Honda WR-V has turned out to be a great success for the Japanese carmaker in India. Aiming to further expand its product lineup and tap the growing SUV space, the company is planning to bring in two all-new SUVs in the country. One of them will be a sub-4 meter compact SUV that will be put up against the Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The second model will be a mid-size SUV that will take on the Hyundai Creta. Both the SUVs are likely to hit Indian roads in 2021.
Recently, Honda Cars India announced its plan to launch six new products by 2020. The models which are scheduled for the next two-three years include the new-generation Amaze, new CR-V 7-seater SUV, new Civic sedan, new-generation City and Jazz facelift.
The new Honda SUVs will be designed on an all-new low-cost platform (codename – 2U4) that also underpins the new Amaze. The company’s new architecture is said to be compatible for different wheel sizes and body styles. With the new low-cost platform and high-level of localization, the Japanese carmaker aims to achieve more competitive pricing and sly its rivals. Honda’s new subcompact SUV is expected to more affordable than the WR-V crossover. Read –Upcoming Honda Cars In India
The report further suggests that the new Honda subcompact SUV will feature an upright silhouette and offer ample cabin space. Expected to measure around 4.2 – 4.3-meter, Honda’s Creta rival will carry typical SUV stance. However, there is no clarity whether the SUV will be offered with 5-seats configuration or 7-seats layout. Check Out – New Honda CR-V Pictures & Details
Mechanically, the new Honda sub-compact SUV will feature a 1.5-litre petrol engine sourced from the City sedan. The mid-size SUV, on the other hand, will share its 1.2-litre petrol powertrain with the Amaze. Both the SUVs will also be available with a diesel engine option. Honda might offer the 1.5-litre Earth Dreams oil burner on its new SUVs. Transmission options will include a manual and an automatic unit. Similar to the new Amaze, the new vehicles could be offered with the new diesel-CVT combination.
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