India-Bound Honda HR-V Facelift Unveiled At GIIAS; Launch Likely Next Year


The Honda HR-V facelift comes with tweaked chrome finished front grille along with new LED headlamps and updated DRLs

Honda HR-V facelift has officially been revealed at 2018 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) and the model already made its global debut earlier this year. The facelift model come with minor changes as the current version is already popular among customers. The Japanese manufacturer is expected to begin sales of HR-V facelift in Indonesia next month.

The Honda HR-V facelift model comes with tweaked chrome finished front grille along with new LED headlamps with updated DRLs. The front bumper is also new and the 17 inch alloy wheels also get a new design theme. At the rear, Honda has given tweaked LED tail lamps and new bumper, which gives a fresh feel for HR-V.

The interior continues same design theme as previous model but the company has given new seats, which are designed to be more comfortable. The touch screen infotainment system in centre console is also updated as it now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for better connectivity along with Bluetooth and Aux-in.

Honda has given lots of features of HR-V, which include climate control, cruise control, push button start, key less entry, sunroof, reverse parking camera with sensors, 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, rear entertainment system with video streaming function, CabinTalk in-car PA system, leather seats and more.

2019 Honda HR-V

The Japanese manufacturer has also focused on improving cabin insulation. The HR-V also comes with Honda Sensing and it comprises of Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, Collision Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise control along with six airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control system and more.

Honda HR-V facelift is powered by same 1.8 L i-VTEC engine producing 141 PS of power at 6,500 rpm and 172 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. This engine is mated to CVT automatic transmission and power is sent to all four wheels. The company has configured the system to provide better traction during slippery surfaces. The HR-V is expected to be launched in India sometime next year.