Honda, Japanese automakers have never taken a break in making modifications to satisfy their customers, especially in the competitive automotive industry. Honda mapped the crossover segment size HR-V as a sporty yet multi-functional vehicle concept.
Short flashback to the rear, the generation that became the forerunner SUV Crossover subcompact-sized Honda released in 1998, at that time SUV Crossover subcompact-sized comes with a 3-door view. Then as time goes by and market SUV Crossover subcompact-sized is quite improved as well as market analysis, Honda Launch the Second Generation by offering the concept of SUV that has 5 doors. HRV is released on the market in 2014. Approximately a few years ago HR-V’s latest model is present in the automotive market, to satisfy this type of crossover SUV car enthusiast, 2018 is a long-awaited moment for HR-V which is a small sibling CR-V for provide a different look to satisfy consumers.
The HR-V architecture is built using the architectural concept underlying the Honda Fit. Among the three variants of the Honda SUV, the HR-V is the smallest SUV type available in three trims: LX, EX and EX-L.
2018 Honda HR-V Exterior
Some exterior changes will be present at the 2018 Honda HR-V update, this is reinforced by some rumors circulating in the market.
It has a 17-inch wheelbase dimension, changes to wheels, front design and different tail lights by pairing modern LED lighting, as well as some adjustments will be made to give the 2018 Honda HR-V new look rather than the previous model, giving the impression of a more muscular car, Crossover SUV lovers will feel the design of Honda HR-V which has a sense of design that is close to CRV.
2018 Honda HR-V Interior
Interior HR-V comes in a color version that is less varied, black and gray color still dominates the interior of this car. It is expected that more varied colors can be present in select variants. There is enough room for passengers along with the goods in the cabin, available space for 5 passengers on the seats, Leather wrapped seats provide comfort for passengers in the car, especially the front seat HR-V is designed enough firm but still provide enough comfort when driving in a relatively long period of time. Lumbar support is a personal addition option because not provided.
Hope that this car will use better material and interior quality and minor update so that there will be new infotaiment system like matching phone pinned on 2018 HR-V which will be released, so the customer segment of SUV Crossover lovers of HR-V get more than other types of competitors .
2018 Honda HR-V Engine
Honda will continue its previous policy by offering an HR-V engine with two different powertrains to different markets, this is often done by Honda so do not be surprised if there are different power units for different markets. For North America pinned 1.8 liter inline-four engines, which have an optimum yield of 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque, still the same as the previous year, with a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). While in European and other markets except the United States, HR-V only comes with a manual transmission and is equipped with a 1.5-liter inline-four engine, with a considerable power output of about 120 horsepower although still less powerful than the American variant, and equipped with 115 pound-feet of torque.
The highest speed that can be achieved should still be about 117 mph while acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is achieved in 9.3 seconds.
Since there are no different changes from the engine side, the powertrain fuel economy is expected to stay the same.
2018 Honda HR-V Release Date and Price Forecast
As for its release date, the 2018 Honda HR-V will be released in the market around the Q3 in 2018. Not difficult to predict the price to be released by Honda for 2018 HR-V. For those of you who are in the vicinity of the United States, the price of 2018 Honda HR-V will be in the range of $ 20,000. As for the European market and others, the price of HR-V will be cheaper. Key rivals for the 2018 Honda HR-V in the crossover SUV segment will include the Mazda CX-3 and Chevrolet Trax.
Note: the picture above is 2017 model year