2018 Honda HR-V spotted on test: Details on Honda’s India-bound crossover

Honda has said that they will bring their HR-V crossover to India in 2019, this is part of Honda's mission to bring six new models to India over the course of the next three years. Honda's HR-V will take on the likes of the Renault Captur and the Hyundai Creta in India.

By: | Published: December 18, 2017 11:03 AM

Honda HR-V has been on the horizons for a while, especially considering the success of their RV range in India. Most recently, however, the HR-V was spotted in test mule camouflage in Malaysia with camouflage on the front and rear bumper. Which indicates that this is the updated version of the already on sale HR-V. Aside from the front and rear bumpers the rest of the HR-V retains its original silhouette.

Honda has said that they will bring their HR-V crossover to India in 2019, this is part of Honda's mission to bring six new models to India over the course of the next three years. Honda's HR-V will take on the likes of the Renault Captur and the Hyundai Creta in India. However, it is likely that the top variants could overlap with the likes of bigger SUVs like Jeep Compass and the Mahindra XUV500. There is also a chance that the Honda HR-V could make it to India with a hybrid option like the one available on the current Accord.

The HR-V has been on its way to India for some time now, after its debut at the 2013 Tokyo motor show. The HR-V has been on the back-burner since they could not meet the tough price targets that would allow a competitive price tag for Honda in India. Now, of course, Honda have noticed the Indian market on the uptrend with more and more avenues for premium vehicles creeping in. Which is why they are considering the HR-V for India. The thing is, the fact that the Honda Accord Hybrid has been quite successful in India despite the steep price tag.

Source: Paultan.org

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