Honda has decided to redesign almost its entire lineup of vehicles. In the coming years, the auto manufacturing company will be modifying almost every single vehicle in its lineup. One of those cars is Honda HRV, which is scheduled for an overhaul in the near future. Honda is most probably planning to introduce this overhaul for 2019 model year, or maybe even later models. So, as far as 2018 Honda HRV is concerned, it would be wise not to expect a complete redesign.
It was in 1998 when the first generation of this subcompact crossover SUV was initially introduced. At that time, it arrives in the form of a three-door crossover. After eight years of the release of the first generation, production ended, although just for a short period of time. The second generation of this model came in 2015 as the 2016 model.
Since the second generation has been here for just a couple years, there is hardly any chance for a redesign with 2018 model year. So, if you are expected significant changes with 2018 HRV, you will most likely be let down.
Do not expect any revolutionary changes this time around. The second generation is still quite fresh, so apart from minor refreshments, this new model won’t be a major improvement over present HRV. Whatever modifications are included come in the form of few interior changes minor exterior updates.
2018 Honda HRV: Exterior
There are three trim levels of this model, namely LX, EX and EX-L. Each of these trims comes in a wide range of color options including, Milano red, crystal black pearl, alabaster silver metallic, misty green pearl, etc.
Even the exterior color range of 2018 Honda HRV is quite wide, there are only four color options for the cabin. Honda could take a note of this and probably offer more interior color options in future. Dimensions of the model are exactly the same as the previous model. Front fascia might receive a few changes while rear fascia will remain same.
Interior offers a seating capacity for five passengers with enough space for all the passengers. Interior changes are not expected as far as overall design is concerned. Comfortable seats with leather upholstery will be available as well as heating feature, automatic climate control, etc. There might be a few changes on the technology front.
2018 Honda HRV: Powertrain
The engine lineup of 2018 Honda HRV is exactly the same as the previous model. This means that there shall be three engines on offer, one for the American market and other for Europe.
For US customers, a 1.8-liter inline-four engine is on offer, capable of generating 141 HP and 127 lb-ft of torque. 6-speed manual and CVT are the available transmission options.
European customers get a 1.5-liter inline-four engine with 130 hp. A 1.6-liter diesel engine is an alternative and it can produce 120 hp returning also up to 71 mpg.
2018 Honda HRV: Pricing. Release
2018 Honda HRV will release sometime in 2018, with a starting price of about $20,000.