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Honda HRV SUV India Launch, Expected Price, Specs & Details

Honda HRV Facelift India

In India, the Honda HR-V will go up against Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur and others in its category.

Japanese automaker, Honda is planning to play premium in order to regain its lost market share. After launching the 2nd generation Amaze and new CRV 7-seater SUV, Honda is now gearing up for the launch of the new-gen Civic sedan in the Indian market before the end of March 2019. What’s interesting is that Honda is seriously considering its global 5-seater premium SUV – Honda HRV for our market. In fact, media reports claim that the company has fast paced the development work on this SUV and is constantly in touch in vendors to maximize the local components. In terms of pricing, there is a big difference between the BR-V and CR-V and hence Honda is thinking on the lines to launch HR-V SUV. This premium SUV will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Jeep Compass. First launched in 2014, the Honda HR-V has recently received a major makeover in the global markets.

Just to inform you, this SUV is known as the Honda Vezel in the Japanese domestic market. Honda HRV is built on the Jazz platform that also underpins the City and Honda WRV. So, localisation of this SUV shouldn’t be a big problem. Japanese automaker has already started making its 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine at its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. Same engine will power the HRV and new Civic. The petrol version of the SUV will source its engine with the City sedan. Read – Honda WR-V – All Details

Honda HRV Facelift Front

First unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show under a different nameplate (Honda Vezel), the Honda HR-V has aggressive looks with robust front profile and new elements. The facelifted model sports Honda’s latest design language, which we have already seen on the City facelift. The SUV gets a bigger grille, new LED headlamps, tweaked fog lamp housing and newly contoured front bumper. It now features Honda’s safety and driver assistance systems, called as Honda Sensing. It is now equipped with Honda’s newest infotainment system that is compatible with satellite navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Indian buyers have grown affinity for the rugged SUVs in the past decade. Thanks to large proportions, spacious cabin and off-road capability, SUVs turns out to be a viable alternative to other body-styles including hatchbacks. With BRV failed to generate volumes, Honda is surely thinking of this global product to mark some presence in this segment.

Honda HRV Features

LED Headlamps
LED tail-lights
Sloping roofline
Chromed grille
Fog lamps
Touchscreen infotainment system
Steering mounted controls
Rear parking sensors
Keyless entry
Dual front airbags, side airbags
ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution)
Vehicle Stability assist with traction control
Tyre pressure monitoring system

Honda HRV rear profile

Honda HRV India Launch Date

Honda is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of the new HR-V SUV for the Indian market. What’s interesting is that Honda officials said that the company is receiving good enquiries about this product. Moreover, the company has asked its vendors for different body panels and features to maximize the localisation for this global SUV. It is expected that the new Honda HR-V could be launched by the end of 2019, probably around Diwali festive season. We will update our readers with concrete information on the launch as soon as Honda announces anything on the same. Read – Upcoming Honda Cars in India 

Honda HRV Price In India

VariantExpected Price
Base ModelRs 12 lakh
Top ModelRs 16 lakh

Honda will position the HR-V SUV between Honda BRV and Honda CR-V in India, hence it will carry a price that undercuts CR-V’s pricing. This model will be locally developed in India, which will help the automaker to price it competitively. With Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass in sight, Honda is aiming at an aggressive pricing for its global SUV. Considering that HR-V will fill the slot between BR-V and CR-V, the prices are likely to range from Rs 12 to Rs 16 lakh. Read: New 2018 Honda Amaze – All You Need To Know

Honda HRV India SUV

Honda HRV Exteriors

Developed on the same platform as Jazz, the HR-V was first unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2013 as Vezel. The SUV is based on the 2013 Honda Urban SUV concept. Sharing most of the design cues from the Jazz and CRV SUV, the HRV looks premium and stylish from all corners. The ‘Exciting H Design’ tenet looks modish and chick. As mentioned above, Honda will launch the updated version of the SUV which is currently on testing phase. In fact, clear pictures of the SUV have been leaked online. This model gets Honda’s latest design philosophy and similar to City, the SUV gets Honda’s latest signature grille with thick chrome slap sporting company’s logo and a chrome strip that runs through the middle. The new grille with thick chromed slab looks identical to the new Honda Civic. It is equipped with new LED headlamps with daytime running lamps, which is reminiscent of the Jazz. The 2018 model now features new fog lamp enclosures with LEDs and honeycomb mesh design for the lower intakes.

