2020 Honda Freed Gets Facelifted In Japan, Gains SUV-Style Crosstar Version

The Honda Freed is a compact minivan sold in Japan and a handful of other Asian markets, and the Japanese car maker is now giving it a refresh.

Sharing the platform with the current Honda Fit/Jazz, the second-generation Freed has just received a facelift which will be made official next week at the Tokyo Motor Show. The highlight of the 2020 Freed lineup is the addition of the crossover-style Crosstar model which features unique styling elements.

Those include the front grille, bumpers with skid plates, roof rails, alloy wheels, LED fog lights, as well as grey-painted door handles and mirror caps. The Freed Crosstar also features black plastic cladding on the side skirts. Inside, the Honda Freed Crosstar gains a unique trim on the dashboard that imitates plywood and a special upholstery with a “digital” pattern.

Also read: Honda Freed Modulo X Gives The Little Minivan A Sportier Edge

2020 Honda Freed Crosstar JDM-spec

Normal 2020 Honda Freed models new grille as well (albeit smaller than on the Crosstar), a revised bonnet, and a new front bumper with a refreshed lower grille. The interior gains a new dashboard trim that imitates walnut as well as new upholstery options.

All models now get the Honda Sensing safety suite as standard, along with a new function that prevents drivers from unintentionally reversing the car and hill descent control. In addition, the adaptive cruise control function has been revised to provide a smoother feeling during acceleration and deceleration.

2020 Honda Freed Crosstar JDM-spec

The engine lineup remains the same and includes a 129 PS (127 HP) 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit and a 110 PS (108 HP) 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid powertrain. The former is mated to a CVT while the latter works with a 7-speed DCT. Both units can be had with FWD or AWD.

Prices in Japan start from 1,997,600 yen ($18,420) for the base six-seater model powered by the 1.5-liter gasoline engine. The versatile Freed is available as in four-, five-, six- and seven-seat configurations.


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  • Knotmyrealname

    That’s a pretty elaborate system for the disabled!

    • Joe

      It’s a peculiarity of the JDM market, most models are available with at least some form of disabled/elderly assistance like the ones shown. I guess it’s perhaps a direct result of their ageing population.

  • xrnzaaas

    So in the cheaper versions you get a plastic cover instead of an infotainment system?

    • Mr. Viscous

      Frankly, That looks like a bad photoshop job, nothing else.

      • I bet your parents designed you in MS Paint, because they couldn’t afford Photoshop!

  • Nexus7

    Let me shout into the void to no avail – bring it here!!!

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