Cebu City, Philippines—Honda Cars Cebu Inc. (HCCI) launched on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the all-new HR-V subcompact crossover at its dealership along A. Soriano Avenue at the North Reclamation Area here.
The next-generation HR-V is available in two variants, the base model S and the top-spec V. The S variant will carry a 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine while the V gets a 1.5-liter VTEC turbo engine. Both will be paired with a continuous variable transmission (CVT).
Outside, the HR-V looks sleeker than its predecessor that was launched last June 2015.
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Up front, the all-new HR-V boasts of sleeker headlights paired with an aggressive sporty grille that carries the Honda badge.
Just like its previous edition, rear door handles are still integrated on the C-pillar for that two-door illusion. It complements the sloping roofline that gives the crossover a coupe look.
Its exterior is topped off with unified taillights for a modern look at the rear.
The highlight of the HR-V, according to HCCI officials, is its safety features that boast of the “Honda Sensing,” which will be available in both variants.
This system gives the subcompact crossover a host of driver-assist and safety features such as a collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control with low speed follow, lane-keeping assist system, and road departure mitigation system with lane departure warning, auto high-beam, and lead car departure notification system.
All these are in line with Honda’s goal for a collision-free society by 2050.