Honda Japan has released a preview of the upcoming HR-V facelift on its website, ahead of its 15 February debut. The Honda HR-V, as it is known to us, is also called the Vezel in Japan.
The company has not released much information about the facelift, though we can spot that the front of the HR-V has been reworked slightly, featuring a more prominent Honda Solid Wing signature front grille. Additionally, the upper and lower grille deign appears to be refreshed, alongside the new front LED foglights. Elsewhere, we also noticed that the LED headlights appear to be similar to the Civic and City, utilizing reflectors instead of a projector, like the pre-facelift model.
New looks aside, Honda Japan also mentioned that the new HR-V will receive Honda Sensing as standard fitment for all variants.
The Japanese market Honda HR-V is powered by either a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine hooked up to Honda's i-DCD Sport Hybrid system, or a 1.5-litre petrol engine. Under the JC08 test cycle, the Honda HR-V Hybrid is able to deliver up to 27.0 km/L, whilst the regular petrol can deliver up to 20.6 km/L.
Closer to home, Honda Malaysia is expected to introduce the facelifted Honda HR-V later this year, alongside the HR-V Hybrid.