Honda HR-V 2018 facelift: Spy shots in Malaysia

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

The facelifted Honda HR-V 2018 will likely receive new grille and LED light.

It has been 2 years and a half since the existing Honda HR-V came to our shores. The current-gen Honda HR-V is due for an update. A couple days ago, a covered-up Honda HR-V was spotted testing in Malaysia, stirring up our hope for a refreshed Honda HR-V 2018 to arrive to the Philippine market some time next year.

Honda HR-V 2018 facelift front spy shot

The grille of the new HR-V will have a more striking design

As can be seen from the spy shots leaked by, the facelifted HR-V features a more striking grille which seems to be set more upright and quite similar to that of the latest Honda Civic. Other noticeable refinements on the outside include redesigned lower apron to accommodate bigger fog lamps and a new multi-horizontal-slat grille instead of the honeycomb mesh of the pre-facelift version.

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Honda HR-V 2018 facelift rear spy shot

The major part of the tailgate is covered off, excluding the reverse camera and the tail lights

At the rear, unfortunately, the majority of the tailgate is under black covers, except for a small part of the reverse camera and the tailights. However, according to what we can see, there are probably new trimmings for the tailgate of the updated HR-V.

Honda HR-V 2018 facelift rendering

An unofficial rendering by Indonesia Automotive Design could give us a hint of what to expect in the refreshed HR-V

In order to satisfy the excitement of car enthusiasts, Indonesia Automotive Design has come up with a rendering based on the two spy shots. Although being an unofficial rendering, it is still worth looking at to have an idea of how the Honda HR-V 2018 facelift could look like.

In the Philippines, the HR-V is priced from P1,249,000 to P1,759,000. Being known as a crossover with decent fuel consumption in both city and highways conditions, the HR-V returns an average of 11.9km/L.

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Please refer to the table below for the full price list of the Honda HR-V 2017:

Honda HR-V 2017 price in the Philippines
Model Price
Honda HR-V 1.8 E CVT ₱1,249,000
Honda HR-V 1.8 E CVT Modulo ₱1,309,000
Honda HR-V 1.8 EL CVT ₱1,359,000
Honda HR-V 1.8 EL CVT MUGEN ₱1,526,000
Honda HR-V 1.8 E CVT MUGEN ₱1,416,000

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