Honda HR-V has been spied testing again in India, indicating that its launch is nearing and we expect it to be launched in India during Diwali this year.
Honda HR-V is all set to be launched in India this year, probably in Diwali season. The SUV has already been spotted testing in Delhi NCR, particularly near its plant in Greater Noida.
The HR-V sits between the BR-W and CR-V in the Indian lineup, and will basically go against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Renault Captur. However, its premium pricing range will put it in the league of Tata Harrier, Kia Seltos and MG Hector as well.
The growing trend for SUVs, especially in the 15 Lakh price range might have forced Honda to put a model. If we see, Maruti and Toyota are the only ones to enter this market, among the major Indian car manufacturers. Here are the five things to know about the upcoming SUV.
1. Price Expectations
We expect the prices of Honda HR-V to start off at around Rs 11 Lakhs going up to Rs 16 Lakhs (ex-showroom India). We all know that most of the Honda cars are bit more priced than its rivals and we can see that happening here as well.
2. Engine Specifications
The HR-V is expected to be available in petrol and diesel guises. reports suggest that it is likely to get City’s 1.5 Litre petrol engine and not Civic’s 1.8 Litre diesel engine. The engine will be BS-6 compliant and will produce 119 BHP and 145 Nm of peak torque. There are fewer chances of a BS-6 compliant diesel engine to be available at the time of launch, but if it comes, it is likely to get the 1.5 Litre oil-burner from City, again. The petrol engine will come mated to a 5-speed MT and a CVT gearbox.
The design of the HR-V seems to be a bit different from the bigger CR-V and smaller BR-V. On the front, you can expect the typical chrome plated Honda Grille with sleek full LED headlamps, It will get a slanting bonnet and a falling roofline, not making it a traditional boxy SUV.
Features onboard will come from the Civic, considering the features that come on its rivals. So, expect a large panoramic sunroof, leather seat covers, automatic climate, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, Multi-angle rearview camera, heated seats and 60:40 split rear folding seats.
5. Safety Features
Safety features onboard could include dual airbags, ABS with EBD< rear parking sensors and high speed alert as standard fitments. The top-spec variant could get a rear camera and hill assist control, among some.