Honda teases India-bound compact SUV

Honda’s compact SUV is expected to be launched in Indonesia in the coming weeks and will also be a viable option for the Indian market.

A teaser image of Honda’s upcoming compact SUV has surfaced online, right next to a billboard in Indonesia. In today’s digital age, the Japanese automaker has taken to the streets right away, announcing the introduction of its next major launch, which is expected to be high-volume and high-volume for the brand. Teased with just two words, “Run-in,” Honda has managed to drive progenitors and fans of the SUV segment into a frenzy.

The Honda compact SUV is expected to be launched in Indonesia in the coming weeks and is likely to be a production version of the SUV RS concept to be shown at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in 2022. According to the billboard image, the SUV is finished. in two tones, a red body and pillars, roof and door mirrors finished in black. A sloping bonnet structure and sloping windshield are visible with sharp LED headlights. The rear also gets a pair of enveloping LED taillights.

Honda’s new compact SUV is likely to use the platform of its popular compact sedan, the Amaze, so expect both petrol and diesel engines to be offered, but as demand for diesel engines is falling in many parts of the world, including India, a petrol hybrid powertrain could be more viable. Like the petrol-hybrid powertrain offered with the latest Honda City, the new compact SUV would rival the Hyundai Creta or even the latest petrol-hybrid SUV offerings, namely the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and the Toyota Hyryder. figures.

Currently, Honda does not offer an SUV in the domestic market and it will be a chore to label the WR-V as an SUV. Honda Cars India previously introduced the second-generation CR-V in India in 2004 and discontinued the SUV after shifting to BS6 emissions in 2020.

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