European-spec Honda HR-V 2018 facelift revealed with new engines

Updated Sep 25, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Can't wait for the Honda HR-V 2018 facelift’s official launch!

The European market maybe not the first land to welcome all-new cars but it is often the first destination of improved models all over the world. This now comes true to the Honda HR-V 2018 facelift. The car now gets a new powertrain and a few unmatched features.

Under the hood, the HR-V still remains the 1.5L i-VTEC naturally-aspirated petrol engine. However, when the car is launched in 2019, it will receive 2 new units including a 1.6 L i-DTEC turbodiesel and a 1.5 L VTEC Turbo powertrain.

Honda HR-V 2018 facelift angular front

The European-spec Honda HR-V 2018 facelift has been recently revealed 

The current engine is capable of cranking out 128 hp and 155 Nm of torque, works in a conjunction with a standard 6-speed manual transmission.

Besides, the car also gets timing chains coating and friction-reducing plateau honed cylinder walls which enhance fuel efficiency and decrease long-term wear. As a result, the engine now drinks 5.3 L/100 km and generates 121 g/km, instead of 5.7 L/100 km and 134 g/km as before.

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Honda HR-V 2018 facelift from the top

When the car is launched in 2019, it will receive 2 new engines

Honda HR-V 2018 facelift on the road

The current engine is capable of cranking out 128 hp and 155 Nm of torque

Walking around, the Honda HR-V 2018 facelift now features standard LED daytime running lamps, fresh projector halogen headlamps a dark chrome rear garnish, better front air intakes with circular fog lamps, smoked tail lamps and a thicker dark chrome grille graphic.

Meanwhile, higher-level versions in the European market receive new 17’’ 5-spoke alloy wheels, tube-type LED tail lamps and full-LED headlamps.

Stepping inside, the Eropean-spec Honda HR-V 2018 facelift is adorned with improved sound-deadening material consisting of the boot structure, door panels at the front and rear and the front wheel arches and bulkhead. Some versions will also have Active Noise Cancellation to improve the car’s noise reduction.

Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.

Honda HR-V 2018 facelift rear view

Higher-level versions in the European market receive new tube-type LED tail lamps

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Know more about Honda HR-V 2021

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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