Side profile on the other hand resembles CR-V. The hidden door handles towards the rear end could be the first on a Honda car. Wheel arches, placed a tad high go well with the sloping roofline that declines towards the rear. Rear facet too gets tasteful styling, with the curvy aerodynamic lines around the boot. It will also get power panoramic sunroof and chrome exhaust pipe finisher.

Honda HRV Dimensions

Kerb Weight 1180kgs – 1320kgs
Boot Space470-litres
Fuel Tank Capacity60-litre
Seating Capacity 5 Passengers

In terms of proportions, the new HR-V is 4,295mm in length, 1,770mm in width and 1,605mm in height. It comes with a long wheelbase of 2,610mm, hinting at a roomy cabin. Expect ground clearance in excess of 180mm. Unlike the BR-V, the upcoming model will reportedly be launched with five-seat layout accommodating just five passengers. Weighing between 1180 kgs to 1320 kgs, the SUV will offer generous luggage at 470 litres and the fuel tank capacity will be around 60 litres.

Honda HRV Interiors

Inside the cabin, it will most likely get dual tone black and beige colour scheme and premium upholstery. It is expected to share styling inputs with CR-V along with some additional elements like touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls and touchscreen infotainment system. On the feature front, the SUV will reportedly get an array of provisions including rear parking sensors and keyless entry etc. The India-spec model is expected to get new technological features like Honda’s DIGIPAD infotainment system, which will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Honda HRV Specifications

Engine1.5-litre i-VTEC Petrol
Maximum Power175bhp
Maximum Torque 220Nm
Engine1.6-litre i-DTEC Diesel
Maximum Power118bhp
Maximum Torque 300Nm
Transmission6-speed Manual & Automatic
Drivetrain System2WD & AWD

For international markets, the HR-V is available with a 1.8-litre petrol engine that also powers the Civic sedan. The India-spec model is likely to get the popular 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit that currently offered with the City sedan. On the other hand, the diesel version will be powered by a 1.6-litre i-DTEC unit, which will also be offered in the new CRV and the Civic sedan. As mentioned above, this diesel engine has been locally assembled at the company’s Tapukara plant and has been exported to Thailand.

The petrol version could also get a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that churns out 175bhp of maximum power and 220Nm of torque. We expect that the Japanese automaker will use the existing unit that is good for 118bhp and 175Nm. This would help the automaker to price this vehicle competitively. On the other hand, the 1.6-litre diesel unit belts out a maximum power output of 118bhp and a peak torque of 300Nm. Both the engines are likely to use 6-speed manual gearbox, and there could be an auto box as well. Also Read – Honda Avancier SUV – Pictures & Details

Honda HRV Mileage

Petrol (expected)17-18kmpl
Diesel (expected)20-22kmpl

The HRV is likely to be one of the most fuel efficient SUV in its league. The company’s new i-DTEC diesel engines are already giving high mileage, and the same is also expected with the new 1.6L unit. We expect the petrol model could return around 16kmpl, the diesel version is likely to deliver about 20-22kmpl.

Honda HRV India front

Honda HRV Comfort

Sitting on a large 2,610mm of wheelbase, the new Honda HR-V is likely to offer spacious cabin to accommodate five adults comfortably. Interior of this SUV has been design on the basis of Honda’s “Man Maximum Machine Minimum” philosophy. The SUV will offer segment-leading legroom, headroom and shoulder space. To be launched as premium SUV, the HR-V will get high-quality leather seats to offer excellent back and thigh support.

Honda HRV Safety Features

In terms of safety, HR-V could get dual-stage multiple-threshold front airbags, front side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist. Additionally, the SUV could sport vehicle stability assist with traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system, daytime running lights, multi-angle rear view camera with guidelines, child proof rear door locks and driver & front passenger seatbelt reminder.

