Honda's compact crossover has been refreshed for 2019, headlined by the standard inclusion of AEB and new RS model.
Honda has revealed pricing and specs for its revised HR-V SUV range, set to kick off at $24,990 before on-roads.
There will be four models in the HR-V range: VTi, VTi-S, RS and VTi-LX. Power comes from a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol making 105kW and 172Nm, hooked exclusively to the front wheels through a continuously-variable transmission regardless of trim, as was previously the case.
The base VTi kicks off at $24,990 before on-road costs, and includes LED daytime-running lights, remote keyless entry, single-zone climate control, along with base-model trimmings like a plastic steering wheel and gear knob. Rounding out the standard kit are 16-inch alloy wheels, and the inclusion of city-speed autonomous emergency braking (up to 30km/h).
Jumping to the VTi-S at $27,990 before on-roads adds new 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, rear parking sensors, automatic LED headlights with LED fog-lights, chrome interior trim and push-button start, along with a more upmarket leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear-knob.
Honda has added the sport-styled RS variant (pictured) to the HR-V range from August 1, priced from $31,990 before on-roads including metallic paint. Honda has ditched the VTi-L for the RS, which is designed to deliver a sportier feeling than offered elsewhere in the range with a new variable electric power steering system.
On the outside, there are 18-inch alloy wheels, a black chrome grille and a honeycomb lower grille, black mirror caps, dark chrome door handles, a black body kit and rear privacy glass. Inside, there's leather seats (heated up front), a sports steering wheel and sports pedals, along with the requisite RS badging.
Topping the range is the VTi-LX, priced from $34,590 (+$750) excluding on-roads. It gains chrome exterior trim and a panoramic sunroof, along with niceties like automatic windows, LED interior lighting, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat. Honda offers its Advanced Driver Safety System standard on the top-spec car, with forward-collision warning, auto high-beam, and lane-departure warning.
LaneWatch, which displays the picture from a mirror-mounted camera on the central screen when the driver flicks on their indicator, is standard from VTi-S upwards. Regardless of model, there's a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with built-in satellite navigation. Smartphone mirroring isn't featured, unfortunately.
The revised HR-V line-up will be in dealerships from August 1.
2019 Honda HR-V pricing
- HR-V VTi - $24,990
- HR-V VTi-S - $27,990
- HR-V RS - $31,990 (including metallic paint)
- HR-V VTi-LX - $34,950
All prices exclude on-road costs.
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