Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is pleased to introduce the New 2018 HR-V updated with modern sporty styling cues and advanced technology features which aim to give customers a stylish capable crossover with flexible utility and convenience elements expected from a Honda. For 2018, the New HR-V will now have a New 1.8 RS Navi variant that will satisfy customers looking for an enhanced sporty compact SUV.
For 2018, The New HR-V now introduces new exterior styling cues. At the front, new features such as a newly designed Front Bumper, Front Grille and Full LED Headlights with Integrated Day Time Running Lights give the New HR-V a signature yet familiar Honda front fascia. At the back, new LED Guide Type Tail Lamps give the New HR-V a more futuristic styling, which not only gives it an up to date look but also makes it more visible on the road. Complementing this updated design is the new 17-inch Sport Black Alloy Wheels, which give the vehicle a more aggressive stance and presence on the road.
In addition to its refreshed sporty exterior, the New HR-V retains its distinct coupe like advanced and sophisticated interior feel with its high center console, which give the driver and passenger that sports car like feel. In terms of features, the New HR-V receives a new 7-inch Touch Screen System now equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for a more intuitive smartphone – infotainment connectivity. Furthermore, the New HR-V is equipped with ULT (Utility, Long, Tall) seats, which allow three different adjustment modes allowing customers to have flexible seat configurations that can be adjusted depending on the customer’s need.
Powering the New HR-V is Honda’s established 1.8 Liter SOHC i-VTEC engine that produces a maximum power of 142 ps at 6,500 rpm and 17.5 kg-m of torque at 4,300 rpm. Mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed based on Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology, the engine and transmission provide responsive performance, acceleration and improved fuel efficiency. Honda’s Eco Assist System, which consists of the ECON mode and Eco-Coaching Ambient Light, helps encourage fuel-efficient driving.
For 2018, a New RS variant will be made available for the New HR-V which gives it an enhanced sporty and sharp exterior design. Outside, the New HR-V RS comes with an RS design Front Honeycomb Grille together with the new LED Headlights. LED Fog Lights are also available exclusively for the HR-V RS and at the side, the HR-V RS receives Dark Chrome Finished Door Handles and Door Trims and a different two-tone 17-inch Alloy Wheel Design specifically made for the RS. And at the back, smoked LED Tail Lamps further enhance the sporty image of the New HR-V RS.
Inside, the New HR-V RS receives additional upgrades which features a Full Leather Interior complemented with Piano Black Accents in the Steering Wheel and Center Console giving the interior a premium upmarket feel. For the RS Variant, the new 7-inch Touch Screen now also comes with a navigation system as standard. Capping off the overall sporty package of the New HR-V 1.8 RS Navi, the Phoenix Orange Pearl color exclusively found in other Honda RS Models will now be exclusively available for this variant of the New HR-V.
To ensure the highest level of safety and customer confidence with the New HR-V, all variants are equipped with advanced and class leading safety features namely the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Brake Hold, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Driver and Front Passenger SRS Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA). The 1.8 RS Navi CVT variant will get additional Side Airbags for added protection for the passengers. With these superior safety features combined, customers are assured with better safety and peace of mind on the road.