Honda Prospect Motor, the Indonesian subsidiary of Honda, has launched the 2018 Honda HR-V (facelift) at the ongoing GIIAS 2018. Prices for the updated SUV are set at 279 million IDR (INR 13.22 lakhs) for the base S-MT variant and extend up to 395 million IDR (INR 18.72 lakhs) for the top-end 1.8-liter CVT variant.
Changes on the outside are minimal and the 2018 HR-V sports the brand's signature wing grille and Honda logo with a new honeycomb mesh pattern for the upper portion, a sharper bumper and full-LED headlamps. A panoramic sunroof is now available on top-end variants as are new 17-inch alloy wheels. Honda has also introduced a new colour called 'Passion Red Pearl', and finally, there’s a new chrome strip linking the taillamps.
Inside, designers have changed the shape of the front seats to improve comfort and introduced a new 7-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system that features not only navigation and voice control but also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Indonesian-spec model also gets technologies like Honda LaneWatch Blind Spot Display and CTBA (City-Brake Active System) autonomous emergency braking system which were earlier available only on Japanese and European spec HR-Vs.
Two engine options are available on the HR-V in Indonesia: a 1.5-liter i-VTEC and 1.8-liter i-VTEC both four-cylinder petrol engines. The former develops 120 PS and 145 Nm of torque while the latter makes 139 PS and 169 Nm of torque. Aside from the base S-MT which gets a 6-speed manual gearbox, the variants use a CVT.
According to a report, the Honda HR-V is under consideration for India. If given the green light, it could be launched next year.
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[Source - Autonetmagz.com]