2019 Honda HR-V Redesign, Changes, Release Date – The Honda HR-V has been a pretty good seller since debuting for 2016. Its tiny footprint, roomy cabin and huge cargo area have all helped make it a great buy. We expect its popularity to extend into the 2019 model year, which is when we could see a mid-cycle refresh. Though official details are not available yet, we could see the HR-V getting a nice freshening in its fourth model year. This would go right along with the typical lifespan of a crossover. If this proves true, expect the HR-V to retain most of its general styling. Expect changes to its headlights, fog lights, fenders, hood, and bumpers to help make it look new. Refreshes generally don’t have too much effect on the interior, but there are a few issues that Honda needs to address inside the HR-V. Ideally, we would expect to see revised front seats with a little more support, an updated infotainment system on upper trims that is easier to use, and a little more insulation to help keep the noise down a bit.
2019 Honda HR-V Redesign
This is the place where the Japanese automaker shines. The interior is the place that they concentrate the most and that is why you will be glad to hear that the interior of the 2019 Honda HR-V will host very upscale leather and fabric materials in grey, and black color. The comfort will not be questioned because you will be offered very high seats, bolstered on the side offering excellent visibility, as well as safety, plus they will be heated and ventilated(depending on the trim you chose).The dash will be familiar and it will show three-cluster instrument panel with bright blue backlight. The center stack will host a touchscreen multimedia and navigation systems. The AC controls are located below the infotainment unit and it still has that original and prestigious design. What this model also has going for it, besides everything written before,is the huge amount of space for the rear passengers and a huge trunk space that has around 453 liters. As for the safety side, the 2019 Honda HR-V will come equipped with a lot of tech, but the ones that are the most interesting is the very use fulrear-view camera and the lane departure warning system.
Much of the exterior remains the same, but it’s been freshened up to keep it competitive with the growing subcompact crossover class. Seen here in hybrid guise, Honda’s smallest crossover gets a couple of exterior design tweaks including a revised grille, new alloy wheels, redesigned LED headlights, and new LED foglights in the lower front fascia. Even though rumors about the 2019 HR-V facelift have started two or three months ago, our photographers haven’t managed to catch any camouflaged prototype so far. Still, that doesn’t mean the crossover won’t feature anything new. On the contrary, the small SUV will likely get updated end with new bumpers and light graphics. The interior will hopefully host better quality materials and perhaps some new trims. The dash is definitely getting a larger screen because the Japanese car manufacturer needs to follow the latest trends. Since we are talking about the mid-cycle update, don’t expect more space or different footprint. That’s not going to happen for sure because the refreshed crossover sits on the unchanged platform.
2019 Honda HR-V Engine Specs
In a refresh, we’d expect Honda to change nothing about the HR-V’s powertrain. It would likely retain its current 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 141 horsepower, continuously variable transmission and standard front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive would, of course, likely remain an option. If Honda decided to introduce the 2019 HR-V plug-in hybrid it’s going to rely on the same system as the newest Clarity model without any doubt. The car uses a powertrain that combines a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-4 with Honda’s two-motor hybrid system, which draws power from a 17-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. We don’t know how many ponies will deliver the system, yet we are sure it’s going to be able to cross up to 40 miles without any help of the gasoline engine.
2019 Honda HR-V Release Date and Price
As for the price, the 2019 model year is predicted to be somewhat more expensive than its predecessor, but it is normal. The price range will go from around $20,000 – $26,400, depending on the trim you chose and it expected release date is early or middle of 2019.