With the popularity of the WR-V and the Honda City, the Japanese manufacturer is currently selling a decent number of vehicles in the market. Honda will launch six new cars including facelifts and all-new models in next three years. Here they are.
All-new Honda CR-V
Expected launch: Second half of 2018
Honda’s flagship SUV, the CR-V has been around for many years in India now. Honda will bring in the all-new fifth generation CR-V in India next year. The all-new CR-V is already available in the international markets and Honda will launch the new version in the segment dominated by the Toyota Fortuner. The new CR-V looks much sleeker than the current version and gets a thick slat grille, similar to the new-age Honda vehicles.
The CR-V that will come to India will be ASEAN-spec, which means it will get an extra row of front facing seats taking the total number of seats to seven. Honda will also launch the diesel version of the CR-V with a 1.6-litre diesel engine that will be made in India. The engine produces a maximum power of 158 Bhp and peak torque of 350 Nm.
All-new Honda Amaze
Expected launch: First half of 2018
The Amaze sedan marked Honda’s debut in diesel segment in India. Honda is now preparing the all-new Amaze that will be launched next year in India. The new Amaze has been spied at Honda’s Tapukara plant and is expected to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. The car will become roomier but will remain under 4-meter mark.
Honda is also expected to put a more powerful version of the 1.5-litre diesel engine. It will also get a number of new features like climate, new infotainment among others. With the slowdown of the Brio in the Indian market, the Amaze, which is based on the Brio hatchback is expected to launch sooner than the Brio. As per reports, Honda may not launch the new Brio in India at all.
Expected launch: 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 or 1.6-litre diesel unit.
All-new Honda Civic
Expected launch: Mid 2018
The all-new Honda Civic which is currently in its tenth generation will be launched in India next year. The Civic will be launched in a sedan variant in India, unlike the global hatchback model. The all-new Civic looks futuristic with a sleek design.
The car will be powered by the 1.6-litre diesel engine that develops 120 Bhp – 300 Nm. There will be a petrol engine too but the details of the same are not known yet. The all-new Civic will be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo and will subsequently see a launch later that year.
Honda Jazz facelift
Expected launch: Late 2018
The premium hatchback from Honda is doing decent in the market. Honda has revealed the facelift version of the global model earlier this year. Honda has confirmed that it will launch a hybrid version of the Jazz in India in the future. The new Jazz gets slimmer grille, new bumper and LED headlamps. The car gets minor updates like the Honda City did earlier this year. The engine options in the Indian model is expected to remain same. The Jazz competes with the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 in India. The all-new Jazz, with a hybrid system, will be launched in 2020.
All-new Honda City
Expected launch: 2019
Honda City has remained a popular vehicle from the Honda stable in India. The Japanese brand launched the facelift version of the City in February this year. Honda is expected to launch the all-new City by 2019. There will be a hybrid version of the upgraded City in India. The finer details about the vehicle are not available at the moment.
Honda already sells hybid version of the City as Grace Hybrid in the international markets. The current generation of Honda City was launched in 2014. Honda usually keeps the lifecycle at five years. By the same theory, we should see the all-new City by 2019.