Honda Cars India recently showcased the new-generation Honda Amaze at the Auto Expo 2018. On the sidelines of the Expo, Honda India revealed that the company is planning an onslaught of sedans and SUVs to consolidate its position in the Indian market. Now a new report from The Economic Times reveals that Honda Cars India Ltd. is currently studying a possibility of developing a compact SUV based on the new Honda Amaze platform. This new SUV will rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport. Also Read: Honda Civic, New CR-V & 2018 Amaze India Launch Confirmed for this Year
The 2018 Honda Amaze is based on an all-new platform that is internally codenamed 2UA. Honda is considering developing a new sub-compact SUV on this platform after finding success with the Honda WR-V compact UV. Speaking to The Economic Times, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO – Honda Cars India, said, The SUV is a growing segment in India, it offers more potential than a small car in the current context. We are studying multiple SUV options on the new Amaze platform. The new company SUV will be powered by the same engines as that of the 2018 Honda Amaze. Read More: Maruti Suzuki Cars at Auto Expo 2018: New Swift 2018, Future S Concept, e-Survivor Showcased
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Honda Cars India believes the SUV segment in India is growing at a rapid pace and that will be the next area of development for the company. The overwhelming success of Honda WR-V, which consistently sells over 4,000 units per month, has made the company to work on a new sub-compact SUV. Honda already has the BR-V in India in the B-segment, which is based on the Mobilio MPV. However, the Honda BR-V has failed to succeed in the Indian market as anticipated by Honda. Moreover, the BR-V is nothing but a redesigned Honda Mobilio with a muscular design and body claddings. Also Read: Tata 45X (Baleno Rival): Price in India, Images, Launch Date, Specifications, Features
Moreover, the company is also considering launching the new Honda HR-V in India. The HR-V will directly compete against the Hyundai Creta and the likes. The company is also preparing to launch the new Honda CR-V and the 10th generation Honda Civic in India. Both these cars will be launched in the country before the end of this year.