Reports suggest that Honda will launch a new subcompact SUV in the next two years along with a 4.2-metre compact SUV too.
Honda is one of the very few car makers that is still not existent in the sub-compact SUV segment. It has the SUV-crossover WRV in the same price range and positioned as a small SUV. However, many buyers also think it is a bigger hatchback because its shape, as said earlier, is like a crossover and not a proper SUV.
Seeing tremendous popularity in the SUV segment, Honda has decided to buckle up and focus more on SUVs. It has plans for two new SUVs including a new sub-4-metre SUV and a 4.2 metre SUV. The latter will definitely be a rival to the likes of Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
The new sub-compact SUV is currently under development and is reported to be out by 2022. It will be built on the platform of the new Amaze, which is lightweight and sturdy. The new SUV will flaunt a completely fresh design with all the typical Honda styling cues. Further details are expected to be out in the coming months. There are chances that Honda might replace WRV with the compact SUV sometime in the future, but it is not yet confirmed. Once we get some confirmation, we will break out the news.
Honda WRV is a very stylish crossover/SUV but not that great selling. In its earlier days, Honda achieved a great start with it however, over the years, its popularity declined. The primary reason for that would be its outdated cabin and fewer premium features when compared to the rivals.
Honda is soon going to launch the updated BS6 WRV. The bookings for it have begun and it has already started reaching dealerships as well. It will continue with the same 1.5 Litre diesel and 1.2 Litre petrol engine and the same gearbox options as well. WRV was introduced back in 2017 and is receiving its first update now.
Honda earlier had plans to launch the HR-V in India which would go against the likes of Tata Harrier, MG Hector and Mahindra XUV500. However, due to its high pricing, the manufacturer dropped the plans for it. As of now, Honda is gearing up for the launch of new generation City, BS6 WRV, BS6 Jazz and BS6 Honda Civic Diesel.