Honda To Launch Hybrid SUV to Compete Hyundai Creta
Honda is one of the most well-known brands in the world. However, it is having difficulty establishing itself in the Indian market. The Japanese automaker has stated that certain of its models would be phased out in 2023. As a result, the company’s India lineup will be much less diverse. However, Honda intends to introduce a new hybrid SUV to their lineup. It will go up against the Toyota Hyryder, Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, and Hyundai Creta. It remains to be seen whether the mid-size SUV can resurrect the brand in India.
Honda’s compact SUV will share a powertrain with the City.
The next Honda Hybrid SUV, according to recent sources, would be powered by a hybrid engine (most likely the same as the fifth-generation Honda City sedan). The 1.5-liter four-cylinder normally aspirated engine will produce 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of peak torque. The corporation will most likely only offer petrol engine alternatives. Because of a new set of Indian pollution standards, introducing a diesel engine option would just raise the SUV’s price. The Honda Hybrid SUV will be built on the chassis of a modified Honda Amaze. It is estimated to be more than 4 metres long.
In addition, the mid-size SUV will be available with a hybrid powertrain (same as the City eHEV). It is powered by an electric motor and a gasoline engine. The 1.5-liter gasoline engine operates on an Atkinson cycle. It will be connected to an electric motor. The battery pack will be installed in the car’s trunk or floor. The self-charging EV is believed to be more fuel efficient than a standard gasoline engine. It will have an entirely redesigned cabin with a floating type touchscreen infotainment panel, a completely digital instrument cluster, and several other improvements.
By April 2023, The Car will be available.
The next SUV is likely to be released in India in April 2023. Because of the localised manufacture, it is likely to be reasonably priced. The forthcoming Honda Hybrid SUV may only be available in the Indian market. The mid-size SUV sector is brimming with excellent alternatives from a variety of manufacturers. Without competitive pricing, it will be difficult to compete in the sector with the likes of the Creta, Grand Vitara, Volkswagen Taigun, and Skoda Kushaq.