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. 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.
The first model in the list of upcoming Honda cars is the new Jazz facelift. The Jazz hatchback was re-launched in India in 2015. Reintroduced with Honda’s 1.5-litre i-DTEC oil burner, additional kit and sportier looks, Jazz still grapples in the segment. The company will give a mid-life facelift to the hatchback to improve its sales. In fact, Honda has already introduced the Jazz facelift for the European markets.
It was speculated to be launched at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo; that didn’t happen. It is expected to be launched in the country in late 2018. Changes to the premium hatchback will include prominent styling changes to the exterior and interior. The hatchback will get Honda’s signature front fascia with new City inspired grille and sharper headlamps. In terms of equipment, Honda will pack in the 7.0-inch DigPad infotainment system with in-built navigation and MirrorLink used in City.
The Jazz facelift will have better NVH levels, as the company plans to address this issue in most of the diesel cars. The mechanical set up (engines and transmission) will be retained from the current model. It will continue to feature the same set of engine – a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic (Petrol). Know More
|Expected Price||Rs 6 to Rs 9.5 lakh|
Japanese automaker, Honda is considering the HR-V SUV for the Indian market. To be slotted above BRV, the new model will rival the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta. 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. The engine set-up on the SUV is likely to include a 1.5-litre i-VETC and a 1.6-litre i-DTEC oil burner that will also power the upcoming CR-V and Civic sedan. While the petrol engine is good for 118bhp and 175Nm of torque, the oil burner offers 118bhp and 350Nm of torque. Transmission choices on this Jeep Compass rival will include a six-speed manual and a CVT auto box. Know More
|Expected Price||Rs 15 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. India will now 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. The India-spec Civic is expected to receive an array of comfort, connectivity and safety bits.
It will come with two engine options – 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine. While the former is capable of producing 139bhp of power and 174Nm of torque, the oil burner is good for 118bhp 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 to Rs 20 lakh|
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. While the 2.4-litre unit will power the petrol variants and Honda will introduce a 1.6-litre i-DTEC unit on the carline. The diesel engine will be tuned for higher power output. It is expected to produce around 158bhp of power and 350Nm 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 to Rs 30 lakh|
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. Know More
|Expected Price||Rs 4.5 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. 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.
|Expected Price||Rs 9.5 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.
|Expected Price||Rs 9 to Rs 15 lakh|
This brings us to the end of our list of upcoming Honda cars in India. In case Honda announces anything else, we will update this list.