For the 2019 model year, the Honda HR-V will receive an updated fascia with revised bumper, new radiator grille and different headlights and fog lamps.
Honda had introduced the 2018 Vezel compact SUV for the Japanese market earlier this year. However, the Vezel is available in other countries with HR-V nameplate. The European-spec HR-V comes with slightly different styling and features. It seems like Honda is readying the facelift of the European-spec HR-V, which has recently been spotted testing in Southern Europe. The Honda HR-V is currently the third best-selling model in its category. With new updates, the HR-V aims to regain the top-spot.
The updated model was spotted with minimal camouflage, which suggests that no major visual changes will be on offer. The Honda HR-V will retain the overall profile and dimensions. For the 2019 model year, the HR-V will receive an updated fascia with revised bumper, new radiator grille and different headlights and fog lamps. It is expected to receive slightly revised tail-lights along with new alloys and exterior paint options. Also See – Honda HR-V SUV – Five Facts You Should Know
The American-spec 2018 Honda HR-V is powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 141bhp of power and 172Nm of torque. For transmission duties, the SUV gets a six-speed manual and a CVT automatic in both front and all-wheel-drive layouts. The European-spec Honda HR-V is likely to receive a new hybrid powertrain comprises of 1.5-litre gasoline engine with an electric motor. This engine is expected to replace the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The gasoline version will continue to feature the tried & tested 1.5-litre VTEC engine.
Honda is also considering the HR-V compact SUV for the Indian market. It is expected to arrive in India in 2019-20. This model will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and upcoming Jeep Renegade. The India-spec model is likely to to get a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel and a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. Before this, Honda will launch the new CR-V 7-seater and new Civic sedan in India before the end of this financial year.
Source – Motor1