Honda HRV is coming to India. The company has showcased this SUV to its Delhi-based dealers and is showcasing it to other cities as well. The Honda HRV will be made available for the Indian car audience in the coming days. It is believed to make its way by this Diwali. The Japanese auto maker has been working on this new SUV for a while. The company launched the CRV and the Amaze last year and this year, it has got the Civic already. The HRV and the Civic come under the same price bracket.
The HRV will do battle with the Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass. The 2018 Honda HRV was unveiled at the 2018 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). The HRV is expected to be launched this year in India with mostly the same specifications and features. The HRV is a premium SUV and will go up against the Hyundai Creta. The upcoming Maruti Vitara, Nissan Kicks and Tata Harrier will be the cars to look out for by Honda when the HRV is launched. This segment is beginning to heat up more, with several new players coming in. The WRV, which is a hatchback crossover, has been very successful and now the HRV will aim to dominate the premium five-seater SUV segment as well.
Want to know more about the Honda HRV? When will it be launched in India? Read further.
Honda HRV India Launch Date
The Honda HRV will be launched in India by late 2019 near the festive season. The new HRV has been unveiled in Indonesia this year already. The Honda HRV will get refreshed interiors for India. The HRV is based on a modified Jazz platform, so it will call for a lot of investment to localize it for India. A year to develop the HRV locally is what will be required. It will be a cost-effective platform. The company is likely to manufacture it in their Tapukara plant in Rajasthan.
Honda HRV India Price in India
|Base Petrol||₹16 lakhs|
|Petrol Automatic||₹23 lakhs|
|Base Diesel||₹ 19 lakhs|
|Top-model Diesel||₹22 lakhs|
The HRV will have competitive pricing. Honda would price it in a way that it coincides with the Compass/Harrier. This would be around ₹19 lakhs to ₹25 lakhs (on-road) and would provide tough competition to the Harrier. This will be the company’s perfect SUV under the CRV.
Honda HRV 2019 Features
- LED headlamps
- LED taillamps
- Sloping roofline
- Chrome grille
- 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Apple Car Play / Android Auto
- Mirror Link
- Steering mounted controls
- Rear parking sensors
- Keyless entry
- Dual front airbags, side airbags
- ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution)
- Vehicle Stability assist with traction control
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
Honda HRV India Interior
The HRV will have contemporary interiors Honda is known for. They will be trendy and sporty as well. They will not be flashy but will be functional and neat. A two-tone color theme will make it look rich. The fit and finish also will be of high quality. Touch and feel will be better than the current Honda vehicles in the country. It will be somewhere in the league of Accord and CR-V. In terms of features, this vehicle will come loaded. It will have push button start, 7-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, reverse camera, navigation, etc. The Honda HR-V will also have automatic climate control, which will be a touch-enabled one like the Honda City. This Honda will be a feature loaded one. Its fiercest competitor will be the Hyundai Creta which comes with many features.
The Honda HR-V shall offer good enough space for front and rear passengers. There will be rear AC vents, a rear armrest and even a big size boot.
Honda HRV India Specifications
6-speed M / CVT
The Honda HRV will get a 1.6-litre petrol engine. It will churn out 132bhp of power and about 170Nm of maximum torque. A six-speed manual and CVT will be the transmission options offered. Honda would like to focus on this engine as it will get a good number for it. This will have a decent demand as it is a powerful engine.
The other engine will be a 1.6-litre diesel. It will produce about 132bhp of power and 250Nm of peak torque. This engine is the one shared with the City and also the WRV, however, it will be tweaked for better performance. This shall be mated to a six-speed manual transmission, Honda may also offer a CVT with this engine. The Honda HR-V will also be tweaked to offer better performance. The diesel engine is anyways high on performance and mileage as it is lightweight. However, Honda would want to work on its NVH levels.
Also Read – Tata Harrier will be bigger than Creta and HRV
Honda HR-V India Dimensions
Fuel Tank Capacity
Honda HRV India Mileage
The Honda HR-V will have fuel-efficient engines, just like the Honda City and WRV. It will share the same engines, with a slight tweak for better drivability and performance. Hence, there will be very little difference in the fuel efficiency figures. Buyers in this segment look at performance more than fuel efficiency.
Honda HRV India Design
The 2018 Honda HRV receives exterior styling updates to further expand its appeal. The grille is enhanced by dark chrome that is extending over the new projector-style headlights. Under the chrome band, the grille opening has been restyled to emphasize a wide look. The fog light housings are enlarged to help give HR-V a more aggressive stance. In the rear, new smoked turn signal lenses are connected by a thin chrome band, lending an upscale air to HRV’s exterior.
HR-V Sport features unique lower body trim, painted glossy black on the lower front and rear bumper, rocker panels, and wheel arches, as well as the gloss-black exterior mirrors. HR-V Sport also receives a honeycomb pattern grille, exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels and tires, and in the rear, there’s a chrome exhaust finisher.
The new line-topping HR-V Touring trim flanks its honeycomb grille with multi-element Honda LED headlights that are unique in the HR-V lineup, as are the 5-element LED fog lights. Touring models come with exclusive 17-inch machined alloy wheels, for an upscale look. HR-V Touring also comes with similar lower-body trim as Sport, but painted body color rather than gloss black, along with the body-color outside mirrors. We don’t know what all from this impressive list of exterior details will make it to India but we can expect a lot of it to come when the car comes to India next year.
The bigger sibling CR-V is also designed in a crossover format and the HRV carries a similar design language. It is a good looking vehicle though and will also have a good road presence. It is sure to turn heads and its design will be one of its high selling points.
A coupe-styled roofing is seen here, with a downward slope at the rear. The rear door handle has been moved to next to the window and is hidden, giving it a two-door look. A clean silhouette adorns the HR-V and it has minimal lines running across. The rear has large tail lamps that give it a bold look and it has an integrated rear spoiler as well. These elements make the HR-V quite appealing and eye-catching too. There is also a shark fin antenna on the roof towards the rear. The part below the bumpers is black in color, which gives it a purposeful look.
Honda HRV Interior Pictures
Honda HR-V 2019 Competition
Considering the size of this SUV, the Honda HR-V shall compete with the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, and the upcoming Nissan Kicks. This segment is on the verge of higher growth in times to come. There is also a shift from smaller SUVs expected to happen in the future. Small SUV users will be upgrading to this particular segment that will have the 2018 Honda HRV.
- Design Preview
- Interior Preview
- Engine Preview
Honda HRV will be an exciting product for the Indian car market. However, there is a big question mark on how much of it will be localised.