Back in January, Honda Cars Japan disclosed the Honda HR-V 2018 facelift, which is named “Honda Vezel” in Japanese market. For now, the company has revealed more information about its updated Jazz-based crossover.
Back in January, Honda Cars Japan disclosed the Honda HR-V 2018 facelift
As informed in our previous articles, Honda has done the exterior up, especially in the front fascia. Remaining the existing design language, but the façade currently receives a thicker bar for the front grille. In the meantime, the front bumper corners are more rounded holding new fog lamp housings.
Complementing the front facet look is a pair of reshaped headlights with LED illumination for the top-end variants. Apart from new moldings flowing through the bottom of the car and new wheels designs, there are almost no alterations on the outside.
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Honda has done the exterior up, especially in the front fascia
The crossover gets new moldings flowing through the bottom of the car and new wheels designs
Stepping inside, the design is mostly unchanged too. Visual refinement is just the climate control panel that is tilted more towards the driver. What’s more, the touchscreen is now compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Particularly, you can opt for new interior trims, including bi-tone option.
Stepping inside, the design is mostly unchanged too
The touchscreen is now compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
In the home country, driving the upgraded Honda HR-V is a 1.5L 4-cylinder direct-injection engine mustering 110 PS and 134 NM. Further, the Sport Hybrid i-DCD system seen in the Honda Jazz and City Hybrid models will likely be offered with a supposed total output of 137 PS and a max torque of 170 Nm.
Speaking of Philippine-spec model, it is said that the Honda HR-V 2018 facelift will run the same 1.8L engine from the pre-facelift model, working in conjunction with a CVT. Will the local-spec HR-V come into features from the Japan-mode vehicle? Just wait and see. Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.
|Model||2017 SRP||2018 SRP||Difference|
|Honda HR-V 1.8 E CVT||P1,249,000||P1,260,000||P11,000|
|Honda HR-V 1.8 E CVT Modulo||P1,309,000||P1,430,000||P121,000|
|Honda HR-V 1.8 EL CVT||P1,359,000||P1,480,000||P121,000|
|Honda HR-V 1.8 EL CVT MUGEN||P1,526,000||P1,634,000||P108,000|
|Honda HR-V 1.8 E CVT MUGEN||P1,416,000||P1,537,000||P121,000|
>>> Related: Complete guide to the current PH-market Honda HR-V
Know more about Honda HR-V 2023
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.
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