Video – Watch the Honda Crider in action
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Recently, Honda Crider was launched in the growing Chinese market to bridge the gap between the Civic and Accord. The car is set to satisfy the potential upper middle class segment in China. Here is a promotional video of the mid-size sedan.
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From the outside, chrome-laden grill complements the glittering headlights, which altogether gives Crider a very interesting gleeful face. The bold lines on the hood further construct the flashy aura of the car. The side profile of Crider carries elegant design theme with nice dual-tone alloy wheels and curvaceous C-pillar. The rear end gets a thick chrome rail and big taillights that would bode well with the Chinese customers.
Interiors are typical Honda-ish in fashion with quality materials and decent fit and finish. The dashboard carries cues from both the Civic and Accord to make it interesting as well as functional.
Elegant Accord touches like glossy plastics and brushed aluminium combines beautifully with the funky Civic steering wheel and gear selector knob. Metallic trim and big information display gives Crider a modernistic verve.
The Crider is propelled by a 1.8-litre petrol engine that uses Honda’s world famous i-VTEC to give a decent 137bhp and 172Nm of torque. Overall, the Crider measures 4,650mm long, 1,750mm wide and 1,505mm tall with a wheelbase that spans 2,650mm.
Produced by Guangqi-Honda JV, Crider starts at 114,800Yuan (approx. INR 11.31 lakhs) and will lock horns with likes of Citroen C4L, VW Sagitar and the upcoming Hyundai Mistra. It looks like the Crider, with Honda’s rock-solid reliability and performance traits, has got all the bases covered.