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Cool tweaks for Honda’s family favourite

Honda has restyled its popular coupé-like HR-V SUV with MPV space and upgraded equipment levels while retaining the car’s typical strengths. HR-V Elegance gets new-look daytime running LED head and fog lamps and 17-inch wheels, while HR-V Comfort gets projector-type halogens and 16-inch alloys; taillight clusters gain a smoked look and new red and blue hues add to white, silver, steel and black. 

Honda’s Magic Seat System brings an infinite variety of cabin configurations for unrivalled versatility in a new fabric or leather in the Elegance. Add power windows and mirrors, remote central locking, aircon, cruise control, a multi-function steering wheel and 6.8-inch colour touchscreen infotainment across the range, complete with trip computer, multi-speaker FM-AM stereo via Bluetooth, USB, HDMI or screen mirroring and there’s GPS navigation too. Safety comes courtesy of a tough ACE shell, six airbags, IsoFix and ABS anti-lock brakes with EBD, Brake Assist and Emergency Stop Signal backed up by vehicle stability and hill start assistants.

HR-V retains the choice of 88kW 145Nm 6.3 l/100km 151 g/km CO2 1.5-litre Comfort or 105kW 172Nm 6.8 l/100 km 162 g/km 1.8-litre Elegance i-VTEC engines and CVT transmissions. Price is R355K for the 1.5 Comfort CVT or R420K for the 1.8 Elegance CVT compete with a five-year/200 000km warranty, a four-year/60 000km service plan at 15,000km intervals at your Honda dealer now.