The 2018 Honda HR-V was spied testing for the first time this week. On the basis of a spy shot, Indonesia Automotive Design has created a rendering of the facelifted Honda HR-V.
The 2018 Honda HR-V’s rendering shows a more prominent ‘H’ logo positioned higher up on the more upright upper grille and a full-width chrome strip running along the bonnet shut line. Also, present are tweaked headlamps with full-LED lighting. Revised bumper and fog lamp housing are also seen in the rendering. The profile should remain largely unchanged, save for newly-designed alloy wheels. Similarly, not much is expected to change at the rear and on the inside.
With the mid-cycle refresh, Honda will make Honda Sensing a standard feature in the Honda HR-V in Japan, where the SUV sells under the original, ‘Honda Vezel’ name. It’s unknown whether Honda plans to make any revisions to the powertrain line-up or improvements to the units currently available. The current HR-V is available with 1.5 L i-VTEC petrol, 1.6 L i-DTEC petrol and 1.5L i-VTEC+i-DCD hybrid (petrol-electric) options.
The facelifted Honda HR-V will go on sale sometime next year. Honda is yet to confirm the HR-V for India, but if it decides to launch it, it would directly introduce the facelifted model. That’s unlikely to happen before 2019, though.
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