A new-look Honda HR-V has broken cover in the US, with changes to the 2020 model year including increased standard safety equipment for certain grades.
Differences in the US market and Australian-spec HR-V are minimal, but include a 7.0-inch multimedia system on the former that is able to mirror smartphones, whereas the latter misses out on the feature.
From the outside, the new HR-V is distinguished by updated headlights and new bumpers, while the grille and tail-lights are also fresh for the 2020 model year.
Five grades are offered on the US HR-V, the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring, with all grades upwards from the EX now sporting the brand’s Honda Sensing safety suite.
For reference, all Australian-spec HR-Vs come with AEB, but adaptive cruise control is not offered at any grade in the local line-up.
In top-spec VTi-LX form, the Australian HR-V sports forward collision warning, high-beam support and lane-depature wanring.
As before, the US-market 2020 HR-V is motivated by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, producing 105kW of power and 172Nm of toque, paired exclusively to a continuously variable automatic transmission.
Australian HR-Vs use the same powerplant and transmission combination.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineNovember 19, 2019 9:01 am