Honda has released the first few images of the facelifted HR-V, which is set to make its debut in Japan on February 15, 2018. The minor change for the B-segment SUV will also make its way to Malaysia, based on disguised mules spotted testing locally last year.

Exterior revisions include a new face that features a thicker chrome bar, bringing it in line with the latest Accord and Civic FC. The latter’s LED headlight design has been adopted by the HR-V as well, while in other parts, there’s a new mesh for the upper grille.

Focusing on the lower apron, we see a new look for the intake as well as the fog lamp enclosures that now come with LED fog lamp strips. Based on an earlier leaked image, lower variants will likely get round-shaped halogen ones instead.

In terms of equipment, the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assist systems will be made standard on all variants sold in Japan. The powertrain line-up will continue to include hybrid and petrol options, with varying trim levels available.

Based on past experiences, we should be seeing and getting the HR-V facelift very soon after Japan, if not the same time or earlier. Just a few more days till all is revealed, but do you like what you see so far?

GALLERY: Current Honda HR-V