In the coming year, Honda India plans to release three new vehicles, two of which will be sport utility vehicles (SUVs). However, the company is likely to drop diesel models from its Indian range.
It has been some time since Honda India introduced a new product to the market, but rumours are strong that the Japanese automaker will debut three new models in the nation in 2019. Discover everything you need to know about the forthcoming Honda automobiles in India right here.
1. New Honda Compact SUV
It has been reported that Honda is developing a new small SUV to succeed the WR-V in India. The tiny SUV would likely share its foundation with the new Amaze and its engines with the Honda City sold in India.
The Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, and Maruti Brezza will all have to work hard to keep up with this new SUV. Features-wise, this new SUV will include things like automated climate control, push-button start, a touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, and more. The 1.5-liter gas engine is a near certainty, and a powerful Hybrid engine choice is also possible.
2. New Honda Mid-size SUV
To compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Honda is said to shortly release a new mid-size SUV. It has been speculated that the new SUV would use the same platform as the Honda City 5th generation and will offer both a 5-seater and a 7-seater configuration.
It’s also likely to use the same powertrain choices, however, a strong-hybrid model possibly driven by a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine with e: HEV technology is possible. A huge sunroof, digital instrumentation, a chilled glovebox, push-button ignition, smartphone integration, automatic climate control, and more will all be included in this new SUV.
3. Honda City Facelift
Mid-life revisions to the exterior design, amenities, and powertrain options of the current-generation Honda City are planned to arrive in the latter half of 2023. It competes for head-on with the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Virtus, Skoda Slavia, and Maruti Ciaz in India.
Based on the available information, the updated City will likely not be available in diesel form and would instead feature only a petrol and potent hybrid powertrain. Honda is yet to release any other information.
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