The upcoming launch of the Honda HR-V facelift will see the addition of a new variant, the HR-V RS. It supersedes the previous V grade variant as the new range-topper, complete with unique dark chrome accents and 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.

The big news is the addition of a new Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering system, which will be offered exclusively with the sporty RS. Unfortunately, all details regarding the interior are embargoed, but expect minor changes, especially with seat upholstery and equipment.

Performance-wise, the updated HR-V range will all come with the existing 1.8 litre SOHC four-cylinder engine, producing 142 PS and 172 Nm of torque. Power is channeled to the front wheels through a Continuously Variable Transmission.

Watch the video above to learn what’s new, and find out just how the new advanced VGR system works in our written review here. As usual, let us know what you think of the car in the comments below.