Honda’s brand new SUV coming to compete with Grand Vitara and Creta, know details

New Delhi. Japanese automobile company Honda has introduced the WR-V compact SUV in Indonesia. The new model is based on the Jazz/City platform. The sale of this car will also start in Indonesia first. The new model will be bigger, longer and wider than the current model of the car.

The company is currently doing a market study regarding the India launch of the WR-V. Interestingly, the company is preparing to launch a sub-compact SUV in India. This car will compete with cars like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq in India.

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The India-spec Honda SUV will be based on the 5th generation City platform instead of the 4th generation city architecture, which is used to develop the current WR-V. The new Honda SUV will measure around 4.2-4.3 meters in length and will be placed below the Honda HR-V for sale in selected international markets. Honda can also export the new SUV to selected international markets.

The report claims that the new Honda SUV, which will compete with the Creta, is going to be launched in the Indian market in the middle of 2023, just before the festive season. The new Honda SUV is likely to share the engine with the City sedan.

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The new Honda compact SUV is likely to be powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that powers the city sedan as well. This engine is capable of producing 121bhp power and 145Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely to include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic gearbox. It is also likely to get Honda’s e:HEV hybrid system. It will get an Atkinson Cycle 1.5L 4-cylinder petrol engine with two electric motors.

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