4 upcoming Honda cars in India: From City hybrid sedan to HR-V compact SUV


Honda Cars India recently went through a major change in its strategy. The manufacturer shut down the Greater Noida plant to operate from the Tapukara plant completely. Currently, Honda offers four models in the Indian model line-up. There is the Honda Amaze, City, WR-V and the Jazz. Honda is still offering the fourth generation of the City while the fifth is already on sale. Soon, the brand will launch a slew of cars to increase its portfolio in India and here are the four vehicles that the manufacturer plans to launch in the coming months.

Honda City Hybrid

The Honda City remains one of the best-selling cars in the segment and it has a strong presence in India. Honda launched the all-new fifth-generation City in the Indian market last year and will soon introduce the hybrid variant of the same later this year. The car will come with a petrol engine supported by two electric motors.

While one of these motors will work to provide additional torque during acceleration, the other motor will serve as an Integrated Starter-Generator. Honda is likely to offer only a six-speed manual with this variant.

Honda Amaze facelift

The Honda Amaze is the best-selling vehicle from a Japanese manufacturer in India. It is the first sub-4m compact sedan from the automobile giant and it has received great feedback in the market too. Honda Amaze facelift is due to launch in the next few months.

It is likely to receive a new grille, revised projector headlamps, tweaked bumper and new LED tail lamps. The engine options will remain unchanged. It will continue to get the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated engine and a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine.

Honda HR-V

While there are numerous rumours stating that the HR-V will soon be launched in India, it has not launched till now. However, Honda recently unveiled the all-new HR-V for various markets and the same is expected to be launched in the Indian market by the end of 2021. The HR-V will go against the likes of Hyundai Creta in the Indian market and will get a strong hybrid powertrain option too.

The all-new HR-V with e:HEV system gets a 1.5-litre iMMD petrol and two electronic motors. The combined power output is around 110 PS with claimed fuel economy of 26.7 km/l. There is a model powered by the 1.5-litre iVTEC too and it gets a maximum power o 123 PS and peak torque of 145 Nm.

Sub-4m compact SUV

Honda is among the only few manufacturers that are yet to enter the high-competitive sub-4m compact SUV segment in India. Even new players like Kia have entered the segment and manufacturers like Nissan and Renault have launched its product too. Honda is reportedly working on the sub-4m SUV, which is highly likely to be called the ZR-V. The details are still obscure about this vehicle but it may launch next year in the Indian market.