Honda HRV India Launch Expected By 2019- Complete Details


The Honda HR-V is premium compact SUV from the Japanese automaker. It is expected to launch in India sometime around the second half of 2019. Price will fall in-between the mark of INR 12 lakh to 16 lakh.

After a lot of anticipation and speculation, it seems that the Honda HR-V is finally going to make its debut in India. With prices expected to fall in the range of INR 12 lakh to 16 lakh, the HR-V will stand as a direct competitor for the Hyundai Creta and the Jeep Compass. It comes with classic Honda styling cues along with a feature loaded and premium cabin. Furthermore, there is every reason to believe that this vehicle will have both the petrol as well as the diesel engines in its line-up. In addition to this, there will be both manual and CVT automatic gearbox on offer.

honda hrv india launch -official image front angle

Within this fiscal, Honda has announced that it is going to launch the next-generation Amaze along with the new CR-V and the Civic in India. The HR-V is going to further help Honda to take this strategy forward. Interested in knowing more about this vehicle? In this report, we bring you all that you need to know about the Honda HR-V. Read Along.

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Honda HRV India Launch Date

Launch Date End-2019

Honda is expected to launch a slew of new models in the next 18 months or so. The HRV could be launched sometimes in the middle of the next calendar year. It will become the fourth crossover/SUV offering from the Japanese car maker in India after the WR-V, BR-V and CR-V.

Honda HRV Price in India

Honda HR-V Base Model Rs. 14 lakh
Honda HR-V Top Model Rs. 18 lakh

The upcoming SUV from Honda will slot in above the BR-V and the Hyundai Creta. While the official price list will be made public on the Honda HRV India launch date, it will definitely cost a bit more than BR-V. Expect prices to start around the Rs 14 lakh mark. Although similar in size to the Creta, it will be marketed as a more premium offering.

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Honda HRV India Specifications

Specifications Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.5 L Petrol 1.5 L Diesel
Power 130 PS 100 PS
Torque 155 Nm 200 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual/CVT 6-speed Manual
Estimated Mileage 17-19 KMPL 20-22 KMPL

In all probability, the HR-V will get the same engines as the Honda City. In the UK, the HR-V gets a 1.5 L petrol and a 1.6 L Diesel. However, for India, the Diesel engine is likely to be the 1.5 L unit that powers every Honda diesel car in India. Keeping the slightly higher price of the Honda HR-V in mind, Honda might consider launching the HRV small SUV with a 1.8 L petrol engine that will also power the upcoming Honda Civic. This engine makes about 135 BHP and 170 Nm.

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Honda HRV India Mileage

  1.5 L Petrol 1.5 L Diesel
Estimated Mileage 17-19 KMPL 20-22 KMPL

As is the case with other Honda products currently on sale, expect healthy fuel efficiency figures from the upcoming HRV SUV.

Honda HRV India Features

  • LED DRLs
  • LED headlamps
  • Sunroof
  • 16-inch Alloy wheels
  • 7-inch Digipad Infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support
  • Choice of manual and automatic transmission option (petrol)
  • Dual front airbags and ABS as standard
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Electrically adjustable and retractable ORVMs
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Paddle shifters
  • Leather upholstery

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Honda HR-V India Dimensions

Length 4294 mm
Width 1772 mm
Height 1605 mm
Wheelbase 2610 mm

The HR-V is similar in size to the Hyundai Creta, but it will cost more than the popular small SUV.

Honda HRV India Review – Exterior Design

honda hrv india official image front angle

The Honda HR-V or Vezel made its debut in 2013 at the Tokyo Motor Show. It is based on the 2013 Honda Urban SUV concept. It features sleek headlamps with projector units and LED daytime running lamps. The thick slab housing the Honda logo gets a chrome strip running through the middle. For the Indian market, the entire slab could come finished in chrome. The side profile is characterised by body cladding for the wheels arches and a sloping roofline. Much like the Chevrolet Beat, the rear door handle is mounted high right next to the rear window. At the back, there are split tail lamps that could feature LED detailing. While the overall design is smart, the tail lights do look a tad oversized. While it is not big in terms of appearance, it will be more expensive than the similarly sized Hyundai Creta.

Honda HRV India Review – Interior Design

The HRV’s interior features typical Honda elements. The steering wheel is quite similar to Honda products currently on sale in India. So is the instrument cluster and the touch-sensitive auto aircon setup. Expect the HR-V to feature Honda’s 7-inch Digipad infotainment system currently available on the WR-V and City. The passenger side of the dashboard gets a unique three vent setup. Unlike the BR-V, the HR-V will only feature seating for 5 occupants. The HR-V boasts 393 litres of boot space.

honda hrv india official image interiors

Honda HRV India – Engine and Transmission Options

The HR-V could come with the same engine options as the Honda City – 1.5 L Petrol and 1.5 L Diesel. The petrol will get automatic and manual transmission options. While the diesel will be manual only. Also on offer could a bigger 1.8 L petrol that will power the upcoming Civic sedan. More details on the specifications of the upcoming Honda HRV in India as we get them. While the UK-spec HR-V gets a 1.6 L diesel, India is unlikely to get that engine. Exact details will be revealed on the Honda HRV India launch date.

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Honda HRV India – Competition

The Honda HRV is going to fall in the compact SUV segment in India. With a price range of INR 14 lakh to 18 lakh, it will compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Tucson.

Honda HRV Images

Honda HRV India- Overview

Model Honda HRV
Launch Date Festive Season 2019
Price INR 14 Lakh to INR 18 Lakh
Fuel Petrol / Diesel
Engine 1.5-litre / 1.5-litre
Power 117 BHP / 99 BHP
Torque 145 Nm / 200 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual/ 6-Speed Manual / CVT
Mileage 17km/l / 25km/l
Features Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels
Safety Features Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the upcoming Honda HRV India launch date, price and more. Do you think the Honda HR-V will be successful in India? Do let us know via the comments section below.

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  1. Please launch Honda HR V in India. I am badly waiting for HR V to launch in India. I am found of Honda’s i vtec engine. Its a very good engine. Fuel efficient and affordable. If Honda HRV launched in India under 18lakhs price bracket than i will surely buy it..


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