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.
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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When the car is launched in 2019, it will receive 2 new engines
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.
Higher-level versions in the European market receive new tube-type LED tail lamps
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