Honda Motor announced the launch of the revamped version of its subcompact HR-V SUV, featuring freshened styling, noteworthy powertrain refinements and major connected-car technology upgrades, including available new Display Audio systems with a physical volume knob, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
In addition, the HR-V also benefits from the expanded application of Honda Sensing, which will now be standard equipment on all EX and higher grades of HR-V. The will go on-sale at Honda dealerships on July 24.
Honda Sensing is a more robust system of technologies than key competitors and includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
With the addition of Honda Sensing to the HR-V, Honda's advanced safety and driver-assistive technology will now be available or standard equipment on every nameplate in the Honda lineup, as the company moves toward its goal of 100% standard application of Honda Sensing to all vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2022.
The 2019 Honda HR-V also expands its appeal as a versatile and sporty 5-door subcompact SUV with the addition of new Sport and Touring trims. The freshened SUV also benefits from refinements to its standard Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT) and available Real Time all-wheel drive system, additional sound deadening features and the addition of variable-ratio electric power steering.
The Japanese automaker sources the HR-V for the North American market from two plants located in Celaya, Guanajuato and El Salto, Jalisco.