Honda HRV Suspensions & Braking System

Suspension system on the HR-V will include MacPherson strut set up at front and Torsion beam set-up at rear. Power to retard speed will come from ventilated disc brakes at front axle and solid disc brakes at rear axle. Additionally, the robust SUV will ride on the 215/55 R17 sized tyres.

Honda HR-V Competitors

The HR-V will field against Mahindra XUV500Hyundai TucsonToyota Innova Crysta and Tata Hexa in the segment upon its launch.

Honda HRV side profile

Should You Wait For This Car?

Equipped with several high-end features and fuel efficient engines, Honda HRV could be a viable alternative to Jeep Compass and top-spec Hyundai Creta. Based on Jazz platform, the SUV will offer spacious cabin for five adults. It will be locally produced, which will allow Honda to price it competitively in the market. If you are looking at a premium SUV, Honda HRV could be a good option for you.

Honda HRV Preview
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Based on the Jazz's platform, the new HRV SUV will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Kaptur. The vehicle could be locally developed at the company's Tapukara plant where Honda is developing WRV & Jazz. It will be positioned between the BR-V and the CR-V SUV.



  1. dharmendrasinh

    April 10, 2016 at 8:10 PMApr

    I am waiting, ,,,,,,,,,,

  2. Mohit

    May 8, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    Deeply disappointed with BRV though had done a pre booking but not opting. delay in launch of HRV will cost them some loyal customers waiting for a good power milege combination SUV from Honda. I am waiting now for HRV.

  3. binoo

    May 12, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    Sad that Honda brought out brv rather than the much avaited 5 seater hrv. The brv is like the unwanted mobilio. Why isn’t honda learning from people’s feedback. Please bring out hrv inside 15 lakhs and very soon before people reject brv.

  4. Yohan Mathew

    May 20, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    HR-v has to come to India than only Honda can survive in India, only with Honda city they are managing. Nissan,Renault,Hyundai, now Toyota also coming with there mid range Suv in the india so it is high time to launch HR-v in India with an affordable price.

  5. harish sunku

    May 21, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    Really unhappy about the launch of brv I was awaiting for the hrv since a year
    Brv looks more like the mobilio which was not a good vehicle absolutely
    Hrv is a perfect suv hope honda will definitely launch soon in india

  6. Mahesh

    May 23, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    Yaa I too want to buy honda HRV..
    Hope they launch it soon

  7. Dr.Singh

    May 23, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    Of course I am waiting for HRV since last year. I think indian market needs it now.

  8. Baijo Britto

    June 5, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    Badly waiting for the launch of HRV. Brv is a failure as there isnt much difference between mobilio n brv. N disappointed too. Hope Honda bring hrv soon to indian market.

  9. Brij

    June 7, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    HRV is most wanted Honda SUV in India it is not understood why Honda launched BRV duplicate of of Mobilo in India.Eargely waiting for HRV.

  10. Brij

    June 7, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    HRV is most wanted Honda SUV in India it is not understood why Honda launched BRV duplicate of of Mobilo in India. Eargely waiting for HRV.

  11. NAG

    June 8, 2016 at 8:10 AMJun


  12. Jyotiprakash Tandon

    June 8, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun



  13. Sanjeevkumar Biradar

    June 10, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    Was disappointed with brv. Desperately waiting for hrv

  14. prem singh

    June 19, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    hrv also disappoint like brv. they should plan on hrv on crv base.

  15. dr murali

    June 20, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    thoroughly disappointed BR-V, contrary to our expectations .now waiting for HRV, if not go for another .we cant wait .

  16. Muthu Vijaya Pandian

    June 21, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    The launch of brv I was awaiting for the hrv since a year
    Brv looks more like the mobilio which was not a good vehicle absolutely
    Hrv is a perfect suv hope honda will definitely launch soon in india. Its True.

  17. Muthu Vijaya Pandian

    June 21, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    it is true that i was waiting for BRV for a year, but the model is completely unexpected. So, im waiting for HRV, made quick.

  18. Ashu

    June 22, 2016 at 8:10 AMJun

    Don’t understand what the heck these Honda market strategists are thinking .. BR-V instead of HR-V, I mean it doesn’t make any sense, had they launched HR-V earlier in direct competition to Duster and Creta it would have been an huge success but its still not too late!!! Common guys do hell with these 7 seaters bring this 5 seated power horse in the market ASAP!!!!

