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Honda might launch its premium SUV, the HR-V in India

Honda might launch its premium SUV, the HR-V in India

Snapshot: According to Honda India’s President and CEO, the SUV segment is the fastest-growing auto segment in the India. If this segment observes further growth, then Honda will address that by launching more SUVs.

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Recently Honda has launched an MPV named BR-V, which competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta. Inspite of facing stiff competition from its more popular rivals, the BR-V is selling high in numbers due to its brilliant engine and unconventional looks. 

Now the Japanese car maker wants to launch its compact SUV, the HR-V in the Indian market in order to compete with the Hyundai Tucson. According to Honda India’s President and CEO, the SUV segment is the fastest-growing auto segment in the India. If this segment observes further growth, then Honda will address that by launching SUVs. The statement from the official just confirms that the demand of SUVs is on all time high. In 2015 itself the country has witnessed launch of at least 10 SUVs.

For all the markets, the Honda HR-V commands a premium over the BR-V, so you have to pay around 20-lakhs in order to buy this Creta-sized SUV. The international variant of the HR-V comes with a 1.8-liter petrol powered four-cylinder engine, which can produce 143PS of maximum power and 173nm of maximum torque. The engine comes mated with an optional 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT transmission. Honda is also likely to bring in the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol mill from the Civic Coupe just for India. The turbocharged mill can churn out impressive figures of 175PS and a peak torque of 220Nm. 

Honda trusts they shouldn't leave volume turning vehicles like the Amaze and Brio. They are as of now focussing on getting the costs and components right for the Indian market. The Japanese carmaker is sure for their comeback in the premium segment since they are known for premium vehicles in India.

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