Honda XR-V Compact SUV Facelift Pics Leaked Ahead Of Official Debut


Honda XR-V SUV facelift model gets minor exterior and interior changes along with a new 1.5 L turbocharged petrol engine with 176 PS

Honda is going to introduce facelift version of XR-V SUV in China soon and the pics has been leaked ahead of the debut. The XR-V is basically the HR-V but the company sell both these models in the Chinese market as the former is priced slightly lower compared to the latter. The company introduced the HR-V facelift last year.

The changes for the XR-V SUV facelift model are subtle as the front gets a new bumper with redesigned grille, which took inspirations from the Honda CR-V. The headlamps have been carried over from the current model with integrated LED DRL in it. The front bumper has a silver finished cladding, which gives a wider look for the compact SUV.

The XR-V SUV gets a black plastic cladding running across the body. The side doesn’t get any changes and even the alloy wheels design remains the same. The rear gets a new bumper along with a silver element placed on the lower part of the bumper along with a reflector in the middle. The company has also given an integrated spoiler.


The interior is still under the cover but we are not expecting much change as the HR-V got minor updates only. The company might add some new colour options to spice up the interior along with new features like an updated touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options along with Bluetooth and Aux-in.

One of the major updates for the XR-V is in engine lineup as the company will introduce a new 1.5 L turbocharged petrol engine with 176 PS, which is much more powerful than other engine options. The top speed of XR-V with this engine is 200 kph. This engine is currently not available on the facelift model of HR-V.

The company also offer two petrol engines as the 1.5 L petrol engine produces 130 PS of power and max torque of 155 Nm. The 1.8 L petrol engine puts out 135 PS and 169 Nm. These engines are mated to a 5-speed manual and a CVT gearbox. The next big launch from Honda is expected to be the new City, which is expected to arrive next year in India while HR-V could also be under consideration.