Honda HR-V 2018 facelift is on its way to the Philippines

Updated Oct 13, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Philippine market will witness the launch of Honda HR-V 2018 crossover in August.

According to Honda Philippines, the restyled model of Honda HR-V 2018 will be rolled out on 23rd August. However, official announcements regarding its specifications have not been made yet.

Honda HR-V 2018 facelift was already released in Thailand but we can’t be sure whether Philippines-spec HR-V version bears much resemblance to it or not.

Trailer of Thai-spec Honda HR-V

For Thai market, the subcompact crossover undergoes mainly aesthetic changes including redesigned wheels, some subtle modifications in fascia, a new pair of headlights and foglamps as well as a restyled grille. This model also employs 1.8L i-VTEC engine to produce max speed of 141 hp and peak torque of 172 Nm.

Till now, Honda gives almost no clue about the upcoming crossover for our country apart from a photo of the car upper part with the highlighted slogan: “Drive your desire.”

The latest subcompact crossover arriving in the Philippines were Suzuki Vitara last year and Hyundai Kona earlier this year. For the moment, you can have a look through Honda’s hint and imagine your desirable facelift.

Honda HR-V 2018 facelift poster

Honda HR-V facelift revelation

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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