Honda, as a manufacturer, is going through a lull phase in the Indian market. Traditionally Honda is known for its sedans, but the sedan market is being eaten up by SUVs all over the world. Honda has been caught off guard in this as they currently have no SUVs in India. Honda is looking to rectify this, they were thinking about a compact SUV, but this plan was dropped. Honda might now look to add a mid-size SUV to its portfolio. In this article, we will discuss what we can expect from Honda XUV700 competition.
Platform and other details
This Mid-sized SUV will most likely be based on the City platform. This SUV will take inspiration from the N7X concept that Honda had revealed earlier. By using the City platform Honda can lower the costs as it would not require extra investment. Localisation will also help Honda to keep the costs down.
Here also Honda will look to make use of a lot of localisation. Like the Platform, Honda might also use the same engines as the City. We expect the same engine options, the 1.5-litre petrol unit and 1.5-litre diesel unit, to be carried on to the SUV as well. Honda might retune this engine to produce more power as it is an SUV. Other bits like suspension and gearbox will also be utilized from other Honda cars.
Rivals to be
Considering how XUV700 has brought in 5-seater and 7-seater configurations. Honda might look to bring this mid-size SUV with both configurations. This will help Honda to take on two-segment with one car. The 5 -seater variant can compete with cars like 5-seater XUV700, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and other C-segment cars. The 7-seater will help it to compete with the XUV700, MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and the Hyundai Alcazar.
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