2018 is going to be pretty busy for Honda Car India. The Japanese auto giant will launch the new Amaze 2018 along with two new models in our country. Honda has confirmed that these launches will take place within this fiscal year. Apart from the new Amaze, the automaker is going to launch the new Civic and the new CR-V in India. Out of these three, the 2018 Amaze will be launched first. With this product line-up, Honda has once again devoted itself to the premium segments in our country. Apart from these three, Honda will also provide a mid-life update to the Jazz. The refreshed Jazz is likely to launch in India this year itself.
New Amaze 2018
The new Honda Amaze now comes with a completely new exterior and interior design. The compact sedan looks very premium from the outside and not just a mere extension of the Brio. The front profile resembles the Honda City while the rear comes with its own unique character. Honda has completely revamped the cabin of the new Amaze. Unlike other Hondas, it does not get a familiar cabin but features an all-new look. The colour scheme is black and beige while there are contrasting inserts which add to the visual appeal. All these factors are going to help the new Amaze 2018 stand shoulder to shoulder with its rivals.
Honda will keep the engine specifications for the new Amaze identical. The petrol derivative will get a 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine. The diesel derivative will get the same 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor. A 5-speed manual transmission will be available as standard. Honda can include an automatic unit as well.
2018 Honda CR-V
The new Honda CR-V, despite featuring a similar body silhouette, now comes with a very distinctive exterior profile. The front fascia of the CR-V is very aggressive. This is due to the new sleek headlamps and the large chrome accent on the grille. The rest of the aesthetics too, feature a similar look but with a touch of new design.
For the first time, Honda will launch the CR-V with a diesel engine in India. The new CR-V comes with a 1.6-litre i-DTEC oil-burner which produces 118 BHP. Also on offer is a 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol engine which produces 160 BHP of power. Prices are expected to start from INR 27 Lakh and go up to INR 30 Lakh.
New Honda Civic
Apart from bringing back the CR-V, Honda is also planning to re-introduce the Civic in India. The new Civic looks even more desirable than the previous generation model. When launched, the new Civic will compete against the likes of Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla Altis. India has seen a recent surge in demand for executive sedans. This segment suffered quite a big blow as buyers moved towards the SUV space.
Just like the CR-V, the new Civic will also feature a diesel engine for the first time in India. This is the same 1.6-litre i-DTEC motor which is to power the CR-V. The petrol derivative of the new Civic will get a 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine. Prices are to start from INR 17 Lakh.
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