Hottest car news keep flooding the media these days with exciting releases of much-awaited models at the on-going 2018 Paris Motor Show. And here is one of the sweet surprises Honda brings to the event: the all-new European-spec Honda HR-V 2019!
Walking around, the new HR-V gets subtle tweaks. The most significant change at the front fascia is a shiny chrome panel placed above the grille, instead of the sleek black trim of its predecessor. Besides, the front bumper also receives a delicate touch with deeper intakes and circular fog lamps. The headlamps now come with standard LED daytime running lights and fresh projector lenses. Meanwhile, the rear is adorned with a new chrome bar above the license plate to fit the front fascia’s changes.
The updated Honda HR-V 2019 will be armed with newly designed 17’’ alloy wheels and a glossier exhaust with a chrome trim. The higher-level HR-Vs boast full-LED tail lamps and head lamps, plus darker rear clusters. The car will be available with 8 color options.
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2019 Honda HR-V 2018 Paris Motor Show
The new HR-V gets subtle tweaks
The headlamps now come with standard LED daytime running lights and fresh projector lenses
Getting inside, the cabin looks so fresh with series of newly-added features including reshaped front seats with greater support for more comfort during longer trips, a higher-quality upholstery while the costlier HR-Vs has a leather + fabric combo with elegant double stitching.
Especially, the door panels, trunk structure, front bulkhead and the wheel arches are added more sound-deadening material to ensure a quieter cabin while the higher-spec variant will be armed with Active Noise Cancellation which is seen in Honda’s B-segment for the first time.
Under the hood, the European-spec Honda HR-V 2019 is powered by a 1.5L naturally aspirated engine which is capable of dishing out 130 hp and 155 Nm of torque, works in a conjunction with a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission. The i-VTEC unit is also upgraded by reducing amount of frictions between the cylinder bores and the pistons to enhance durability and efficiency.
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The European-spec HR-V 2019 is powered by a 1.5L naturally aspirated engine
According to the latest car news, a thrifty 1.6L diesel engine will be introduced along with the launch of the HR-V in 2019 which will run with a 1.5L turbocharged gasoline powertrain. Meanwhile, the naturally aspirated Honda HR-V will go on sales from this October. Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.