In August 2018, the refreshed Honda HR-V was revealed in European specification. And now we can bring you pricing for this facelifted SUV ahead of its launch in South Africa.
As before, the local range will comprise two derivatives. The Honda HR-V 1,5 Comfort is priced at R354 900 (some R7 300 more than the pre-facelift version), while the HR-V 1,8 Elegance comes in at R419 900 (an increase of R8 500).
The two naturally aspirated petrol engines are unchanged, which means the former's 1,5-litre four-cylinder still makes 88 kW and 145 N.m, while the latter’s 1,8-litre four-pot churns out 105 kW and 172 N.m. Each is again mated to a continuously variable transmission, although Honda says this has been "further improved".
While the Japanese automaker has confirmed its HR-V will at a later stage also be offered with a 1,5-litre turbocharged i-VTEC engine in Europe, it’s not yet clear whether this powerplant will make it to local shores.
In South Africa, six exterior colours will be offered: Lunar Silver, Modern Steel, Orchid White, Passion Red, Ruse Black and Brilliant Sporty Blue.
Standard features on the Comfort model will include 16-inch alloys, manual air conditioning, cruise control and roof rails. The Elegance derivative adds 17-inch alloys, leather upholstery, a leather steering wheel, automatic LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED foglamps, rain-sensing wipers, a reversing camera, rear parking sensors, power folding side mirrors, automatic air conditioning, a smart entry system, an engine start/stop button, heated seats up front, and a tailpipe finisher.
Honda says model-specific upgrades have been made to the upholstery, fabric and finishes. In addition, the Elegance's 6,8-inch touchscreen display system is now standard on the Comfort model, too (which previously made do with a five-inch version).
Both models are covered by a five-year/200 000 km warranty and a four-year/60 000 km service plan (with intervals of 15 000 km).
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