Does Honda have any Plans for India in 2023?

Honda India hasn’t released any new product in quite some time. As a result, many Indian customers are still hoping to see new products from the manufacturer. Furthermore, some strong rumours say that the Japanese automaker is planning to launch three products in the country next year. So, here are all the details you need to know about the upcoming Honda cars in India.

1. 2023 Honda City Facelift

The 2023 City is expected to receive a significant makeover to the front and rear fascias, with reworked bumpers and other upgrades such as a rear spoiler and new LED lighting. A 360-degree camera, automatic climate management, wireless charging, and connected automobile technology are all possible additions. Furthermore, because ADAS is becoming increasingly popular, it may be included in the new vehicle, adding value above the regular City sedan. Hill Start Assist, ABS, ESC, TPMS, and a backup camera with parking sensors might all be part of the safety package.

In terms of mechanicals, the Honda City sedan will continue to be powered by the 1.5-litre petrol and hybrid powertrains that are already available. While the company offers a turbocharged petrol engine on the automobile in other markets, it is unlikely to be released in India very soon.

2. 2023 Honda WR-V

The upgraded 2023 WR-V has arrived in Indonesia with a plethora of improvements. With a few changes, this car will be available in India also. Because the car launched in Indonesia is 4060mm long, we can see design adjustments to bring it under 4 metres (for Indian taxation purposes). Aside from that, its SUV attributes such as high ground clearance, a striking front design with LED headlamps, and body cladding will stay unchanged.

Given its size and proportions, it will compete with the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, and other vehicles. When it comes to features, it has everything current, such as LED headlamps, a reverse parking camera, a 6-speaker audio system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and so on.  It will most likely have the same 1.5-litre petrol engine as the Honda City, producing 119bhp and 145Nm of torque. Transmission options could include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic.

3. Honda’s Upcoming mid-size SUV

In addition to a tiny SUV, Honda is expected to release a new mid-size SUV soon to compete with rivals such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. This new SUV is rumoured to be based on the same platform as the 5th-generation Honda City and may come in two seating configurations: 5-seater and 7-seater.

It is also expected to use the same powertrain options, with a strong-hybrid variant powered by a 1.5L Atkinson cycle engine using E-HEV technology. This new SUV will have a huge sunroof, digital instrument console, chilled glovebox, push-button start, connected car technology, auto climate control, and other features.

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