Honda India has been pushing hard to recapture lost ground in the country. The brand recently updated its most popular offering, the City in India. WIth this facelift, Honda brought in some changes to the CIty, with the biggest one being the addition of ADAS in non-hybrid variants. Now, the Japanese brand’s next focus is to enter the C-SUV segment that currently houses prominent rivals like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and MG Astor. Honda would definitely aim to create a dent in this space. With the car expected to see an India debut this year, the sightings have seen an exponential growth. We recently received fresh spy shots of the Honda SUV that clearly showed an important feature. We share with you more details below about the Honda Creta rival.
New Honda SUV – What has been spotted?
Spy shots of the Honda SUV were sent to us by Abhisanap from Nagpur. Latest spy shots the Honda Creta rival clearly show a big floating touchscreen taking the centre place on the dashboard. Although the spy shots were blurry but with close inspection, it seems to be a 10.0-inch (minimum) touchscreen infotainment system. With the segment really flooded with feature-packed cars, Honda would not want to be left behind in this department, and that too when it is entering the segment this late. The brand would definitely want to load this touchscreen with functionalities like wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, connected car technology, etc.
New Honda SUV – What else do we know?
As far as other details are concerned, this SUV is expected to be based on the Amaze platform (modified). It is expected to measure somewhere between 4,200mm to 4,300mm. Powering this SUV could be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre strong hybrid petrol engine. It is interesting to note that the SUV will have two rivals to compete in the strong hybrid department too. In the light of the updated emission norms, Honda would most likely skip the diesel engine option. Transmission options could include manual and CVT with the naturally aspirated petrol engine and e-CVT with the strong hybrid petrol engine. Feature-wise, we can expect a panoramic sunroof, ADAS, wireless charging and much more. As discussed above, Honda would not want to miss out on loading its next product with features.
Honda is expected to launch the car around mid-2023, which is not many months away. This means that we might get to see even more spy shots coming in the near future. Pricing-wise, we expect this Hyundai Creta rival to be priced competitively to bank on maximum footfall for a new product.
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