2018 Honda Vezel (HR-V)

  • 11th June 2018 by SGDriver
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The 2018 Honda Vezel (2018 Honda HR-V) is now on sale in Japan. The update brings minor design revisions and equipment changes to the SUV.

The 2018 Honda Vezel (2018 Honda HR-V) offers more comfort and higher fuel economy.

At the front, the 2018 Honda Vezel features a more upright upper grille that flows into the new LED headlamps, sharper bumper, new fog light housing and revised lower grille. The new front-end looks a little more dynamic, mainly because of the revisions to the headlamps and the bumper, but there are no drastic changes. At the rear, a thin chrome strip connects the tail lamps.

Honda too has changed the shape of the front seats to improve comfort and introduced a new 7-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system that features not only navigation and voice control, but also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Honda Sensing, previously unavailable in the basic grades, is now standard. False Backward Start Prevention and Auto High Beam, which are available even in the tiny Honda N-Box, are still excluded from the list of functions of the Honda Vezel’s Honda Sensing safety suite, though.

The 2018 Honda Vezel is available with 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-VTEC (petrol+electric) hybrid engines carried over from the old model. The maximum power and maximum torque figures have remained unchanged, but Honda has made changes to make the drive more comfortable and efficient.

In the hybrid model, the company has returned the Sport Hybrid i-DCD system to provide smoother acceleration and smoothed out the brake feel. In the petrol model, it has added vibration damping material and reviewed the fuel pump inside the engine to make the cabin quieter. Reduced cam chain friction has increased the fuel economy (JC08 mode) from 20.6 km/l to 21.2 km/l.

The 2018 Honda Vezel (2018 Honda HR-V)’s infotainment system offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Vezel is a very affordable and reliable car and for the price you pay for one in Singapore, it does come with lots of electronics found in more expensive models.

However, if you want to be mistaken for a Grab driver in Singapore, we recommend you look for the alternatives out there.