Honda is all set to launch the new HR-V in the Indian Market by the year 2020. The Honda HR-V will sit in between the WR-V and the CR-V in the lineup. The R-V series from Honda has only received a lukewarm response in the Indian market but Honda hopes that it will change with the new HR-V.
When launched, the HR-V will rival against the likes of the Nissan Kicks, the Hyundai Creta and the Jeep Compass. The Honda HR-V is already on sale in many international markets where it is known as the Vezel.
Here we take a closer look at how the HR-V fares against the Hyundai Creta, the most popular SUV in this segment.
Honda HR-V vs Hyundai Creta – Engine Specification
|Engine (Petrol)||1.5L, Naturally aspirated 4-cylinder||1.5L, Naturally aspirated 4-cylinder|
|Power||121 Bhp||130 Bhp|
|Torque||150 Nm||155 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual transmission||6-speed manual transmission|
The HR-V will be powered by a 1.5L, petrol engine which produces 128 Bhp and 155 Nm of peak torque. When compared to the Hyundai Creta’s petrol engine, the latter is also powered by a 1.5L, petrol engine producing 121 Bhp and 150 Nm of torque. The Honda HR-V has just a tad bit better numbers than the Hyundai Creta.
|Engine (Diesel)||1.6L, Naturally aspirated 4-cylinder||1.6L, Naturally aspirated 4-cylinder|
|Power||126 Bhp||118 Bhp|
|Torque||260 Nm||300 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual/automatic transmission||6-speed manual transmission|
Honda might also introduce the HR-V with the 1.6L diesel unit which already does duty in the Honda Civic. The engine produces 118 Bhp and 300 Nm of torque. The Creta comes with two diesel options and the bigger 1.6L unit produces 126 Bhp and 260 Nm of torque. The Creta diesel comes mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Honda HR-V vs Hyundai Creta – Dimensions
|Length||4,270 mm||4,295 mm|
|Breath||1,780 mm||1,770 mm|
|Height||1,630 mm||1,605 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,590 mm||2,610 mm|
In terms of dimensions, the HR-V is slightly longer than the Creta and thus has a longer wheelbase too. However, the Creta sits higher and is wider than the HR-V.
Honda HR-V vs Hyundai Creta – Design
In terms of design, both cars look quite attractive. The Creta has been on Indian roads for quite some time now and its design has been much appreciated. While it may be generic, it has been executed quite aesthetically. HR-V, on the other hand, is quite bold with sharp lines and an angular fascia as we have seen in most Honda cars these days.
On the interiors, both cars are very well loaded with all the convenience features and the dashboard layout of both cars are pretty appealing too. They both are quite premium in fit and finish and general quality of materials used.
It would be really interesting to see how the HR-V fares against the Creta when it is finally launched in India.