Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Honda's HR-V Modulo X Bridges the Gap Between Performance and Looks
Honda Access, the genuine accessory line of Honda has been making look-fast parts for various Honda vehicles for quite some time now under the Modulo brand. But now, they’re ready to take the next step with the new Modulo X line.
Designed to bridge the gap between high-performance Hondas (typically those wearing the Type R badge) and dealer-installed accessorized ones, the Modulo X exists as a brand-new trim, complete with aesthetic and performance enhancements which aren’t available as an aftermarket install.
The latest one to receive this Modulo X treatment is the Japanese-market Vezel (the Philippine market HR-V).
The Vezel Modulo X differs greatly from the regular Vezel/HR-V model in that it gets unique bumpers, grille, and wheels—17 or 18 inches depending on the trim. These, fitted with aero garnishes, are said to improve the overall aerodynamic performance.
Inside, the Vezel/HR-V Modulo X adds sporty bucket seats that reduce fatigue during long drives. Moreover, the traditional leather has been swapped for leather/lux suede setup at the front, and leather/ultra-suede at the back.
Performance-wise, the Vezel Modulo X keeps the stock powertrain—this means having either a 1.5-liter hybrid or 1.5-liter VTEC turbo mated to a 7-speed dual clutch or CVT, respectively. However, it does get a sports suspension setup for better handling and cornering performance.
The Vezel Modulo X is on sale just in Honda’s home market of Japan and the price starts at 3.467 million yen (~ P 1.611 million) and tops out at 3.617 million yen (~ P 1.681 million).