Honda is planning to launch a small SUV to rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. It will debut next month
Honda plans to launch a new SUV in India in 2023 that will go on to take on the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Last year, the company showcased the Honda SUV RS Concept at the GIIAS 2021 in Indonesia. Now, a production-ready version of the concept car has been spotted sans camouflage. It features an upright stance with body cladding. The compact SUV will compete with the likes of Perodua Ativa, Daihatsu Rocky, and Toyota Raize. Let’s take a look at the Honda SUV RS Concept Production Version.
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As you can see in the video above, the spied car is essentially a watered-down version of the original concept. It features a conventional grille with a chrome bar, mesh design, and big headlamps. You can also see a sliver skid plate-style trim and tail lamp clusters. There is also a decently sized spoiler, 3D-style tail lamps, and inverted L-shaped LED signatures. The new car is expected to get some of the same features as the latest Honda City including the ADAS safety features. Just like the City, the headlights merge with the front grille.
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The production-spec Honda SUV RS Concept is expected to come with many safety features. These should include ADAS, a Collision mitigation system, road departure mitigation, auto high beam, lane keep assist, 6 airbags, hill start assist (HSA), tire pressure monitoring system and vehicle stability assist (VSA) with agile handling assist (AHA), and adaptive cruise control. . Additional features will include automatic climate control, auto headlamps, auto wipers, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, auto-folding mirrors, ventilated seats, electric sunroof, cruise control, push-button start, a 360-degree parking camera, a digital instrument cluster, and wireless charging.
The Honda SUV RS Concept is expected to be powered by 1.5-liter petrol, 1.5-liter diesel, and a Hybrid unit. It will come with manual and automatic transmission options. While Honda has not confirmed it yet, the upcoming car is essentially C-segment SUV (below the current HR-V). The company is likely to launch the Honda SUV RS Concept Production Version before the updated Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos hit the market. It will also rival the likes of the Tata Nexon and Hyundai Venue.