Honda Cars India that launched a lot of new cars at the Auto Expo earlier in 2016, is now preparing to launch them. While the Honda BRV, Brio and Accord Hybrid facelift have already planned to be launched, the company has plans to bring some facelifts and new models to keep the momentum going for it.
While the city of Honda will receive a middle-aged facelift in 2017, we will also see the Civic making its return to India next year.
New Honda City Facelift
Without a doubt, the city’s 2017 renovation is one of the highly anticipated new Honda cars in India. The new Honda City will be restricting some exterior and interior changes along with several new features. However, it will remain close to the performance and fuel efficiency for the current model as the engine will remain unchanged.
The power of the saloon will be the same as 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel and 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engines with the capacity to offer 117bhp with 145Nm and 99bhp with 200Nm respectively. Like the current model, the new will come in a choice of a 5-speed manual and a CVT gearbox.
The overall design and style of the 2017 Honda City renovation will be heavily inspired by the China-specification Greiz sedan. However, it will continue to carry the philosophy of “H’s Exciting Design”, and most of its design elements.
Like its Chinese counterpart, the India-spec 2017 City could be longer and wider than the current model. Inside, there will be minor feature updates. Honda could tackle the problem of insulation of the cab of the saloon (diesel) with the facelift model.
Launched Recently – 14 Feb 2017
Estimated Cost – Rs 8.5 lakh – Rs 13 lakh
Engines – 1.8-litre Petrol & 1.6-litre i-DTEC Diesel , Read more about new Honda City here.
Aiming to close the gap between the CR-V and BR-V, the Japanese automaker will introduce the Honda HRV sometime next year. The HRV looks like a suitable SUV, courtesy of its humped silhouette and sharp shoulder line. It is expected to Cost at Rs 15 lakh – Rs 20 lakh, the next Honda compact SUV will have in the Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Tucson and others in the league.
The Honda HR-V splits its platform and some of its design features with the Jazz hatchback. Designed in the philosophy of Honda H Design, the compact SUV has a new front grille with LED headlights, sloping roof, and sporty rear design. The interior of the HR-V looks inspired by the existing CR-V. Features entertainment system with touch screen, climate control with touch screen and steering with mounted controls are carried forward of the CR-V.
In world markets, the Honda HR-V is available with a 1.8-liter petrol, 141bhp and a 1.6-liter, 118bhp i-DTEC diesel engine options. Meanwhile, the India-bound model could be equipped with a 1.5-liter gasoline i-VTEC and 1.6-liter i-DTEC gasoline engine.
Expected Launch Date : 2017
Estimated Cost: Rs 15 lakh – Rs 20 lakh
Engines: 1.5-litre i-VTEC Petrol & 1.6-litre i-DTEC Diesel
New Honda Civic
Expected as a concept in the 2014 New York Auto Show, the new generation of Honda Civic could make a comeback in India early next year. And this time, the saloon could be offered with a diesel engine. Based on the Accord platform, the Honda Civic 2016 features a brand new design with elements such as Honda’s “H” front chrome grille, a long bonnet, revised bumpers, C-pillars and LED boomerang taillights.
The power source for the new Civic of global specifications will be a new 1.5-liter VTEC turbo engine with a CVT gearbox. This power plant benefits from ‘Earth Dream Technology’, and claimed to offer better performance and better fuel efficiency in its class.
If it was launched in India, the saloon could get a 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine producing 118bhp and 300Nm.
Expected Launch Date: 2017
Estimated Cost: Rs 15 lakh – Rs 23 lakh
Engine: 1.6-litre i-DTEC Diesel
New-generation Honda CRV
The Japanese automaker is planning to launch the new generation CRV SUV in the Indian market. While the current model is only available with the gasoline engine, the next model is expected to be offered in gasoline and diesel engines.
The new Honda CRV SUV has been seen several times during its testing rounds in Europe. Interestingly, the 2018 model could come as 7 seats for the first time. Spy shots reveal that the SUV carries a longer wheelbase to accommodate an additional third row of seats. It will build on the new Honda Civic modular chassis that will also support the new generation of Accord.
The engine options for the India-bound model could be a 2.0-liter VTEC gasoline and a 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine. Transmission duties are likely to be performed by a 6-speed manual and a CVT. Once launched, the Honda CRV 7 seater will hit the Ford Endeavor, Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Hyundai Santa Fe. Worldwide, the new CRV will be available with a range of gasoline and diesel engines.
Expected Launch Date: Early 2018
Estimated Cost: Rs 25 lakh – Rs 30 lakh
Engines: 2.0-litre i-VTEC Petrol & 1.6-litre i-DTEC Diesel
Honda Brio next generation
Driven by the success of the Diesel City, Amaze and Jazz hatchback, Honda Car India is now planning to further increase its diesel portfolio in the country. The Japanese automaker is working on a smaller 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder diesel engine, which will debut in next-generation Honda Brio. This mill will be a reduced version of the 1.5-liter i-DTEC engine that performs functions in Mobilio, City, Amaze and the new Jazz.
The next generation of Honda Brio will see a high level of the location, and the company could get all the components of local suppliers to achieve a location close to 100%. While the gasoline version of the hatchback could come with the same 1.2-liter i-VTEC engine, the diesel model is reported to get a newly developed 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder engine.
With a 1.5-liter i-DTEC, the Jazz returns 27.32kmpl of mileage, and it is expected that the smaller displacement engine of the Brio could offer a mileage around 30kmpl.
Expected Launch Date: 2017
Estimated Cost: Rs 5 lakh – Rs 7.50 lakh
Engines: 1.2-litre i-VTEC Petrol & 1.2-litre Diesel
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