India-bound Honda HR-V (Creta rival) leaked before launch

Honda is planning to launch the all-new HR-V in India that will sit above the successful WR-V in the line-up. It will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur and upcoming cars like Nissan Kicks. The images of the facelift HR-V have been leaked online before the official unveiling. The same car is expected to come to India in late 2018 or early 2019.

India-bound Honda HR-V (Creta rival) leaked before launch

The car is known as the Honda Vezel in the Japanese domestic market but will be renamed for the Indian market. The new vehicle gets Honda’s latest design language that is evident on the City facelift too. The car gets a big grille at the with a prominent Honda logo in the middle. The front bumper has become quite aggressive. Even the tail lamps are sleeker and get LED, just like the new Honda City. Even though the rear has not been revealed, a chrome tailgate garnish connecting the lamps are expected.

The car gets new upholstery on the inside and gets gadgets like Honda’s DigiPad infotainment system. Other features like airbags and ABS are expected to be standard.

Internationally, the HR-V gets 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol, 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol, 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol engine with a hybrid option. However, the India specification model is only expected to get 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines that currently power most of the Honda’s line-up currently.

Honda is expected to bring the upcoming vehicle at the 2018 Auto Expo that is scheduled to start on the 7th of next month. Honda’s most successful RV model, the W-RV had become the best-selling car from the brand for a few months overtaking the City. The growing popularity of the SUVs in India will create a perfect platform for the launch of HR-V in the Indian market.