Honda has just announced that the new 2021 Honda Freed is coming. According to the manufacturer, the upcoming minivan should be available in Japan in October.
From what we heard, there is a possibility that Honda introduces a new Crosstar trim variant. However, as before, under the hood, there should be the same two versions. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit powers the base model, will the next one is using a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid powertrain.
2021 Honda Freed Facelift
The latest 2021 Honda Freed is a compact minivan that looks attractive and modern. This model is sold in Japan and in other Asian markets. The highlight of the 2021 Freed lineup is the new trim called Crosstar that offers crossover-styling. This model features unique styling thanks to the new grille and as well as revised bonnet. Also, it features black plastic cladding on the side skirts.
However, on the base model, we can see some modification of the front bumper and it now hosts refreshed lower grille. If you didn’t know, the Freed Minivan is sharing the same platform with the current Honda Fit/Jazz model. Besides, other noticeable changes include bumpers with skid plates, roof rails, stylish alloy wheels, LED fog lights, as well as grey-painted door handles and mirror caps.]
New color options are available this time. Moreover, there are precisely five on them. The manufacturer offers Premium Crystal Orange Metallic II, Silver Mist Green, Platinum White Pearl, Super Platinum Grey, and Midnight Blue Beam.
Cabin Is More Spacious
Inside, the new 2021 Honda Freed offers the same styling as the predecessor. Of course, some updates happened and the interior gains a unique dashboard. Moreover, we can see that manufacturer used imitates walnut as well as new upholstery options. Like before, Honda Freed offers a very spacious cabin. Generally, this Minivan has three rows of seats and room for six or seven occupants. Honda Sensing safety suite as standard on all models now.
Safety-wise, this model is including autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and pedal misapplication prevention system.
2021 Honda Freed Powertrain Specs
The new 2021 Honda Freed beside great design provides potent engines. Basically, this model host the same powertrain as its predecessor. There are two engines available and both ones provide not so good output. The manufacturer used a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit that produces 129 PS (127 HP). This mill is used under the base model.
The next powertrain uses a hybrid system. Like the current model, the new Freed consists of a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid powertrain that makes combined 110 PS (108 HP). The battery of the hybrid model is under the floor and thanks to that, it shouldn’t cut interior space at all. Besides, the base model is paired with CVT, while optional hybrid works with a 7-speed DCT. Both units come standard with FWD, while AWD can get optionally.
Release Date and Price
The release date of 2021 Honda Freed will happen this year. According to the company, this model will be firstly available in Japan. From what we heard, the base model could start from 1,997,600 yen, which is ($18,420) for the base six-seater model powered by the 1.5-liter gasoline engine.