Honda HR-V to launch in India around Diwali: Report
Rivaling MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, and Kia Seltos, Honda Cars India is working to launch its premium crossover, the HR-V, in the country soon. According to GaadiWaadi.com, the company will launch the compact SUV sometime around November this year. The HR-V, which is already available in some international markets, will arrive at a starting price of around Rs. 14.5 lakh. Here's more.
Let's take a look at the Honda HR-V
The Honda HR-V features a premium sporty look, housing a cascading front grille, sleek headlamps, indicator-mounted ORVMs, body-colored roof spoiler, and chrome-finished alloy wheels. The crossover gets an all-LED lighting setup for headlamps, foglamps, indicators, and taillights. Moreover, it has a boot capacity of 470-liters and a wheelbase of 2,610mm.
Inside the cabin
The Honda HR-V sports a five-seater cabin featuring leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, and a multifunctional power-steering wheel. The compact SUV houses a 7-inch touchscreen LCD infotainment panel which comes with connectivity features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The cabin also gets a host of new-age features like automatic climate control, heated front seats, and keyless entry.
Power and performance
The Honda HR-V will be offered in two engine options: 1.8-liter iVtec petrol and a 1.6-liter iDtec petrol. The former is capable of producing 140PS of power and 175Nm peak torque, while the latter churns out 120PS and 300Nm. For transmission duties, the 1.8-liter motor comes mated to a CVT, while the smaller 1.6-liter unit gets a six-speed manual gearbox.
Honda HR-V: On the road
The Honda HR-V comes equipped with disc brakes on the front and rear wheels along with ABS, EBD, and traction control for better road handling. The crossover gets dual-front airbags and side-curtain airbags, rear parking sensors as well as a rearview camera for parking assistance. It also gets seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger, tire pressure monitoring system, and blind spot monitoring system.
Finally, what will be the pricing?
The pricing and availability details of the Honda HR-V are unknown at the moment. However, going by the specifications, it is expected to arrive under Rs. 14.5-19 lakh price bracket. At this price point, the crossover will take on the likes of MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Tata Harrier.