Honda is updating pretty much whole lineup in next two or three years. All vehicles will get new parts, engine, design… Compact crossover class is going to be part of this project, with its representative in 2018 Honda HR-V. It has been nearly a year when was the last time we saw it running on the streets as new vehicle, and upcoming updated needs to be surprise. Original model comes from 90’s and last one was launched in 2006. Couple of years ago, Japanese carmaker decided to re-launch HR-V, and now it is part of second generation.
2018 Honda HR-V Engine
Under the hood of the 2018 Honda HR-V will be one of two ready units. Buyers in North America can buy crossover with 1.8-l 4-cylinder unit, which comes paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This combo is good for 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. A CVT transmission is also possible, but it doesn’t change a lot on fuel economy and power. But, other engine does. Smaller 1.5-l I-4 is second choice, and this unit, mated to identical transmission can make 120 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque. Vehicles with second engine will be supplied in the rest of the planet and US purchasers can not buy them.
2018 Honda HR-V Redesign
Even though this is small SUV, 2018 Honda HR-V is incredibly attractive and lots of parts are the exact same as on its significant brother CR-V. Compact vehicle has the most of infotainment system features that exist on other cars and SUVs. Visual appearance follows newest measures in Honda’s design language used for whole household, but no radical changes are going to be applied. Some modest grille modifications, which includes lights are feasible, and interior is going to be updated and enriched with few new features. Drive assist and safety systems are in top level, so all purchasers don’t need to worry about it.
2018 Honda HR-V Price
New 2018 Honda HR-V will preserve the cost at the level of current model, and it is $20,000 for US vehicles with larger engine. European and Asian drivers could get it even more affordable, given that smaller sized drivetrain is used. Price also depends upon transmission system and various extra packages incorporated.