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2018 Honda HR-V Price, Specs and Release Date

The 2018 Honda HR-V has gone on-sale in Australia offering updated styling, improved ride and handling, safety and a new variant, the RS.

The updated 2018 Honda HR-V has arrived in Australia with prices starting from $24,990+ORC. There have been some minor design changes to the outside and inside of the vehicle.

The interior maintains the old car’s practicality via the 60:40 split-fold rear seats that offer 18 different possible configurations (utility mode, tall mode, long mode and refresh mode) to maximise the load-carrying space. With the rear seats in use there’s an impressive 437 litres of storage.

The 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine is a carry-over and offers 105kW at 6200rpm and 172Nm of torque at 4300rpm. It’s mated to a CVT across all variants. If you opt for either the RS of VTi-LX variants then you’ll get steering-mounted paddles which, when activated, offer a ‘seven-speed’ simulated response in ‘S’ mode.

While other variants carry on unchanged, Honda says it has improved NVH on the RS and VTi-LX variants by adding extra insulation to the front and rear fenders, extra boot insulation, improved door lining insulation and increased underbody insulation. The RS also gets bespoke spring and damper rates and a new electric power steering system.

In terms of safety, Honda has made its city-brake active safety system standard across the range; it works up to 32km/h. On the VTi-LX is Honda’s Advanced Driver Assist System which includes forward collision warning from more than 15km/h, lane departure warning, and high-bean support.

Honda HR-V Pricing:

HR-V VTi CVT $24,990+ORC (flat paint) $25,565+ORC (metallic paint)
HR-V VTi-S CVT $27,990+ORC (flat paint) $28,565+ORC (metallic paint)
HR-V RS CVT NA $31,990+ORC (metallic paint)
HR-V VTi-LX CVT $34,590+ORC (flat paint) $35,165+ORC (metallic paint)

Honda HR-V model-walk:


  • 1.8-litre, four cylinder i-VTEC engine with 105kW and 172Nm
  • Earth Dreams Technology CVT
  • Fuel consumption: 6.6 litres/100km (combined urban/extra urban)
  • CO2 emissions: 155 g/km (combined urban/extra urban)
  • City-Brake Active System (CTBA)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tyre Deflation Warning System (DWS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
  • Six airbags (front, side and full-length curtain)
  • Multi-angle reversing camera with fixed guidelines
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (MAEPS)
  • Door mirrors with integrated turn indicators
  • Variable and intermittent windscreen wipers
  • Tailgate spoiler
  • Auto off headlights
  • LED daytime running lights (DRL)
  • LED rear combination lights
  • Illuminated sunvisor vanity mirror (driver only)
  • Cruise control
  • Seven-inch colour touch screen audio system
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Built in Satellite Navigation
  • HDMI port
  • USB connectivity
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Multi-information display
  • Steering wheel controls for audio, Bluetooth and cruise control
  • 12-volt accessory outlet in front console
  • Single-zone climate control air conditioning
  • Electric parking brake with Brake Hold function
  • Power windows with auto up/down for driver and front passenger
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Key fob-operated ‘down- and manual ‘up’ windows
  • Black cloth trim
  • Magic seats
  • Six cup holders
  • Four coat hangers
  • Shark Fin antenna
  • 16-inch alloy wheels with space saver spare

VTi-S adds:

  • Roof rails
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED headlights with auto on/off, dusk-sensing and auto-levelling
  • Rear parking sensors
  • illuminated sunvisor vanity mirrors (driver and passenger)
  • Optical guide-type rear combination lights
  • Front, rear and cargo area 12-volt outlets
  • Smart keyless entry and push button start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped gear knob
  • LaneWatch blind spot camera
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with space saver spare

RS adds:

  • Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Reverse auto tilt passenger mirror
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Black, leather-appointed seat trim and heated front seats
  • Black roof headliner
  • Paddle shifters
  • Leather-wrapped sports steering wheel (RS only)
  • Piano Black body kit (RS only)
  • Black mirror caps (RS only)
  • Black chrome grille (RS only)
  • Dark chrome door handles (RS only)
  • Anti-slip alloy pedal pads (RS only)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with space saver spare

VTi-LX adds:

  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • High-beam Support System (HSS)
  • Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning
  • Rear centre arm rest
  • Bright Chrome door handles
  • Power windows with auto up/down function for all seating positions
  • Auto-retractable mirrors
  • Auto dimming rear-view mirror
  • Security alarm system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Eight-way power adjustable driver seat
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with space saver spare

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