Honda HR-V 2018 facelift to come in Malaysia soon?

Updated Sep 28, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

To your eyes, which model will come next?

The refreshed Honda Odyssey 2018 came in the Philippines back in November last year. However, in our neighboring country Malaysia, today is its debut. At the same time, Honda Malaysia also revealed that at least one other new Honda would likely follow the Odyssey MPV, but we did not know the exact model. Some rumors assume that it could be the Honda HR-V 2018 facelift.

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Some rumors assume that the Honda HR-V 2018 facelift will come soon

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Based on the fact that this B-segment crossover has so far been introduced in the home country and it has also been spotted testing on the Malaysian roads, the presence of a new HR-V is fairly reasonable, not to mention the vehicle’s spectacular success in this market.

Honda HR-V 2018 facelift on the road

The presence of a new HR-V is fairly reasonable

Speaking of the facelifted Honda HR-V, changes on the exterior are subtle. The brand’s latest corporate face at the front fascia includes a new grille with a thicker chrome bar seen on the new Accord and Civic, alongside revised LED headlamps with high beam and indicators. A more aggressive look is manifested by lower air intakes. Plus, LED fog lamps will be served as optional feature.

>>> Related: Complete guide to the current PH-market Honda HR-V

Honda HR-V 2018 facelift spotted in Malaysia

A hybrid version would join the lineup like the case of the Jazz and City

As speculated, the Honda HR-V 2018 facelift will run a 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine paired with a CVT. Besides, there is also little doubt that a hybrid version would join the lineup like the case of the Jazz and City.

According to latest car news, the 10th-gen Honda Accord 2018 will also be rolled out in Malaysia this year.

Honda HR-V 2018 price in the Philippines
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

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