Honda HR-V 2018 facelift leaked again

Updated Sep 28, 2020 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

Just minor changes carry over the facelift version.

Back in December 2017, a disguised Honda HR-V 2018 facelift was spotted testing in Malaysia. For now, a leaked image of this B-segment crossover has appeared on a Japanese brochure.

Many of you might not know that in the home market, its name is Vezel. As a matter of fact, we have been waiting for new changes in the HR-V since late 2013 and we know that those will finally come, albeit late and minor.

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Honda HR-V 2018 facelift leaked photo

A leaked image of this B-segment crossover has appeared on a Japanese brochure

Based on previous spy photos and the leaked image, we can easily realize that the new HR-V now features a refreshed front fascia with Honda’s signature current corporate face adorned by thick chrome bar like what of the Civic FC and Accord facelift. Besides, similar to these two sedans, the said crossover is likewise furnished with full LED reflector headlights.

Underneath the new front grille is a revised front bumper with larger side air intakes. In the 2018 HR-V, egg-shaped intakes which house the fog lamps has disappeared to make room for round units.

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Honda HR-V 2018 facelift spotted in Malaysia

Back in December 2017, a disguised Honda HR-V 2018 facelift was spotted testing in Malaysia

Towards the side, a set of 16-inch wheel might be not strange to the early owners of the HR-V which has then worn 17-inch bi-ton rims.

If everything goes right, the Honda HR-V 2018 facelift will come very soon after its launch in the home country. Just wait and see.

No words on official price but the PH-spec Honda HR-V can be had from P1,260,000. Due to new excise taxes, its price in 2018 has increased marginally. Look at the table below for up-to-date detailed prices.

Honda HR-V 2018 Price in the Philippines
Models 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

Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.

Know more about Honda HR-V 2023

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