “Pride (In the Name of Love), referencing the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., which of course took place on a fateful spring day.

Now that I’ve burned that lede from the list of possible references to be used someday, let me pivot to something that’s happening this coming April 4 — something much less serious than the death of a civil-rights activist.

The wraps come off the 2023 Honda HR-V.

I know you’re excited for the next generation of Honda’s smallest crossover. OK, that may or may not have been sarcasm — read into it what you will. What I do know, for real, is that Honda claims it’s all part of a broader campaign that it considers the “Year of the SUV.” No further detail is provided, but presumably, that means the brand is planning on launching several new or redesigned SUVs in 2022.


All we get to go on, in terms of details about the next HR-V, is the photo above. No other details have been announced.

Those with a sense of the automotive calendar will note that the reveal date is about a week prior to the press days of the 2022 New York Auto Show. Presumably (there’s that word again) Honda is looking to steal some spotlight before the full slate of action at Javits — and that also likely means the vehicle will be on the show floor for journalists to grope and photograph.

[Image: Honda]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Midnite_clyde Midnite_clyde on Mar 24, 2022

    The headline mad me cringe. I hate watching that Scotty guy on YouTube. If he'd just stop waiving his arms.

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    • Brn Brn on Mar 28, 2022

      @Yankee I tried watching Scotty to learn a few things. His bias was pushing me away, but what finally made me leave was when he crawled under a vehicle to shoot a video and was using nothing more than a hydraulic jack to hold the car up. No jack stands or anything. The dude is freaking dangerous.

  • Tylanner Tylanner on Mar 24, 2022

    Honda hitting Homeruns...

  • Mike1041 Mike1041 on Mar 24, 2022

    I own a 2019 Sport. Most uncomfortable car I have ever owned. Poor seating, no room to store much of any thing up front and my wife loves it. Zdkcilzdcu’%$)€ Oh for CRV or RAV4.

    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Mar 26, 2022

      Not sure what the "Zdkcilzdcu’%$)€" refers to but the secret seems to be make the product as impractical or lacking as possible and success! I've never read a good thing about the HR-V and the original Daewoo, err Buick, Encore was even worse and it *created* this segment.

  • Skippity Skippity on Mar 25, 2022