The car industry is one of the most competitive industries right now. As the effort by car makers to widen their grip of the market and see their annual unit sales soar through the ceiling, the release of new and sophisticated cars technology has become the order of the day. Car designers are taking some of the previous designs and now making them even better.
Honda, one of the biggest players, is also doing the same. As a 2018 model, the car maker is currently working on the new 2018 Honda HR-V. Even with a few months still remaining before the car is officially introduced to the public, the industry already has started talking, and here is what we should expect.
2018 Honda HR-V – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
From a distance, the car looks much the same as the current models, but a closer look reveals a whole new host of improvements and upgrades. The Honda HR-V 2018 will come with an overall length of roughly 169.1 inches. It is said to come in three levels, LX, EX and EX-L Navi. The bold creases and sloping roofline look nice and even though the car is based on the company’s widely successful Fit Hatchback. The new 2018 Honda HR-V doesn’t look a clone.
As a matter of fact, if you are very keen, you will realize the car has been styled to look much more like the larger sibling CRV. When it comes to color choices, shoppers are going to pick from Milano Red, Ocean Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic and Misty Green Pear. Overall, from the color choices to the way the exterior is going to be presented, this new 2018 HR-V is going to look more attractive than before.
For an industry that has seen car makers fine tune the interiors of their cars, the upcoming 2018 Honda HR-V interior will be touched up with a taste of technology and comfy materials. Plus, other than the elegance alone, the interior is also going to be made spacious enough to comfortably accommodate 5 adults. A 7-inch touch screen is also going to be included, and that is not the only best part; the system is going to be linked with a Smartphone.
2018 Honda HR-V -Engine and Performance
The upcoming 2018 Honda HR-V is expected to continue in the same way as the current model when it comes to engines. There is going to be two variants. The North American model will get a 1.8-liter inline four engine, which will be able to churn out 150 hp and 140 pound-feet of torque.
The engine will be paired with either six-speed manual transmission or CVT. When it comes to the European market and other markets across the world, the car will become fully fitted with a 1.5-liter inline four engine with power output of 120 hp and 115 lb-ft.
2018 Honda HR-V – Release Date and Price
As for the price and release date, the company has not given us any official information. However, it is said the car could hit the market somewhere between late 2017 and mid-2018. Finally, the price is going to remain unchanged ad shoppers should expect to something around $20,000.