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Honda HR-V gets fresh face for 2018

Honda HR-V gets fresh face for 2018 image

Anton Andres / Honda | January 25, 2018 16:18

2018 Honda HR-V dons a (subtly) refreshed front end

With the introduction of the BR-V in late 2016, Honda now turns their attention back to the their other B-segment crossover, the HR-V. It made its global debut back in late 2014 and nearly four years later, it gets a facelift.

Honda has released the first images of the refreshed crossover, which is set to go official by February 15, 2018, according to their Japanese website. For now, Honda is quiet on the details for their revamped HR-V (badged as Vezel in its home market). However, there are key differences to the exterior, particularly at the front.

For starters, it gets a new set of headlights which now employs Honda's LED lighting tech. It is similar in appearance to the all-new Civic and the recently facelifted Jazz, the RS model specfically. The shape of the grill is still largely the same but a thicker bar in the center defines this new model. Rounding up the changes in front are the redesigned foglight housings, which reside in the reshaped front bumper.

At the moment, Honda didn't release more photos of the rear section and interior of the car. It does look like the design of the side profile has been carried over though, while the side sills do appear to have been given a minor tweak. A new set of wheels are also seen on this crossover.

No details on the engine either but the photos the company are showing are of the hybrid variant. Non-hybrid models will be available as well. The Japanese automaker did say that the Honda Sensing safety package will be standard across the range, at least in their home market.

Full details of the Japan-spec car will be revealed by its launch date. Variants and specifications for the rest of the world have yet to be revealed.