Honda HR-V local testing continues in India ahead of launch this year

17/07/2019 - 10:50 | ,  ,   | Prashant Singh

The Honda HR-V has been spied once again in India. The latest set of spy shots arrive from Delhi, courtesy AutoToday.

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The Honda HR-V will rival the likes of Kia Seltos, MG Hector and Hyundai Creta.

The HR-V was previously ruled out for the Indian market because of being too expensive, but Honda has given it a second thought after recent change of import taxation rules under which a manufacturer is allowed to import 2,500 vehicles irrespective of their engine capacity and FOB value without homologation. Since the current-gen HR-V is set to be replaced with an all-new model next year, it will only be launched in the country to gauge the market response and to figure out if the next-gen HR-V will be feasible for the country.

The Honda HR-V is comparatively a smaller model than the Honda BR-V sold in India, but more premium. It features full-LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels and LED tail lights on the outside. While on the side, it is offered with comfort and convenience features like a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and sat-nav, 8-way power driver seat, full leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof. On the safety front, it is available with six airbags, electric parking brake, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and much more.

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The Honda HR-V will compete with the Kia Seltos.

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In terms of mechanicals, the Honda HR-V will most likely share its engines and transmissions with the Civic. Expect a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol engine (141 PS/174 Nm) mated to a CVT and a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine (120 PS/300 Nm) linked to a 6-speed MT.

[Image Source  - AutoToday]

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