  19. Ashu

    June 22, 2016 at 8:10 AMJun

    Bring Honda Vezel ASAP if you want to compete directly with the current market leaders Duster and Creta 5 seaters…!!!

  20. JS Singh.

    June 25, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    Waiting for HRV too keenly, surfing net for it more than ten time a day since three year..HONDA please launch HRV at earliest…dont loose your beloved have lost many by launching BRV..its realy bad. i am mad for HRV Deisel Automatic..

  21. JS Singh.

    June 25, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    Waiting for HRV too keenly, surfing net for it more than ten time a day since three year..HONDA please launch HRV at earliest…dont loose your beloved have lost many by launching BRV..its realy bad. i am mad for HRV Deisel Automatic..

  22. Ashok Kumar

    July 1, 2016 at 8:10 PMJul

    Honda has introduced a vehicle(BRV) which is a complete replica of mobilo.Honda being such a reputed company, have failed in attracting large section of customers . If they are realy interested in the Indian market, they should introduce compact SUVs like Vezel or HRV for which there is a large section of customers who are really interested to purchase such vehciles. Honda should concentrate on this with right earnest without waisting further more time and should launch before the festival season of the current year.

  23. Sanjay Malvia

    July 3, 2016 at 8:10 AMJul

    Launching BRV was a wrong decision. Customers want compact SUVs in India. The taste and choices have changed for customees in India. BRV is too big and the current generations here wants nice and compact cars that can suffice both driving experience and style. Honda should launch HRV on priority or else they may have hard time in India.

  24. Ramesh

    July 3, 2016 at 8:10 PMJul

    waiting for hrv this year honda
    Last 34% sales india 2015-16 this is time to launch hrv

  25. KC

    July 4, 2016 at 8:10 PMJul

    Unreal, does Honda even read anything on the internet in INDIA ? Been saying this forever, the worst choice they could have made was to bring the BRV before this, now when this comes in it will already look dated or face stiff competition from Nissan, Hyundai and Maruti .. not to mention Renault and ford. even add Kia in here .. wake up H, this shouldve launched months ago this year !!!

  26. Dr kavita jadhav

    July 4, 2016 at 8:10 PMJul

    Badly in need of hr v.shd launch as early as possible

  27. Ovais

    July 6, 2016 at 8:10 AMJul

    Honda crv front and back look is very good. But in middle it is very bad. Just like a mobilyo.i will suggest that the designer of crv should out the company.if medal part becomes like hrv or audi then.i have purchased now.


    July 15, 2016 at 8:10 AMJul

    Waiting for HRV………

  29. Raja

    July 27, 2016 at 8:10 PMJul

    Hope HRV will also come with ground clearance of 210. Not like CRV.


    August 29, 2016 at 8:10 PMAug

    Waiting for hrv since last one year. It”s high time now to launch the same. Honda should immediately come up with hrv.

  31. Alias

    October 20, 2016 at 8:10 PMOct

    Honda have to make a vehicle to compete with creta/ecosport/Fiat abarath.
    They can introduce HRV at the earliest ; to boost their not only market share also satisfy honda lovers


    February 13, 2017 at 8:10 AMFeb

    I have done the pre booking of honda BRV. I am not happy with the BRV. Please introduce the honda HRV as early as possible to capture the indian car market Otherwise they will shift to other companies cars. Pls conduct the survey regarding this.

  33. Saranya Murugan

    October 27, 2017 at 8:10 AMOct

    I have done booking of honda wrv I am not happy with the wrv ; it’s little small NOT an SUV
    . Please introduce the honda HRV as early as possible to capture the indian car market Otherwise they will shift to other companies cars. Pls conduct the survey regarding this. Waiting for HRV

  34. Iaudatkam

    October 27, 2017 at 8:10 PMOct

    Dear Honda, please study the Hexa, XUV500, Vitara Brezza, their muscular looks, their stance, tyre sizes, aggressive designs, etc. and you’ll notice what Indian customers want their SUV to look like. I hope the HRV doesn’t disappoint in that department. Eagerly waiting….

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