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 2018 and 2019, read on to know more.
New Upcoming Honda Cars In India
1. Honda HR-V
With an aim to tap the premium compact SUV segment, the Japanese automaker is considering the HR-V for the Indian market. In the company’s product lineup, the Honda HR-V will sit above the BR-V, and put up against the Hyundai Creta and the upcoming cars like 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 might hit Indian roads during 2019 festive season. The SUV’s updated model will come with re-styled exterior design and upgraded cabin.
Production of the Honda HRV premium SUV will take place at its Tapukara plant and is likely to make changes to make it compatible for the Indian market. At the engine front, the Honda HR-V will get 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. 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 India-spec Civic is expected to receive an array of comfort, connectivity and safety bits. The sedan shares its platform with the new Accord. Compared to the previous model, the new Honda Civic 2018 is longer and wider. Unlike the old model that was devoid of diesel powertrain, the new-generation version will come with a 1.6L turbocharged diesel motor that’s good for 120bhp and 300Nm of torque. The sedan will also be available with 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. Know More
|Expected Price||Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh|
|Launch Date||Early 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.
|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 was first previewed 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 carried over 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. Under the hood, the new Honda Brio 2019 will house a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that will meet the upcoming BSVI emission norms. The gasoline motor dishes out a peak power of 89bhp against 109Nm of torque. 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 is currently riding high on the success of its sub four-meter SUV, the WR-V that is available in petrol and diesel engines. 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.