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2019 Honda HR-V crossover facelift unveiled, to be powered by 1.5-litre i-VTEC

Team OD  /
14 Aug 2018 13:28:10 IST

Honda has updated the HR-V crossover with a design update for the European market. From the looks of it, one can see that the 2019 facelifted 2019 Honda HR-V crossover does not look much distinct than the outgoing model. The most prominent change that the crossover has received is a chrome treated grille instead of the gloss black on the previous offering, The generous chrome treatment done on the front of the 2019 Honda HR-V might receive mixed reactions but then we are sure the Europeans will have a way around it. The 2018 Honda HR-V is one of the six new models Honda will bring to India

The generous chrome treatment done on the front of the 2019 Honda HR-V might receive mixed reactions but then we are sure the Europeans will have a way around it.

In terms of design, the 2019 Honda HR-V crossover has got redesigned headlights with new projector lenses. Honda has also updated the design of LED DRLs. The crossover has also got a mild tweak in the bumper design that looks a bit sportier than before. The bumper also houses circular fog lamps. The tail gate of the 2019 Honda HR-V too has been updated with a chrome bar over the license plate, similar to the one in the front.  The top-spec trims of the 2019 Honda HR-V get all-LED lights, newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome tipped exhaust and also a darker tint on the rear lights. Honda has also introduced a new midnight blue beam metallic shade that is a part of the eight shades that will be offered on the 2019 Honda HR-V crossover.

The top-spec trims of the 2019 Honda HR-V get all-LED lights, newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome tipped exhaust and also a darker tint on the rear lights.

The cabin of the 2019 Honda HR-V crossover has been updated with more comfortable front seats with better cushioning. The materials used in the trims of the 2019 iteration is believed to be more upmarket and premium than before. The top-spec will come with a combination of leather and fabric seats. Honda also mentions that the NVH of the updated HR-V have been worked upon to offer a quieter ride experience.  Importantly, the more premium variants of the Honda HR-V will come with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) that makes use of two microphones mounted inside the cabin to record the  low-frequency noises. The system then sends "precisely-timed 'reverse phase' audio signals"  through the audio system's speakers to cancel the unnecessary noise inside the cabin.

It is the naturally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol that will be doing the duty under the hood of the 2019 Honda HR-V.

It is the naturally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol that will be doing the duty under the hood of the 2019 Honda HR-V. This unit makes 130PS and generates 155Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. As claimed by Honda, the one takes 10.7s to reach 100kmph, making it half a second slower that its CVT counterpart. The efficiency of this unit has been improved with the reduction of friction between the cylinder bores and pistons. Honda might also get the 1.6-liter diesel that is offered on the bigger Honda, the CR-V. We have already driven the new-gen Honda CR-V and here's our report on it.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 24.4 Lakhs
Displacement
1597cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
120
Max Torque(Nm)
300
Mileage
19.5 Kmpl

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