The Japanese manufacturer presented a redesign of its subcompact cruiser coming to Europe in October 2018 with improved atmospheric petrol engine, while the turbo petrol engine will be available in the spring of 2019.
The Honda’s model, which belongs to one of the most competitive but also currently the most attractive car segments, exhibited a minor restyling during which discrete stylistic interventions were performed. The most spectacular om Honda HR-V is the new massive chrome platter on the cooler mask, and the new front bumper with modified air holes and fog lights. The beams are slightly restyled, but are technologically improved, and the daylight LED is different. The new chrome decorative element is also visible on the back, in the position above the registration table. The more expensive versions of the car are available with 17-inch aluminum-wheels modified design as well as with chrome-plated exhaust pipes. In the top Honda HR-V package for 2019, there is a complete LED headlight and a stop light, and the rear light group are slightly dimmed. Customers will be able to choose between one of the eight offered body colors, including the new Midnight Blue Beam Metallic.
The interior is also refurbished, and Honda points out that new seats have been installed that provide better support and greater comfort on longer journeys. New colors and materials are available, and the cabin is additionally sound-insulated. In addition, in the highest package of equipment, the manufacturer offers an Active Noise Cancellation electronic system that partially suppresses the impact of external noise in the passenger compartment. The system works by two microphones in the cabin registered a low frequency noise coming from the outside, and then those sounds are void by the speakers in the vehicle that emits the appropriate audio signal in opposite phase.
In the beginning, the Honda HR-V in 2019 will be available with a 1.5 liter i-VTEC atmospheric petrol engine with 130 hp (96 kW) and 155 Nm at 4,600 rpm. The power is the same as before, but the Japanese manufacturer claims the engine is now more efficient and more economical. For acceleration of 0-100 km / h, it is needed 10.7 s, in version with six-speed manual gearbox, or 11.2 s, if the engine is paired with the optional CVT gearbox. The Honda said that the average factory declared fuel consumption in the combined driving mode was 5.3 l / 100 km and CO2 emissions of 121 g / km. This engine version will be available from October 2018, while from the summer of 2019 customers will be able to order 1.5 l VTEC TURBO for now unknown power, as well as 1.6 i-DTEC diesel.