Honda is making some big reveals for the company year and laying out its plans. It will start with the 2023 Honda HR-V. However, the company did not share much more details since it was, in fact, focusing on the broad product plans. Although, it did note it will be “unique to North America.”
Honda, Acura – Aggressive Look
However, it is not clear in fact if it is just styling. Moreover, it is very obvious compared to the European HR-V and Japanese Vezel shown below. If it will have a different platform and powertrains. Therefore, it is suspected the latter. The renderings do have a meaner, more aggressive look. However, the glass in the greenhouse is different. Also, the door handles are as well.
The start of the big product rollout is the HR-V. The new CR-V is part of more SUVs that will follow. Also, then the new Pilot. Moreover, a new Accord is coming. Then, there is the Civic Type R. What is more modest is the Acura’s rollout. There are big launches with the new Integra and the Type-S version of the MDX.
There are plug-in hybrids. This is one thing that Honda is not including in its plans. American Honda’s Executive Vice President of National Operations Dave Gardner does note that the public and governmental feelings have moved from just reducing emissions. They can be eliminated entirely. Thus, at such time, there is an effort to develop plug-in hybrids that don’t make sense. It could be applied to fully electric cars.
There are conventional, non-plug-in hybrids that are still planned. Thus Honda is expecting how it is ever-increasing hybrid sales in the next few years. Moreover, the company does expect half of Accord sales are going to eventually be hybrid. They aren’t planned to be a big part of the sales for an Acura. The brand can jump straight to EVs.
Honda’s first North American electric car is the Prologue. That is speaking on behalf of the EVs. Moreover, it is an electric model which is going to be based on the General Motors product. In fact, it will be set for the 2024 model year. Honda is anticipating around 70,000 annual sales for it to start. Also, Acura is going to get a counterpart to the Prologue. It will be named the ADX.