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|
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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.