Honda has released a couple of teaser images ahead of the February 2021 reveal of its next-generation HR-V.

Set to be fully unveiled on 18 February 2021, the small crossover will ship standard in Europe with the Japanese firm’s two-motor hybrid technology (complete with the “e:HEV” badge).

The company claims the hybrid set-up “combines high efficiency with refined, fun-to-drive performance” and says the move is the “latest step” in its commitment to “electrify all its mainstream models in Europe by 2022”.

The HR-V will become the latest model in Honda Europe's line-up to wear the “e:HEV” powertrain badging, joining the CR-V and Jazz.

It’s not yet clear which powertrains will be offered in markets outside of Europe. For the record, the current HR-V – which was refreshed locally in September 2018 – is offered in South Africa with a choice of naturally aspirated petrol engines displacing 1,5 and 1,8 litres.

The original HR-V debuted back in 1998, before the nameplate was revived for the second generation in 2013. The latter model, however, arrived in SA only in mid-2015.