Honda has been working a 1.8-litre petrol for India – EXCLUSIVE
Honda Car India has been working on a new 1.8-litre petrol engine. The Japanese automaker will be locally assembling this engine in India. This new engine will be churning about 150bhp of power and will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The Honda brand is looking at adding small cars and increasing its portfolio of cars within INR 20 lakhs. This 1.8-litre engine will be used on of their upcoming models.
The company at the moment is testing this engine. This could be used on various set of products, between the Honda City and the CR-V that could be powered by this engine. The Civic for instance. It is too early to claim state anything as the company is looking at introducing a product in this segment by 2018-19. The Civic is a likely product. The BR-V will be launched don the 1st of May as Honda is gearing up to launch its new seven-seater SUV for the Indian car market. It will be coming with a six-speed manual transmission with two engine options: 1.5-litre petrol and diesel. From what we understand this will be the most fuel-efficient seven-seater SUV in this segment. Honda BR-V will even get a CVT option for the petrol engine.
For the Brazilian market, the Honda City will be getting a 1.8-litre petrol engine and the HR-V and the Civic in Brazil will even get the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine as well. The 1.5-litre turbo could be on the cards for India as well.