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Honda XR-V compact SUV for India?

Honda XR-V compact SUV for India?
Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Honda has already mentioned that the Vezel crossover will not make it to the Indian market. However, images of the new XR-V crossover which have surfaced on the internet suggest that this could be Honda’s answer to the compact SUV segment in India.

If launched in India, expect the XR-V to be driven by the same diesel and petrol engines currently being used by the Honda City. A 1.5L i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5L i-DTEC diesel.

The XR-V gets typical SUV-like styling unlike the Vezel’s coupe-like styling. From the front, the XR-V looks similar to the previous generation Honda CR-V. At the front, you have a prominent front grille divided into two, sleek headlamps with twin-pot design, fog lamps and LED DRLs separated by black cladding on the bumper. The car gets the black cladding all-around as a body skirting. Images of the rear profile are not available yet, however, expect a bold styling even at the back.

The XR-V will not fall into the sub-4 metre SUV category and hence, expect pricing to be on the higher side compared to the Ford EcoSport. The XR-V measures 4,275mm in length, 1,770mm in width and 1,605m in height.

With Hyundai already testing the ix25 compact SUV in India, and Maruti readying the SX4 S-Cross and XA Alpha; Honda needs to work a little faster for this segment before it gets too crowded.

Source – ET Auto