After the success of WR-V crossover, Honda is reportedly planning to launch two new SUVs in the Indian market.
As per a report of Autocar India, the Japanese carmaker is planning to bring two ‘mass market’ SUVs to India. This will include a new sub-four meter compact SUV and a high-end one which will rival the Hyundai Creta – the later will be launched post-2020.
Both the SUVs will be built on the same platform on which Honda Amaze is based. This platform has been tweaked for SUVs to allow fitment of big wheels and tyres, said the website.
The compact SUV will be pitted against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport. It will go on sale in India in 2021 and will replace the WR-V crossover. The website claimed that the SUV will be cheaper than that of the WR-V which uses the costlier Jazz/City platform. Also, more cabin space in the new SUV is expected.
The other SUV is said to be of 4.2 or 4.3 meters long. It would have 1.5-litre petrol engine of Honda City while the compact SUV will get the 1.2-litre petrol engine from the Amaze, added the report. Both the models are expected to be offered in diesel version as well.
Honda earlier revealed its plans to launch six new models in India by 2020.