2019 Honda HR-V gains Honda Sensing safety suite for the very first time along with cosmetic updates and new features on the inside
Honda is preparing to unleash the upgraded versions of HR-V compact crossover and Pilot SUV in the US market and they have received several improvements on the mechanical as well as styling front with addition of new technologies compared to their predecessors. Both the models will enter showrooms next month and receive a number of connectivity and convenience bits.
A new Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is accompanied by updated Honda Sensing suite. As standard, Honda Sensing will be standard on EX and top-spec variants of the HR-V but it will be available across the range of the eight-seater Pilot SUV as the Japanese manufacturer embarks on a strategy to include the system in all vehicles retailed in the US by 2022.
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The 2019 Honda HR-V has gained Honda Sensing for the very first time and it comprises of safety features such as Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, Collision Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control. The crossover also gets two more trim levels as Sport and Touring give more buying choices to the customers.
They allow for updated exterior, improved CVT transmission, all-wheel drive system, upgraded connectivity options, variable ratio electric power steering and sound deadening, etc. The 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, new Rear Entertainment System with Blu-Ray and streaming video capability, CabinTalk in-car PA system and CabinControl are some of other features available in the new models.
The arrival of Honda HR-V has long been rumoured for the Indian market but no concrete plans from the brand have been known yet. Rest assured, it will likely enter the domestic scene only after the new generation CR-V and the Civic sedan as Honda will strengthen its premium portfolio towards the end of this year with the two popular models.