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Honda has updated its HR-V crossover with noise cancelling technology

Deliveries of the updated Honda HR-V begin in October.

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HONDA HAS REVEALED its updated HR-V, saying that it is “its most sophisticated subcompact SUV to date”.

The Honda HR-V first generation model was produced from 1998 to 2006. Then there was a ten year hiatus before the second generation hit the roads in 2016. But now it is time to refresh the Mk2 HR-V for the 2019 model year.

The updated HR-V gets tweaked exterior styling in the shape of a new, high-gloss dark chrome panel that replaces the old black-and-chrome combination above the grille. The front bumper gets deeper air intake sections that house circular fog lights, and the headlights now have projector lenses with redesigned LED daytime running lights as standard.

Around the back, the dark chrome finish across the tailgate mirrors the new trim at the front, and the rear lights sit within darker lens casings.

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Honda will offer a choice of eight exterior colours for the 2019 HR-V, including the addition of Midnight Blue Beam Metallic, which is available on other Honda models.

The HR-V retains its versatile cabin thanks to Honda’s Magic Seat system and the front seats have been redesigned to provided enhanced overall support. The standard fabric upholstery now uses a higher-quality material, while top spec models get a full leather interior as standard.

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Cabin refinement has been improved with the addition of greater levels of insulating material around the car, including around the front bulkhead and wheel arches, the boot structure, and both front and rear door panels.

Depending on trim level, the 2019 HR-V will also be equipped with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) for the first time. ANC is designed to reduce low-frequency noise in the interior by monitoring for such noises using two in-cabin microphones, and then cancelling them out with precisely-timed ‘reverse phase’ audio signals through the speakers.

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From launch, the updated HR-V will be available with the 130hp 1.5-litre i-VETC normally aspirated petrol engine mated to either a six-speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox.

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In the first quarter of 2019, there will be the option of the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine (the same engine in the Civic range) and there will also be a 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo model,

Production of the updated HR-V has started with the deliveries commencing from October of this year.

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