It’s hard to believe that the HR-V is nearing three-years old, having debuted here in Malaysia in February 2015. Just last week though, a partially masked unit of the popular B-segment crossover was spotted making rounds in Petaling Jaya, signalling that a facelift is coming, and soon.

Based on the two photos, Indonesia Automotive Design went straight to the drawing board to give us a glimpse of how the updated HR-V could look like, and it sure does look good! The biggest change here is the design of the headlamps, now featuring the familiar LED reflectors first seen on the top-spec Civic, as well as the facelifted Accord and City.

Also inspired by the Civic is the new chrome strip spanning the width of the bonnet, adding more emphasis to the slimmer headlamps. The same goes for the front grille – it’s slimmer too, although the whole piece is made of a single material, unlike the chrome-on-plastic version we have today. Seen below it are six horizontal slats, stacked in cascading effect.

On the whole, what do you think of this rendering – do you think it looks better then the current version? Share your thoughts with us below.

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