Honda, a Japanese automaker, is battling to reclaim the market share it formerly held in India. With a market share of roughly 2.5%, the company sold fewer than 1 lakh cars in the most recent fiscal year (CY 2022). In reality, due to new BS6 phase 2 emission requirements starting in April 2023, the brand will soon stop producing the slow-selling Jazz, WR-V, Amaze diesel, and 4th generation City sedan. Honda will only sell the Amaze gasoline, the fifth-generation City gasoline, and the City hybrid after this.
Honda has previously declared that it will release an entirely new SUV in the nation in 2023. It will compete with vehicles like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Hyryder, MG Astor, VW Taigun, and Skoda Kushaq as a midsize SUV. Additionally, the company is currently testing an upgraded City sedan that will probably be released soon.
On January 9, it appears that Honda will launch a new vehicle in the Indian market. On its social media page, the business shared a photo with the caption “Watch This Space For Something New – 09/01/23.” The corporation hasn’t made many details about the new product public. Honda might make public a concept image or a design drawing for the nation’s upcoming SUV.
Apparently, the new Amaze platform will serve as the foundation for the next Honda SUV. It will probably be about 4.3 metres long. According to earlier speculations, Honda may adopt Hyundai’s business model, and a 7-seater version of this SUV is also anticipated to appear in the future. The City sedan’s available engines will also be available for the new SUV. It is anticipated to receive a 1.5L NA petrol engine with 121 horsepower and a 1.5L petrol engine with Honda’s powerful hybrid technology.
On the other hand, the interior of the Honda City facelift will be updated and the outside will receive cosmetic alterations. New front and back bumpers, new alloy wheels, and a reworked grille are all likely to be included. The sedan’s interior may receive new seat upholstery, a touchscreen infotainment system, and other upgrades.
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