We might soon see the arrival of the Honda HR-V, the Japanese automaker’s compact premium SUV in the Indian car market. With the launch of the same, the automaker will yet again try to pitch itself as an premium automobile manufacturer in India, an image which the company has somewhat lost down the line.
The plans for considering the HR-V for the Indian car market came in line as there have been a number of inquiries about this product at Honda dealerships. The HR-V when launched in India will sit in-between the Honda BR-V and the CR-V. Going by Honda’s nomenclature, the HR-V stands for Hi-rider revolutionary Vehicle, which has been developed to meet everyday needs while at the same time provide the benefits of an SUV.
On the outside, the HR-V takes quite a lot of its design inspiration from the latest iteration of the Honda CR-V. Though compact in its dimensions, the HR-V looks quite stylish and contemporary in its aesthetic features. The interiors too are reminiscent of the design seen on the latest Honda cars. Do Read: Honda WR-V launched in India, Price start at INR 7.75 lakh
Speculating on the engine specifications, the Honda HR-V when it arrives in India is expected to be made available in both petrol as well as diesel derivatives. The former could get a 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit while the latter could come equipped with a 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit. The transmission responsibilities are to be handled by a 6-speed manual gearbox while there will also be a CVT automatic unit on offer. Also Read: 2017 Honda City facelift garners 14,000 bookings since its launch
As to when the Honda HR-V will make its debut cannot be said yet, but it is to be believed that it could very well make its debut by early next year.
Source: ET Auto