At the launch of the facelifted Honda Odyssey today, Honda Malaysia has announced that it will soon be introducing at least one other new model, with more details to be revealed later on. Although the company provided no clues as to the car’s identity, we can pretty much assume that it will be the facelifted HR-V.

Why do we say this? Because the revised B-segment crossover has recently been revealed in Japan, and the car has already been spotted undergoing testing right here in Malaysia. The HR-V has been very successful for Honda Malaysia – despite being exactly three years old today, it’s still the second most popular Honda here, so it would make sense to update it sooner rather than later.

The facelifted Honda HR-V (left) was spotted undergoing testing here (right) before its unveiling

Changes coming to the HR-V look to be relatively minor, with the front end adopting Honda’s latest corporate face. There’s now a thicker chrome bar for the grille – mirroring the look on the new Civic and Accord – while the upgraded headlight option is now full LED, including the high beam and indicators. The lower air intakes have also been made more aggressive, and feature optional LED fog lights.

Expect the 142 PS/172 Nm 1.8 litre i-VTEC engine and CVT to be retained, but there’s also the small possibility of the Hybrid model to be introduced, following in the footsteps of the City and Jazz Hybrid. Apart from the HR-V, the new tenth-generation Accord could also make its debut here in 2018, although if it does, it will likely only arrive towards the end of the year.