Honda is working on a slew of new cars and SUVs for the Indian market in the near future. Here are 6 such vehicles that are headed our way.
Honda City facelift
The City facelift has made its global debut today, in an event in Indonesia. The same will be coming to our market in the next few months. With the facelift, you now have an all-new headlamp cluster with LED DRLs. The top of the line model also sports full LED headlamps, something which would be segment first, when it is introduced in India.
In addition to that, there is an all-new grill up front which has a more prominent chrome strip and looks inspired from the lastest generation Civic. The bumper has received a minor update as well. The side profile doesn’t get any change, save for the new set of alloy wheels on offer. At the back, there is a new tail lamp cluster on the top of the line variant, a new bumper and a rear deck lid spoiler which houses the stop lamp. The engines and the interiors are similar to what is currently on offer in the Indian market.
The WR-V will be launched in the Indian market sometime this year. It is a crossover that is based on the Jazz and will take on the i20 Active. It has a more muscular design and has a lot of rugged touches, like the plastic cladding all over and the front scuff plate. The vehicle will take on the Brezza and Ecosport when it is introduced.
The Honda WR-V shares its engines and transmissions with the Jazz. There will be a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine that will churn out a maximum of 88 BHP-110 Nm. The diesel Earth Dreams engine will be 1.5-litre i-DTEC, 4-cylinder engine that generates a peak power of 98 BHP-200 Nm. Customers will get a choice of CVT gearbox with the petrol engine along with a 5-speed manual. The diesel engine will only come with 6-speed manual transmission.
Honda Mobilio facelift
It has been a huge day for Honda today. They have unveiled not one but two facelifts. One being the City and the other being the Mobilio. The most prominent change is up front where the vehicle looks a lot more imposing. It has a new set of headlamps with LED DRLs towards the edge, a new larger and more prominent grill, something that we have been seeing on all new Hondas and a slightly revised front bumper. Since we are unable to see the rear, we are not sure what changes are to take place there. Honda had revealed an official teaser video of the new Mobilio which showcased an all-new blue colour which should make the Moblio more attractive. A new set of 15″ alloys will also be on offer with this facelift. It will have the same engine options on offer, like the current one does which means the same engines from the City.
Honda CR-V facelift
Honda’s flagship SUV, the CR-V continues to soldier on in the Indian market. There is adequate demand for the vehicle since it is one of the only petrol SUVs in the segment. A facelift of the same was globally unveiled sometime back and the same will be launched in the Indian market sometime this year. The update is mainly visual, with the front end now sporting the new Honda family grill. There may even be a 7-seat option on offer which could make the CR-V an interesting proposition.
Honda Accord petrol
Along with the Accord Hybrid, Honda had already homologated the normal petrol version of the Accord before it launched the hybrid which means that they could be considering to bring that into the Indian market as well. While the current Accord is a nice product, it is priced Rs 8 lakhs more than the Camry which is making it find less takers. Bringing in the cheaper normal Accord could help that cause for the company.
The premium sedan market is currently ruled by the Corolla and the Elantra. Ever since the Civic was withdrawn, Honda has had a void in that market. Now though, they are really considering to bring in the new Civic into the Indian market.
The new Civic, like the old one is a really good looking product. The same has already been introduced in Pakistan and is powered by a 1.8 liter engine making 137 Bhp and 169 Nm. The Civic will be good for those looking to upgrade from the City.