As can be seen from the facelifted Honda HR-V 2018 which has been recently revealed in Thailand, we don't have high hopes to expect significant changes from the new product. Perhaps the most prominent changes for us to recognize come from the front which witnesses the Honda logo is placed on a strong-looking bar.
In the high-spec vehicle comes the new LED headlights which we may recall what’s seen on the Civic. Also, the U-shaped air filter comes wider. The bumper gets revamped while the foglights turn into LED strips.
We don't have high hopes to expect significant changes from the new product
Now speaking of the rear, a connection is made to link the slim chrome with the taillights which are given 2 horizontal LED tubes. Thai-spec will also welcome the RS trim level. Additionally, the top-sporty trim receives 2-tone 5-spoke 17-inch wheels. Still 17-inch rims will be on EL and E grades.
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If putting the EL in comparison with the RS, we can easily see the difference in body paint. While the EL puts on a fully painted body, the mirror caps and the lower portion of the RS has contrasting gloss black. And you can consult the picture below which is of the RS exclusively with Passion Red Pearl coating. Opting for this trim, customers will definitely happy with City Brake Active System, and a panoramic sunroof.
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In the high-spec vehicle comes the new LED headlights which we may recall what’s seen on the Civic
The EL and RS offer LaneWatch and 6 side curtain airbags outnumbering the E with only 4. What’s more, there's a 7-inch touchscreen along with the Walk Away Auto Lock feature which was first introduced in the Civic.
Another thing remained from the standard HR-V is the 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC powertrain which is good for 141 HP and 172 Nm paired with a CVT automatic transmission which comes with paddle shifters. The revamped Honda HR-V 2018 prices start from 949,000 baht (equivalent to around P1,553,000) for the E to 1.119 million baht (P1,831,000) for the top RS spec while the EL asks for 1.059 million baht (P1,719,000).
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A connection is made to link the slim chrome with the taillights which are given 2 horizontal LED tubes
The revamped Honda HR-V 2018 prices start from 949,000 baht (equivalent to around P1,553,000)
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Know more about Honda HR-V 2021
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.