The updated Honda HR-V goes on-sale in August priced from $24,990+ORC boasting more kit for the coin.

LAUNCHED BACK IN 2015, the Honda HR-V has been updated and will go on-sale in August. There are now four model grades in the line-up, the VTi (from $24,990+ORC), the VTi-S (from $27,990+ORC), the RS ($31,990+ORC), and the VTi-LX (from $34,590+ORC).

Honda Australia Director Mr Stephen Collins, said “The HR-V is one of the best cars we have brought to Australia in the last decade.  Since launch it has consistently been in the top three of private sales for the small SUV segment year-on-year and we believe it to be the most complete small SUV available. The introduction of a new RS grade, builds on the Honda DNA of sporty styling and world-class engineering while ensuring there is no compromise on the comfort and versatility this car is known and loved for”.

The HR-V features Honda’s clever Magic Seats which can be flipped and folded in 18 different ways, while the boot offers up to 1533 litres of storage space.

The engine is unchanged, a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol making 105kW at 6500rpm and 172Nm of torque at 4300rpm with a combined fuel consumption of 6.9L/100km. A CVT is the only transmission available.

The entry level VTi offers LED daytime running lights, remote keyless entry, auto climate control single-zone, emergency stop signal, customisable speed alarm, electric parking brake with brake hold and tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel. 

The VTi-S gets new designed 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, rear parking sensors, LED front fog lights, LED headlights with auto on/off functionality, chrome interior finishes, smart entry with push button start and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather gear knob.

The RS variant is all new to the HR-V lineup, replacing the VTi-L, the RS is equipped with a “variable gear ratio steering within the motion adaptive electric power steering, translating to a more dynamic and direct ride and handling and overall fun to drive experience”. It has 18-inch alloy sports wheels, black chrome front sports grille, black mirror caps, dark chrome door handles, honeycomb front lower grille and fog garnish, a piano black body kit, privacy glass on the rear doors and the RS badge.

The VTi-LX offers chrome door handles and a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, power window with automatic one-touch functionality, LED Interior light and LED Map light, auto dimming rear view mirror and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat. The VTi-LX also comes standard with Honda’s Advanced Driver Assist System featuring forward collision warning, high-beam support system and lane departure warning. Honda’s City-Brake Active System is standard across the range as is LaneWatch from VTi-S upwards. All grades are equipped with a multi-angle reversing camera.


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