Honda has begun the groundwork on introducing an all-new SUV to its India line-up. In keeping with sources, the Honda HR-V SUV will see its India launch someday this 12 months – principally seemingly across the Diwali pageant. Again in October 2017, we reported that the Honda HR-V is predicted to be considered one of six new launches from the model for India, out of which we now have already seen the introduction of the brand new CR-V, Civic and the second-gen Amaze.
Honda has been evaluating the India launch of the HR-V for a while now however, as a result of restricted quantity of localised elements, the mannequin has been a tricky enterprise case for the model. In keeping with firm sources, Honda has lastly determined to make the leap and provides the mannequin a go-ahead for its India launch. The HR-V will sit between the bigger CR-V and the smaller BR-V within the carmaker’s India line-up. Honda will import the SUV by way of the CKD route and assemble the automobile within the nation.
The HR-V for India is more likely to include a 1.Eight-litre petrol engine, much like the one seen on the Civic, mated to a CVT gearbox solely. Moreover, the 120hp 1.6-litre diesel can also be anticipated to make it right here with the HR-V.
The present-gen Honda HR-V first went on sale again in 2013 and acquired its first mid-cycle replace in 2018. India will get a refreshed model of the HR-V that comes with entrance styling much like the CR-V, together with 17-inch alloys, LED headlamps, and tail-lamps with LED bits. On the within, the SUV is more likely to mimic the Civic's infotainment system and different options, together with a sunroof that will probably be provided on the higher-spec variant.
The HR-V is four,295mm lengthy, 1,770mm huge and 1,605mm excessive, and comes with a 2,610mm wheelbase. As compared, the Hyundai Creta is barely shorter at four,270mm, a bit wider at 1,780mm and taller at 1,630mm, and comes with a barely shorter 2,590mm wheelbase. The Honda will get a rounded coupe-like design and comes with a floor clearance of 180mm, whereas the Creta has a extra upright SUV-like design and stands a bit taller, at 190mm floor clearance, which makes the HR-V look smaller than it really is.
In keeping with sources, Honda is more likely to worth the HR-V just under the Civic sedan, which implies a beginning worth of round Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom) may very well be anticipated. Whereas this will not justify the price-to-size ratio for the HR-V, the corporate will market the SUV on the barely larger finish of the phase. This implies it is going to additionally tackle the likes of the Jeep Compass petrol and the upcoming MG Hector petrol, to some extent.
Anticipate extra particulars on the India-spec HR-V to trickle in because the launch nears.