-Expected to be introduced in India around the festive season.
SUVs are selling like hot cakes and Honda doesn’t want to be left behind. Later this year, the Japanese carmaker will bring in the much anticipated HR-V to India, perhaps around the festive season. The HR-V will be positioned above the slow moving BR-V in Honda India's lineup and will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, and Renault Duster.
Honda has been mulling over the introduction of HR-V in India for quite some time now. At the time of introducing the WR-V in India, Honda said that they are receiving a lot of requests for the Civic and HR-V in India, and now that the Civic is here, it is the HR-V's turn now. It will take the CKD route in India and will come fitted with BS-VI compliant engine options.
Appearance wise, the current iteration of the HR-V is a handsome looking car. It sports Honda’s new design language as seen on the CR-V. Measuring 4295x1770x1605mm the HR-V has a wheelbase of 2610 and a ground clearance of 180mm. The cabin is akin to the one seen on the Civic and has all the bells and whistles expected from the segment.
The five seater HR-V is likely to come with a 1.8-litre petrol engine, the one seen on the Civic, and will be mated to a CVT gearbox only. There will also be a diesel – the 120hp 1.6-litre - which also does duty in the CR-V.
Pricing wise, the HR-V is likely to be marked below the Civic and will fall in the bracket of Rs 12-18 lakhs (ex-showroom). More details of the impending Honda HR-V will be revealed closer to the launch.