With the HR-V, Honda entered the subcompact crossover race with the rivals like the Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade and Chevy Trax. The new 2016 Honda HR-V is based on the Fit hatchback and rests bellow the popular CR-V in brand’s lineup. This model features extremely flexible interior and relaxed seats. The HR-V also provides greater fuel economy than many of the rivals and outstanding list of standard features as well. The next version of this model will be the 2018 Honda HR-V which is expected to come with some however not radical changes.
NEW FOR THE 2018 MODEL:
The HR-V is the relatively new model in Honda’s collection and it will enter the new model year with some slow upgrades. Honda hasn’t exposed facts about the new HR-V but relating to some sources, the upcoming HR-V must upgrade technology and safety features. It is also probable that new trim level will undoubtedly be available. Nevertheless, structurally and mechanically, the model must carry on more or less in the same form.
2018 HONDA HR-V: DESIGN
This Honda Fit-based crossover has the styling which stands out from the others in the class. It doesn’t have the same design DNA with the Fit hatchback but it gives several similarities with the larger CR-V. The front fascia is designed in respect with Honda’s latest design philosophy and there we must see just mild changes for the new model year.
The profile side of the model features evident fenders and beltline while the roofline is arched in the way which provides more headroom. For the new model year, the HR-V won’t change from that perspective expect Honda could offer the new wheels set. Other changes could include the new shade options.
Inside, the HR-V may provide a high level of flexibility and the rear seat comfort is among the best in the class. The front individuals will even enjoy in well-shaped and supportive chairs while the driving place and visibility are also great.
The material and quality will also be according to Honda’s high standards and what also probable the Honda will get the new topping trim.
The base versions may include the tilt-and-telescopic tyre, HondaLink infotainment touchscreen, cloth upholstery, etc.
The next EX trim may upgrade with the heated entrance chairs, keyless entry and ignition, automatic weather control, automatic headlights, more speakers, etc.
The leather upholstery, navigation, HD radio and more will undoubtedly be available in the EX-L trim. Nevertheless, as we claimed early in the day, Honda could add the new range-topping trim that’ll contain more lavish features.
What is also expected, 2018 Honda HR-V may upgrade the current level of safety features with increased effective safety aids. We assume at least versatile sail control and disaster braking.
2018 HONDA HR-V: POWERTRAINS
Powering the 2018 Honda HR-V may be the current engine version but Honda might also add a new engine option. Nevertheless, Honda hasn’t announced the new engine option however many sources declare that possibility.
The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine which is currently the only engine option will more than likely reunite in the same form. That model may produce 141 hp and 127 pound-feet of torque. The manual transmission should again be available but the continuously variable transmission will be the better option.
The HR-V will undoubtedly be available with both front- and all-wheel drive. The front-wheel get HR-Vs with the CVT may reunite fuel economy which is among the best in the class with 28 mpg town and 34 mpg highway.
2018 HONDA HR-V: RELEASE DATE, PRICE
The release date of the 2018 Honda HR-V must be that fall. The price may likely a bit larger but the HR-V may remain the price competitive.