Honda HR-V Preview
The Honda HR-V is an upcoming car that is expected to be a combination of an unmistakable style and technology. Due to a restricted amount of localization, Honda initially had an issue bringing the stylish HR-V crossover to India. However, the manufacturer is now thinking of bringing it to the country. They are planning this, in order to avoid missing the important action, as the competition in this segment is fierce.
Let’s delve into the anticipated features and specifications of this Honda car.
Honda HR-V Engine and Other Specifications
For India, Honda is likely to launch the HR-V with the same engines that did duty in the Civic. It had a 139bhp 1.8-litre petrol engine option and a 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine option. The petrol engine was paired with a CVT gearbox while the diesel engine was paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The latter could be a popular choice in our market, but the former shall be the preference among Honda purists. Honda is likely to import the HR-V via the Completely-Knocked-Down route and assemble it, here, in India.
The car’s suspension system is slated to be fine-tuned, to provide a harmonious blend of comfort and handling precision. It shall ensure a smooth ride on various road surfaces. It shall further boast a selection of carefully designed alloy wheels, offering both style and performance. Furthermore, the Honda HR-V shall feature responsive and reliable disc brakes, guaranteeing confident stopping power when needed.
Honda HR-V Exterior
The available pictures suggest that the car’s design is bold and it boasts a coupe-like roofline, unique to this segment. At the front, it is said to be inspired somewhat by the CR-V, with that large band of chrome. It shall further exhibit a four-slat grille, flanked by sharp-looking headlamps. The bonnet would have a sloping effect, while the flared wheel arches shall house new 17-inch alloy wheels. The side profile looks attractive with flowing creases, while the angular tail lights give a bit of pizzazz.
Honda HR-V Interior
The cabin of the Honda HR-V can be expected to be inspired by that of the Civic. The top-of-the-line variants should come with a sunroof, automatic headlamps, connectivity features, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The infotainment shall feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moreover, the HR-V interior might encompass ambient lighting, a wireless smartphone charger, and an automatic climate control system, among others.
Honda HR-V Safety Features
On the safety front, high-end variants shall get multiple airbags, a hill-start assist, ABS with EBD, and a rear parking camera. They might also incorporate advanced driver assistance technologies such as a blind spot detector, parking sensors, and lane-keeping assist. The vehicle might also boast a collision mitigation braking system and ACE body structure, among many other advanced safety features.
Honda HR-V Launch Date and Expected Price
This upcoming Honda car is expected to be launched in the first half of the calendar year 2024. Further, the Honda HR-V price is anticipated to be nearly 12-16 lakhs, competing with Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor, and Kia Seltos.
Please be aware that the information provided above is sourced from unofficial channels and may not fully represent the exact specifications of the vehicle when it officially debuts. However, we are actively monitoring the manufacturer's official announcements and will promptly update this page with the utmost accuracy once official information becomes available.