Honda studying SUVs based on second-gen Honda Amaze’s platform - Report

16/02/2018 - 14:29 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Honda unveiled the second-gen Honda Amaze in India last week. Now, the company is studying SUVs based on its platform, as per a report from The Economic Times.

2018 Honda Amaze front three quarters right side
The multiple SUV options Honda is studying include a Maruti Vitara Brezza rival (Second-gen Honda Amaze pictured)

Speaking to the business publication, Honda Cars India President & CEO Yoichiro Ueno expressed the company’s growing interest in SUVs instead of small cars to boost its sales “We prefer the SUV space to small cars,” Mr. Ueno said.

The SUV is a growing segment in India, it offers more potential than a small car in the current context. We are studying multiple SUV options on the new Amaze platform.”

The Honda BR-V, which is based on the same platform as the Honda Brio and the first-gen Honda Amaze, hasn’t received much success. It’s unknown whether the multiple SUV options the company is evaluating includes the next-gen Honda BR-V or not. One of the options is a Maruti Vitara Brezza rival, as per the report. Also under consideration for India, is the Honda HR-V premium B-SUV, a Hyundai Creta rival that has just received a facelift in Japan.

2018 Honda Vezel (2018 Honda HR-V) front three quarters left side
The facelifted Honda Vezel (facelifted Honda HR-V) is also under consideration for India.

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One of the new Honda SUVs officially confirmed for launch is the fifth-gen Honda CR-V, which is reportedly arriving by August this year. Beginning with the fifth-gen model, Honda will offer a diesel engine for the first time in India. The redesigned model is first one ever to have a 7-seat version.

[Source: The Economic Times]

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