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. At the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Honda has showcased 3 all-new cars – new Amaze, Civic and CRV – out of which Amaze has already been launched and rest 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. If launched, the Honda HR-V will be positioned above the BR-V, and take on 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, HR-V will be an all new model. The company will introduce the facelifted version of the global HRV, which is scheduled to make its debut in the end of 2018. The updated model will come with re-styled exterior design and upgraded cabin.
Honda will produce the SUV at its Tapukara plant and is likely to make changes to make it compatible for the Indian market. For power, the Honda HR-V might use a 1.5-litre i-VETC petrol and a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. Both powertrains will also be used for the upcoming CR-V and Civic sedan. While the gasoline motor is good for 118bhp and 175Nm of torque, the oil burner makes power worth 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 will make a comeback in the Indian market. 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.
The new Honda Civic 2018 will be offered with two engine options – a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine. While the former delivers a maximum power of 139bhp against 174Nm of torque, the oil burner is good for 120bhp and 300Nm 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|
One of the highly-awaited upcoming Honda cars is the new-generation CR-V which was showcased alongside other new models at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The new CR-V will get a diesel unit, currently missing in the line-up and a bunch of new high-end features. Besides, the most prominent change on the new CR-V will be seven-seat layout inside the cabin. It will sit on a longer wheelbase to facilitate bigger cabin and will pack in a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system supported by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new Honda CR-V will come with both petrol and diesel powertrains. Power for the petrol variants will come from a 2.4-litre unit making 154bhp with 190Nm of torque. The diesel version of the SUV will make a use of a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC unit that will be tuned for higher power output. It is expected to produce around 120bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. As for the transmission, expect it to get a CVT and 9-speed auto box sourced from ZF. Know More
|Expected Price||Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh|
|Launch Date||FY 2018-19|
Honda’s B segment hatchback, Brio is also readying for a generation change sometime between 2019-2020. The 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. Details on the new-gen Brio are yet hazy and reports in media suggest Honda will take some time before it comes with the new iteration of Brio in India. 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 feature the 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that will be compliant to the BSVI emission norms. This motor will make 89bhp of power and 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, WR-V that is available in petrol and diesel engines. It is expected 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, it will come paired to a 7-speed CVT gearbox with mounted paddle shifters. It will additionally receive 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, 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.
Similar to Honda’s new-age vehicles, the new-generation City might come with a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine making 120bhp with 300Nm of torque. The existing 1.5L i-VTEC petrol and 1.5L i-DTEC diesel powertrains will also be on offer. 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.