Honda HR-V would be the next big launch from the brand in India, possibly arriving in 2020
Back in 2017, Honda promised to launch six all-new cars in India under its product strategy. With the tenth generation Civic, new Amaze and new CR-V already launched, one of the next big launched from the brand seems Honda HR-V, a compact and sporty crossover with design cues from Honda CR-V. The Honda HR-V could launch in India next year and it will spearhead the new models arriving in the country from this Japanese brand in 2020.
Honda has just updated the HR-V crossover for the European market. It seems this updated model will arrive in India sometime next year. Upon launch, the Honda HR-V will lock horns with rivals like Tata Harrier and Hyundai Creta. Besides that, it will also challenge the Nissan Kicks.
In terms of design, the Honda HR-V crossover receives new headlamps with projector lenses and updated LED daytime running lights. A new bumper makes it sporty looking, while the circular fog lamps are there too. There is a chrome bar on the tailgate. The top variant sports all-LED lights. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome-tipped exhaust vents.
Inside the cabin, this updated Honda HR-V dons a premium feel that will impress the Indian customers for sure. Seats and upholstery materials come of premium quality, while the space and comfort on offer are interesting. Honda claims, the 2019 Honda HR-V boasts Active Noise Cancellation that reduces NVH level drastically. A premium audio system will be there ensuring an impressive sound quality experience for the occupants.
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Power source for the 2019 Honda HR-V is a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine. This motor churns out 128 bhp of maximum power and 155 Nm of torque output. A 6-speed manual gearbox does the transmission duty. This car takes 10.7 seconds to reach 100 kmph mark from a standstill position. Expect the India-spec model to receive a 1.6-litre diesel powered variant as well.