The 2018 Honda HR-V is expected to come refreshed, according to various reports. This mini crossover appeared once again, after almost a decade of brake. As you probably know, original model was launched in late 90’s and it was produced until 2006. Finally, this nameplate is active once again. Last year we saw a second generation of it. New model is now the smallest crossover in Honda’s lineup. If we consider company’s usual production cycle, it is expected that refresh will come somewhere in a about two years. Refreshed model will come mostly with visual changes, while some bigger technical modifications are not expected.
2018 Honda HR-V changes
New generation of this small crossover came last year. New model is an entry-level model, when it is about crossover. It is characterize by attractive look and many advanced technologies. When it is about visual appearance, it is clear that many elements are borrowed from bigger CR-V. In this aspect, most of the changes for 2018 Honda HR-V are expected. However, new model looks very fresh and modern. It is completely adapted to the Honda’s latest design language. So, even in this aspect you should not expect anything radical. The 2018 HR-V will come probably only with some tweaks at the front. We will see maybe modified grille and lighting. At the rear end, it is hard to expect some changes. When it is about interior, changes in styling are not expected, but we could see some new features in offer, or updates of current hi-tech drive-assist and entertainment systems.
2018 Honda HR-V engine
The 2018 Honda HR-V will continue in the same way, when it is about engines. There will be two variants in offer. North American model will come with 1.8 liter inline-four engine, which has maximum output of 150 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes paired with either 6-speed manual transmission or CVT. For the European and some other markets, 2018 Honda HR-V will be powered with 1.5 liter inline-four engine. This unit is good enough for about 120 horses and 115 lb-ft. This engine comes only with manual gear box and it is not available for the U.S. market.
2018 Honda HR-V release date and price
The 2018 Honda HR-V is expected to come somewhere in 2018, but some even predict that refreshed model could come in late 2017. In any case, price is expected to remain unchanged, which means starting price of around 20.000 dollars.