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Honda compact SUV to get seven-seat option; debuts at 2016 Auto Expo

New Honda compact SUV teaser

We reported earlier that Honda is working on a compact SUV for the Indian car market. The SUV will rival against the likes of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and upcoming Hyundai ix25 SUV. According to AutoCarIndia, the SUV will be specifically developed for the Indian market and will be launched in the Indian market in 2016. The company has Vezel/HR-V compact SUV for international markets, but, it was proved to be costlier for India. The Japanese maker is expected to showcase the compact SUV for the first time at the 2016 Delhi Motor Show.

According to the report, Honda Cars India recently tool their top dealers to the company’s R&D facilities in Japan. The company showcased the freshly developed compact SUV to dealers. Interestingly, the SUV will not be a sub-4 metre SUV and the company is planning to launch a seven-seat version of the SUV to rival both the Duster and the Mahindra XUV500.

Like we reported earlier, the new SUV will share the platform with the Mobilio (Brio platform). It will share the front section with the MPV, but it will get all the features of an SUV like larger wheels, skid guards and aggressive body cladding. Moreover, the new SUV is also expected to get an all-new and better quality interior.

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