Honda has plans to introduce an all-new compact SUV in the near future. The new sub-4-meter SUV will compete with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza and upcoming Kia Sonet.
Honda is among those few carmakers who are still planning to enter the sub-compact SUV space. The automaker is already offering a crossover SUV in that market space, named WR-V, which is positioned as the smallest SUV in Honda's line-up. Many customers think that WR-V is a crossover hatchback because of its shape, which is actually true. After looking at the huge popularity of SUVs in India, the carmaker has now decided to focus more on the SUVs. Honda has plans to introduce two new SUVs in the Indian market, which consist of a compact SUV and a 4.2 meter SUV. The former will compete with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza and Tata Nexon, while the latter will rival against the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
The carmaker's all-new compact SUV will be based on same platform of Honda Amaze
The new sub-4-meter SUV is still under works and is expected to be globally unveiled by 2022. The all-new compact SUV will be built on the same platform as Honda Amaze, which is both strong and lightweight. The upcoming SUV will feature a completely fresh design along with the conventional Honda styling cues. Additional details of the new compact SUV will be out soon. Moreover, a few reports suggest that the carmaker might replace the WR-V with the all-new sub-compact SUV in the near future, but it is not yet confirmed.
The new Honda WR-V is expected to hit the Indian shores in the coming weeks
Talking about the new WR-V crossover, Honda will soon launch the 2020 facelift model of the car. The new model will feature subtle styling updates along with the addition of some premium features. The 2020 model has started reaching the dealership floors and is expected to be launched as soon as the nation-wide lockdown lifts. Moreover, the carmaker has already commenced accepting the bookings of the car. The new 2020 Honda WR-V will be powered by BS6-complaint 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. The former puts out power and torque outputs of 88bhp and 110 Nm, while the latter will churns out 98bhp and 200 Nm. The petrol motor will come paired with a 5-speed MT and the oil-burner will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.