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 2023

Honda HR-V

The 2023 Honda HR-V is a subcompact crossover. In the Philippine market, it has two variants. The top-spec RS Turbo CVT is priced at Php 1,739,000. The mid-spec trim meanwhile, is the HR-V V Turbo CVT and it is priced at Php 1,649,000. The entry-level HR-V S CVT meanwhile is priced at Php 1,389,000.

For engines, the HR-V V Turbo and the RS Turbo uses a 1.5-liter engine capable of making 174 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. The HR-V S also uses a 1.5-liter mill, but it is naturally aspirated. In turn, its output is rated at 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. All three trims use a continuously variable transmission sending power to its front wheels. 

Size-wise, the HR-V V and RS are 4,385mm long, while the HR-V S is 4,330mm long. All three come with a width of 1,790mm, and a height of 1,590mm. Both also have a wheelbase length of 2,610mm. The top-spec V gets a ground clearance of 181mm, whereas the HR-V S has more at 196mm. 

Locally, the HR-V competes against the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona, Subaru XV, Toyota Corolla Cross, Ford Territory, among others.  

₱ 1,389,000 - ₱ 1,739,000