The facelifted Honda HR-V has been spotted on Malaysian roads by paultan.org reader Anthony Look, ahead of a possible launch this year. Unlike a previous sighting, this white example is virtually undisguised, although it does look a bit peculiar.

At the back, we see a chrome strip linking the taillights, which is a cue associated with the facelifted model. However, the design of the taillight graphics still follows the pre-facelift HR-V, and differs from tube-type LEDs seen on the Japanese-market car.

Meanwhile at the front, it’s again a bit of mixed bag, with the new daytime running lights being clearly visible to us. Look around, and you’ll realise the facelifted bumper (with new lamp enclosures) is not present here nor is the thicker chrome bar on the grille.

The range-topping variant should come with the new LED headlamp design similar to the latest Accord and Civic, although lower-spec variants now appear to gain LED daytime-running lights. For now, this is likely a mule that is still fitted with a few pre-facelift items, and may not fully represent what we’ll actually get. Looking forward to launch of the facelifted HR-V?

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