Honda Cars India has quite the lineup planned for the Auto Expo 2018 today. There is plenty to get excited about, from the CR-V coming in with a brand new diesel engine that was long overdue to the HR-V crossover that could be announced for an India launch. More exciting is the return of the Civic, and the new Amaze, Accord and Jazz are also part of the whole show. Watch the live stream here! Also Read - Honda Likely to Launch City 2020 in India in March, Thai Version Launched in November
One of the most anticipated models coming in today is the Honda CR-V, one of the first ever premium SUVs to come to India. Since then, the SUV market has exploded with new competitors and the CR-V may have lost its sheen along the way. But this new generation aims to bring back the CR-V with more polish and shine. The new CR-V is probably coming to India in its seven-seat avatar, complete with a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine along with the usual 2.4-litre petrol one. The diesel engine could deliver 158 bhp and 350 Nm of torque. ALSO READ: Honda to show 11 new models, including E-Concept at Auto Expo Also Read - Honda Launches BS6-Complaint City Petrol in India
Another big product to be showcased is the Honda HR-V, slotted against the likes of the Hyundai Creta. The HR-V coming to India the face-lifted version complete with a new front grille and headlights, and a different tailgate and taillights. But the overall design is the same, as is its underpinnings. There will be a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol motor and a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel motor powering the car in all possibility. Also Read - Hyundai Set to Launch i20 in Middle of Next Year, Car's Unveiling at Auto Expo 2020
The big news, though, is the return of the much-loved Honda Civic, which will be launching on Indian roads by 2019. For now, Indians will get to see the Civic on display after a long, long time. This is the latest generation, longer and wider and bigger than the last generation that came to India. It will compete against other premium sedans like the Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Octavia. And engine options could include a 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine or a 1.5-litre one, and a 1.6-litre Earth Dreams diesel engine. NOW READ: Auto Expo 2018: Kia SP Concept SUV to make World Premiere at Delhi Expo
And also on stage most likely will be the updated Honda Amaze, Jazz and Accord. All three are mainstays in the Honda Cars stable, not just in India but in other markets away. The Amaze is making its second-generation debut at the Auto Expo, with significant upgrades and a more powerful 1.5-litre diesel power-train. The Honda Jazz gets more subtle changes on the outside and in, and the Honda Accord is from its new tenth generation, and could come to India later through the CBU route.