Take a look at the new upcoming Honda cars in India in the next 2 years – Price, Specs & Launch Date
Honda is a known name in India that has been catering to the vast customer base. Revered for its premium models, Honda spearheaded into the volume segment with Brio, though it could not recreate the magic after an initial spark. While City sedan has been consistently doing well and is now readying for another generation leap, details on which are given later in the article, the company is also working on facelifts and new-gen versions of its existing cars.
Besides, the automaker will soon launch the popular Civic nameplate in the country and bring in some of its global products. At the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Honda has showcased 3 all-new cars – new Amaze, Civic and CRV – out of which Amaze and CRV have already been launched and rest one will go on sale before the end of this fiscal. In this compilation, we bring you the complete list of upcoming Honda cars slated to launch in 2019 and 2020, read on to know more.
New Upcoming Honda Cars In India
1. Honda HR-V
The Japanese carmaker aims to tap the premium compact SUV segment with the Honda HR-V, which is currently under consideration for the Indian market. If launched, the HRV will be placed above the Honda BR-V in the company’s product lineup. Here, it will be stacked up against the Jeep Renegade and Volkswagen T-Cross. While most of the upcoming Honda cars are either facelifts or new-gen versions, the HR-V will be an all new model. The company will introduce the facelifted version of the global HRV that’s reported to hit Indian roads during 2019 festive season. The SUV’s updated model will come with re-styled exterior design and upgraded cabin.
Honda’s Tapukara plant will serve as production hub for the Honda HRV premium SUV. The vehicle (global-spec) might witness some changes for the Indian market. Under the hood, the Honda HR-V will feature a 1.5-litre i-VETC petrol and a newly-developed 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. Both powertrains will also be used for the upcoming Civic sedan. While the gasoline motor pushes out a peak power of 118bhp and 175Nm of torque, the oil burner delivers a maximum power of 120bhp against 300Nm of torque. Transmission choices on this Hyundai Creta rival will include a 6-speed manual and a CVT auto box. Know More
|Expected Price||Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh|
|Launch Date||End of 2019|
Honda Civic was once among the top-selling models in the premium executive sedan segment, though it was taken off production owing to sharp drop in sales in 2013. Now, the premium saloon is ready to make a comeback in the Indian market. The Japanese carmaker has confirmed that the new Civic will be the next big launch from the company’s stable. This time around, we will get the 10th generation Civic that is already sold in some of the overseas markets. The new Civic had shared centre stage with other new upcoming Honda cars at the 14th edition of Delhi Auto Expo. It was also put up on display at the 2018 Auto Expo in February.
The 2019 Honda Civic sedan that underpins the company’s new compact global platform will come with both petrol and diesel engine options. While the diesel version will make use of a 1.6L turbocharged motor generating power worth 120bhp against 300Nm of torque, the petrol model will get a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol producing a maximum power of 139bhp against 174Nm of torque. Transmission options on the carline are likely to include a 6-speed manual and an optional CVT unit. The sedan will also come with a host of advanced comfort, connectivity and safety bits. Compared to the previous model, the new Honda Civic 2019 is longer and wider. Know More
|Expected Price||Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh|
|Launch Date||March 2019|
The Japanese carmaker is also working on a new sub-4 meter SUV that will be based on the Amaze’s GSP platform. As of now, the details of the new Honda compact SUV is scanty. Rumor has it that the Japanese carmaker might also introduce the WR-V in an all-new avatar with BSVI complaint powertrains. Reports also suggest that it might share the engines with the new-generation Amaze. The new Honda sub-4 meter SUV might have its public debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo, followed by its launch sometime later. In India, it will be positioned against the Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. Know More
|Expected Price||Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10 lakh|
Honda’s B segment hatchback, the Brio is also readying for a generation change sometime in 2019 or 2020. The new Honda Brio first broke cover at the 2018 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) in Jakarta. The hatchback’s new generation model will be based on an all-new platform that also underpins the new Amaze sub-4 meter sedan. A facelift was launched some time ago which failed to rope-in sales. Design and styling bits of the new Honda Brio 2019 will be heavily inspired from the Honda Small RS concept. Some of its highlights will include new headlamps with LED light guide, revised grille with mesh treatment below and black glossy plastic above, new fog lamp assembly, black roof and LED high mounted stop lamp.
While the product could not live up to Honda’s expectations in the entry level B segment, the new version of the versatile platform has been in various other models like Amaze etc. At the engine front, the new Honda Brio 2019 will get a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that will meet the upcoming BSVI emission norms. The gasoline motor delivers a maximum power of 89bhp and a peak torque of 109Nm. Honda will scrap the diesel engine from the new-generation Brio lineup. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual and a CVT unit. Know More
|Expected Price||Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh|
Honda WRV subcompact SUV was first introduced with 1.2L i-VTEC petrol and 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engines in March 2017. In terms of sales, the SUV has been doing really well for the carmaker. Therefore, the company is planning to further the carline with a more powerful petrol variant. Reports in media suggest that Honda will soon add a more powerful 118bhp, 1.5-litre unit to the WR-V line-up that is used in the City carline. Besides, the crossover will receive a 7-speed CVT gearbox with mounted paddle shifters. It will additionally get a new sporty steering wheel for improved drivability. With high power figures and better performance, the new Honda WR-V 1.5L petrol model will take on the Ford EcoSport 1.0L EcoBoost and the Fiat Abarth.
|Expected Price||Rs 9.5 lakh to Rs 10.5 lakh|
One of the oldest models in Honda India’s line-up, the City sedan is set for another generation leap, likely to be introduced in 2020. It is said that Honda has already started work on the new-gen City. The City sedan is sold under the Greiz nameplate in overseas markets and if reports in media are taken into consideration, the next-gen Greiz could take design inspiration from the Honda Design C001 concept displayed at the 2017 Qingdao Auto Show. That said, the new City is likely to receive an-new design with most of the cues taken from new Civic and additional in-cabin tech.
If media reports are to be believed, the new Honda City 2020 will come with the company’s new hybrid i-MMD technology that’s claimed to be more efficient than Accord’s i-DCD system. The new petrol-hybrid motor will return fuel economy around 25kmpl. Similar to the new Amaze, the new-generation City will feature the diesel-CVT configuration. The 2020 City sedan is likely to get BSVI-compliant 1.5L diesel powertrain generating power worth 99bhp and 200Nm of torque. There could be two transmissions on offer – a 6-speed manual and a CVT with paddle shifters.
|Expected Price||Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh|
Currently only this much from us on the upcoming Honda cars in India, we will keep updating our readers as and when new announcements are made from Honda India.