Honda’s strategy for the Indian market is quite clear. The Japanese brand wants to cater to the premium market and will launch vehicles accordingly. Here are five new cars and SUVs that will be launched soon by Honda.
All-NEW Honda Amaze
The Amaze was Honda’s first attempt at the compact sedan market. Given the competitors like Maruti Suzuki DZire and Hyundai Xcent, the Amaze has done quite well. According to CNB, Honda is in the final phase of developing the next-generation Amaze. The car has already been seen at the Tapukara plant.
The all-new Amaze will intensify the competition in the segment. There will be significant changes in the new car, which is being developed with inputs from the Thailand R&D team. The next-generation Amaze will also get a more powerful version of the 1.5-litre diesel engine. It may also become the most fuel efficient car in the segment, replacing the DZire (22 km/l petrol, 28.4 km/l diesel).
Other changes include LED DRLs on the outside and a new grille. The tail lamps are also expected to be DRLs. On the inside, the new Amaze will get a touch-sensitive infotainment system and new climate control interface. The car is expected to make its first appearance at the Auto Expo 2018.
The premium hatchback from Honda has gained a lot of customers because of its smart interiors and classy exteriors. Honda has already unveiled the facelift of Jazz in international markets. There are not many changes in the new Jazz. It comes with a new bumper design and new 16-inch precision cut wheels.
The car also gets a new grille and upgraded LED headlamps with DRLs, which are seen on new City and the WR-V. The interiors are most likely to stay the same. There will be a start/stop button and
7-inch touch-sensitive infotainment borrowed from the WR-V. Other features like Magic seats will be carried from the current Jazz. The engines will remain unchanged. Honda plans to launch the new Jazz in 2018.
The HR-V will become the fourth vehicle in the R-V series when launched. After the launch of the WR-V, which has gained some popularity in the market, Honda is looking forward to launching the HR-V. It sits above the WR-V in the lineup and will compete against the Hyundai Creta.
HR-V also sells in the Brazilian market just like the WR-V, and it is also built on the Jazz platform. It gets five seats and many premium features like electric sunroof, touchscreen infotainment and the touch panel climate control system. The SUV will be powered by the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that produces 115 Bhp. The diesel unit will the same 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit producing a maximum of 99 Bhp.
Honda CR-V has been around for a long time in the Indian market. The company is now prepping for the launch of next-generation version of the flagship SUV from Honda, which is already on sale in the international market. It gets a number of changes, including an all-new grille.
The biggest change will be under the skin. The CR-V will get 7 seats to compete with the other SUVs in the same price range. That’s not all. Honda will also launch the diesel version of the SUV powered by the 1.6-litre engine. The engine produces a maximum of 158 Bhp – 350 Nm. Honda has already confirmed that the 1.6-litre engine will be exported from the Indian market to other countries. The CR-V will be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The Civic spent a long time in the Indian market and gained a lot of attention, but the car never did well in the market. The Civic is all set to make a comeback next year to take on the likes of Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla Altis. Honda will launch the 10th generation model of the Civic in India, and it looks nothing like the previous Civic that was present in India.
The all-new Civic sedan gets a fastback design with futuristic C-shaped LED tail lamps. There are diamond cut alloy wheels, and a new thick grille similar to the new generation Honda models. The Civic will also get all-LED headlamps. The new Civic will be powered by a 1.6-litre diesel that generates a maximum of 118 Bhp – 300 Nm and will come with a 1.8-litre or 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine n the petrol variant. The car is expected to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.