Wednesday, February 21, 2024

All-New Honda Compact SUV Debut Soon With 1.5L Engine

Honda has registered a new car code on the Jakarta PKB Samsat website suggesting that the launch of the production version of the RS SUV concept could be nearing

According to online rumours, Honda has filed a new automobile code, DG 47 and DG 48, on the Jakarta PKB Samsat government website. They will be equipped with a 1.5-litre engine and come in E and RS varieties. The code is thought to be for the production version of the RS SUV concept, which was initially unveiled at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in 2021. (GIIAS).

In Southeast Asian regions, the small SUV idea might become a competitor to the Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize, both of which are built on the low-cost DNGA platform. In areas like as Indonesia and India, the Japanese automaker plans to expand its SUV lineup. Recently, the concept was displayed in various cities on the island of Java and for the first time, the east of Indonesia.

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When the RS concept debuted last year, Honda did not release the exact data, but its design was close to production, with aesthetic elements derived from the newest crop of Honda SUVs, including the HR-V. The five-seater will very certainly sit beneath the HR-V, and the production model’s appearance will almost certainly include angular wraparound headlights with the grille piece melding into the bumper.

Tapered roofline, sculpted bootlid, wide air intake, faux skid plate and vertical fog lamp slats, horizontally positioned LED taillights connected by a faux light bar, steeply raked front and rear glass area, muscular shoulder line, prominent body cladding, and so on are all expected visual highlights.It could be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine in NA and mild-hybrid guises.

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It’s expected that both manual and CVT automatic gearboxes will be available. It’s unclear whether the production-spec RS SUV will have an impact on the design of the planned sub-four-metre small SUV for India. Based on the revised Amaze chassis, the business is developing a midsize and small SUV for the local market. The small SUV is expected to debut in mid-2023, with the midsize SUV following in early 2024.


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