What exactly are you getting with the 2018 Honda HR-V?

We drive the RS variant to find out
by Drei Laurel | Sep 5, 2018
CAR BRANDS IN THIS ARTICLE
CAR MODELS IN THIS ARTICLE

So, just like the Mobilio and Jazz before it, the Honda HR-V has received a new 'RS' variant alongside a refresh. It's a nice-looking crossover for sure, with its cool bodykit and Phoenix Orange paint finish--but what exactly else are you getting with it?

For starters, you're getting a new-look grille and headlight designs up front, as well as new five-spoke wheels down low. As you move on to the interior, you'll also notice a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system courtesy of Kenwood, too.

During his time behind the wheel of the Honda HR-V RS for our August Launch Pad shoot, Top Gear Philippines writer Ian Magbanua described the vehicle as "a good crossover to get playful in."

"There's a good amount of oomph in the 1.8 engine which tops out at around 140hp. Compared to its competitors, I think the HR-V fares well," Ian says. "It's got good handling, good visibility from the driver's seat."

He does note that headroom is a little on the tight side, but judging by Ian's initial assessment, the refreshed HR-V looks like a crossover that's definitely worth checking out. Want to see more of this vehicle? Press play on the exclusive Launch Pad video above.

Shot at Vermosa Sports Hub, Imus, Cavite

Also Read

WE RECOMMEND
MORE FROM THE SUMMIT MEDIA NETWORK
SPONSORED CONTENT
  • Quiz Results

  • TGP Rating:
    /20

    Starts at ₱

    TGP Rating:
    /20
    Starts at ₱