Honda Cars India has released the first official sketch of its upcoming mid-sized SUV, which will rival Hyundai Creta in the country. The company stated that it will be launched during the summer of 2023 in the Indian market. The all-new Honda mid-sized SUV has been designed at the Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. following extensive market surveys in India.
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Honda’s new SUV will not only rival Hyundai Creta but also be at loggerheads with the likes of Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota Hyryder. A few design bits are already know about the SUV. It will get an upright nose along with broad wraparound headlamps with LED DRLs sitting above it. There will be a multi-slat front grille housing the ‘Honda’ logo in the center. The Japanese brand might offer a connected DRL theme, taking a leaf out of Kia Seltos book.
One can expected huge wheels flanked by the cladding at the wheel arches in order to lend it a rugged look. Going by the sketch, the SUV reminds of the global version of the HR-V. However, there are a few updates that distinguishes it from the HR-V. Honda’s new SUV will measure around 4.2-4.3 meters in length while based on the updated Amaze architecture.
The Honda SUV is expected to be offered with a couple of petrol engines namely a 1.5L naturally aspirated unit and a 1.5L strong-hybrid unit. While the former has been borrowed from the fifth-gen City, the latter has been sourced from the City e:HEV. The transmission choices are also going to be identical, i.e. a 5-speed manual and CVT automatic unit for the 1.5L naturally aspirated engine and an e-drive unit for the strong-hybrid version.
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