Guys, The Honda HR-V Just Got an Upgrade

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Honda HR-V

The popular Honda HR-V urban crossover has been upgraded! This latest model features all-new front and rear styling, an enhanced interior and upgraded equipment levels while retaining the core attributes of its predecessor.

The Honda HR-V has become really popular since being introduced locally in 2015. Combining a sleek, coupé-like design with the attitude of an SUV, and the space and versatility of an MPV, proving that the HR-V is an innovative crossover. ‘The Honda HR-V has been a worldwide success since its introduction, establishing a strong position in the ever-growing SUV category,’ says Toshiaki Kusakari, Head of Automobiles at Honda Motor Southern Africa.

The Interior 

The HR-V features Honda’s unique Magic Seat System® for great space utilisation. The model range offers a choice of Comfort and Elegance trim levels – the Comfort version features new fabric designs, while the Elegance gets smarter perforated leather upholstery with double-contrast stitching. Less obvious but significant in overall comfort terms, noise and vibration dampening has been upgraded, further enhancing the HR-V’s already impressive refinement levels.

Design and Colours

The front end of the HR-V model has undergone several significant updates. It now features Honda’s latest ‘solid wing face’, which incorporates an all-new front bumper, a reprofiled bonnet, and redesigned headlights. The more aggressive front bumper design includes a new licence plate garnish, as well as recessed apertures for LED fog lamps now standard on the 1.8 Elegance model. The new headlights feature LED elements and LED daytime running lights on the Elegance version, while the Comfort’s headlights employ projector-type halogen units.

The exterior colours still include White Orchid, Lunar Silver, Modern Steel and Ruse Black and now you can choose from new Passion Red and Brilliant Sporty Blue, too.

Honda HR-V

The Features 

The 1.5 Comfort model retains 16-inch alloy wheels and the 1.8 Elegance is now fitted with new 17-inch wheels. Standard features for both models include electrically operated windows and mirrors, remote central locking, air-conditioning, cruise control, a multi-function steering wheel and a multi-information trip computer.

Both Comfort and Elegance models now feature a 6.8-inch touchscreen display, and functions include Bluetooth-based hands-free calls and audio streaming, extended connectivity via USB and HDMI, and smart device screen mirroring for access to videos, photos and GPS navigation. The 1.8 Elegance model includes a rear-view parking camera linked to the parking sensors to make reverse parking more convenient.


Navigating city life is better than ever in the HR-V, featuring parking sensors and a rearview camera for a more efficient driving experience. It features Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure which ensures passenger safety in a crash along with ABS anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) activation. You can also count on its Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and high-mounted, third brake light. 

The Engine 

The 1.5 Comfort CVT and 1.8 Elegance CVT feature i-VTEC variable valve timing and electronic fuel injection. The Comfort model has a 1 497cc four-cylinder engine with 88kW of maximum power. The 1.8 model has a 1 799 cc four-cylinder engine with power and torque at 105 kW at 6 500 r/min and 172 Nm at 4 300 r/min respectively.

Models and Prices

  • HR-V 1.5 Comfort from R376 700
    HR-V 1.8 Elegance from R445 700

The retail prices include a five-year/200 000 km warranty, a four-year/60 000 km service plan, and a three-year AA Roadside Assistance package. Services remain at 15 000 km intervals. 

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