European-spec Honda HR-V 2019 launched at 2018 Paris Motor Show

Updated Sep 24, 2020 | Same topic: 2018 Paris Motor Show

The Honda HR-V 2019 is powered by a 1.5L naturally aspirated engine.

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

Honda HR-V 2019 front view

The new HR-V gets subtle tweaks

Honda HR-V 2019 angular front

 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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Honda HR-V 2019 angular rear

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.

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Honda HR-V

The Honda Cars Philippines Inc. introduced its new-generation subcompact crossover Honda HR-V for the local market. The crossover is configured to suit the comfort of a sedan, confidence, and toughness of an SUV. Its name stands for High Rider Vehicle. It served as an all-around coupe for individuals looking for a vehicle with high ground clearance, excellent road visibility, and complete safety features. It is also equipped with massive cargo space, wide tailgate, and similar Utility Long and Tall (ULT) seats established on the Honda Jazz that enables it to configure the cargo when loading or unloading highly. The new Honda HR-V is developed based on the concept of the brand's "Dynamic Cross Solid," making it acquire SUV-like lower body and strong cues of coupe-like 'aero-cabin' on the outside. At the front, the Honda HR-V comes with a solid wing face design with unified lights and grille, LED dual projector headlights, and LED daytime running lights (DRL). Standard sporty 17-inch alloy wheels are found across the range as well. In addition, the car's 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine that can be found under its hood produces a maximum 141 hp power output and torque power of 172 Nm.

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