Honda introduced the updated crossover HR-V for EuropeAugust 13, 2018
The Japanese company Honda told when fans of the brand expect to start the European sales of the advanced HR-V.
The company Honda presented an updated version of the compact crossover HR-V. This is a modification of the “refreshed” model, created specifically for the European car market. It is known that the start of sales of the modernized cross is scheduled for October this year.
Production of new cars has already begun, but the prices for restyling HR-V for Europe are still kept secret. The first to test a new crossover after the upgrade was the motorists of Japan. Here the model, bearing the name Vezel in the local market, went on sale in early 2018.
The exterior of the European version of Honda HR-V has undergone the same changes as the new generation of the model in other countries. The compact crossover has received new bumpers, a modified grille, an extended color palette, trendy 17-inch wheels and geometric LED lights made in the Acura style. Also the improved SUV received an additional portion of chromium. In particular, it is a chrome trim for the rear lights.
At first, Europeans will be offered an improved 1.5-liter gasoline turbo with a maximum output of 130 horsepower. Such an engine from Honda’s engine line is combined with a 6-speed manual transmission or variator. Crossover with a fundamentally new engine will appear on the European market not before the spring of 2019. It is known that this will be a gasoline engine VTEC Turbo with a working volume of 1.5 liters. The maximum power of the power unit the manufacturer does not announce. The similar motor works under a cowl CR-V where confidently gives out 175 hp. A 1.6-liter diesel will also be available.
The interior of the updated crossover will not become a big surprise for European fans of the brand. HR-V received modified chairs, differing from their predecessors with better upholstery and new outlines, as well as a modern audio system and improved noise insulation. Another gift from Japanese designers – a new color with poetic names “Midnight Blue Beam”, it will complement the standard color scheme of the body painting, now consisting of eight shades.
Recall earlier reported that the updated Honda Pilot and HR-V 2019 model year presented to American motorists.