- HR-V will be brought in India as a CKD unit
- The midsize SUV will be placed between BR-V and CR-V
- Exteriors of the Honda HR-V will be inspired by its bigger sibling - the Honda CR-V
- The higher variants of the SUV will also get a panoramic sunroof and a 7.0-inch infotainment system
Honda - the Japanese automaker is prepping up to launch its midsize SUV, the HR-V. The Honda HR-V has been spied testing in India recently. The midsize SUV will be reminiscent of its bigger sibling, the Honda CR-V. Honda is expected to place the HR-V between BR-V and the CR-V SUV. The midsize SUV will reach the Honda dealership during this year's festive season. Honda HR-V is one of the six cars that the Japanese brand has promised earlier to launch in the Indian market.
The camouflaged HR-V seen in the image has hidden the important design details, however, it reveals some character lines present on the tailgate, C-shaped tail lamp, shark-fin antenna and the 17-inch alloy wheels. The India-bound midsize SUV will be a bit different than the facelift version of HR-V revealed in the ASEAN markets last year. The HR-V will be brought in India as a CKD unit and to keep the prices in check, the Japanese brand is expected to equip the HR-V with a 1.8-litre petrol engine which also powers the Honda's premium sedan, Civic. Additionally, the HR-V might also get the 1.6-litre diesel engine capable of churning out 120 bhp of peak power.
Speaking of the exteriors, the Honda HR-V will borrow styling cues from CR-V. The LED headlamp and tail light will certainly enhance the midsize SUV's overall visual appeal. The interiors of the HR-V will be inspired by Honda Civic which means that it will pack a number of safety, comfort and connectivity features. The higher grades of the HR-V will also get a 7.0-inch infotainment system and a panoramic sunroof.
However, there's no official word on the pricing, but we expect it to be between Rs 16 lakh to Rs 17 lakh. The competition basis the pricing of HR-V includes the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, Nissan Kicks and lower variants of the Jeep Compass and the soon to be launched MG Hector.
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