Honda HR-V will receive a new generation next year and will reportedly arrive in India
Speculations about the launch of the Honda HR-V have ever existed in India and they send us into a frenzy considering there hasn’t been an official word on the crossover yet. Previously, the arrival of the HR-V would have been dismissed as it could not be heavily located to be competitively priced. However, the scenario could change in favor of its possible debut.
Honda Cars India has announced that the Civic and CR-V will be discontinued in India as production at the Greater Noida plant has ceased as part of the consolidation of the brand’s businesses. This results in the largest Japanese automaker having only the Jazz, WR-V, Amaze and City in its domestic portfolio. According to a recent report citing sources, Honda will launch the HR-V to compete with midsize SUVs.
The segment is currently led by Hyundai Creta with Kia Seltos, MG Hector and Tata Harrier as other popular models. The HR-V in its third generation will reportedly debut in India late next year. The crossover will help strengthen Honda’s SUV range. The HR-V (Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle) was first introduced in 1998 and was in production until 2006.
The second generation announced the return of the license plate in 2013 and thus the existing model is at the end of its life cycle. Due to the suspension of the Civic and CR-V, Honda has no premium product other than the City, which received its fifth generation earlier this year in India. The brand has established itself as a premium player over the years, and having no luxury vehicles wouldn’t be good.
The next generation of Honda HR-V will have the latest global design language adapted by the brand and will also come with a more exclusive cabin with a large touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, connectivity-based technologies, safety features get better and soon. If the rumor materializes, expect it to use the same range of powertrains as the City.
In overseas markets, the HR-V is sold with a 1.8 liter naturally aspirated gasoline, a 1.5 liter turbo gasoline, a 1.5 liter turbo gasoline hybrid and a 1 liter turbo diesel unit. 5 liters.