Honda will enter the midsize SUV segment in India with the HR-V. We understand how Japan is proposing measures in relation to potential competition. Honda launched an aggressive product in India last year and introduced the latest generation of popular models such as the Amaze, CR-V, and Civic. The Japanese manufacturer plans to maintain momentum and launch a completely new model on the market by 2021 – the Honda HR-V.
The Honda HR-V has long been sold around the world. When it finally goes on sale in India, it will look like the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur, and Jeep Compass. Not to mention the performance specs of the upcoming Kia SP and MG Hector. One of the most controversial categories in the Indian automotive sector, the midsize SUV segment. We analyzed how the HR-V compares to its potential competitors. Read on to find out.
The HR-V and Swooping lines will make you believe this is a crossover and not your typical vertical SUV. Its size suggests the same. The HR-V’s overall length and wheelbase is 4295mm and 2610mm. Which is the shortest among its competitors, with the exception of the Creta. The Honda is also narrower and lower than any other in its segment (in both overall height and ground clearance).
The HR-V can also be used with naturally aspirated and turbocharged 1.5-liter petrol engines in some international markets. This makes the i-VTEC HR-V 1.8-liter petrol engine the largest in its class. With a stable power of 141 hp. and 172 Nm of torque. The HR-V transmission is handled by a seven-speed automatic CVT unit. Interestingly, HR-V petrol is the only four-wheel-drive petrol, but I am too optimistic to expect this option to reach India.
When it comes to diesel engines, the compass is the best dog. In addition, the 1.6 liter i-DTEC HR-V is relatively powerful. The Honda HR-V diesel has a standard six-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel-drive configuration.
The HR-V is still a long way off, but sources indicate that the mid-size SUV can be positioned in the premium range with an estimated price starting at around 15 lakh (formerly a showroom).
Therefore, the price of Honda HR-V in India is around 18-20 lakh (Ex-Showroom)
Launch Date In India
Honda HR-V is expected to be launched in India as early as 2022.
Rivals of Honda HR-V
Honda HRV of 2021 will rival the likes of Hyundai Kona, VW T-Roc, and MG ZS.