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Old 3rd August 2018, 21:41   #121
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I wonder why these manufacturers (especially the Japanese) think that India is not a feasible market for their regular models. The HR-V/Vezel is no way a premium high end car; the quality levels and size are just about the same as, say the Creta. Honda is taking one step forward with the plans on the Civic but two steps backwards with these ‘India-specific’ plans.
Absolutely correct. Earlier they claimed the Vezel was too expensive to produce owing to the electronic hand brake ! Well guess what Compass has it and FIAT managed to price it pretty well (and its a massive success).
I dont see any point in brining this generation next year to India when the next generation Vezel is out in 2020 globally.
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Old 17th August 2018, 09:25   #122
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An article in HT Mint says Honda is planning to bring in the Vezel in 2019

Link - https://www.livemint.com/Auto/aH04XF...i-Creta-o.html

As I understand it, the Vezel is built in Japan as compared to HR-V which is made in Thailand.

I really like the Vezel/HR-V and hope Honda brings it to India, perhaps Honda can price it between the Creta and Compass?

The HR-V could also be the reason that India gets the CR-V as a 7 seater.

Pics of the HR-V from Thai Honda website.
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Old 17th August 2018, 09:50   #123
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An article in HT Mint says Honda is planning to bring in the Vezel in 2019
Off late , Honda has been as lethargic as Toyota to bring their top products to India . The market is expecting Honda to launch 1. WR-V 1.5 VTEC CVT
2. Honda HR-V . But seems like Honda is more bothered launching flop models like Mobilio , BR-V instead in our market.
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Off late , Honda has been as lethargic as Toyota to bring their top products to India . The market is expecting Honda to launch 1. WR-V 1.5 VTEC CVT
2. Honda HR-V . But seems like Honda is more bothered launching flop models like Mobilio , BR-V instead in our market.
I hope the new Amaze is the sign of a positive trend!

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There have been some news lately in various websites that Honda is indeed considering getting the HRV in India. I feel that this is the right strategy for Honda as this car can give the Creta a run for it's money even if priced at a slight premium, provided Honda loads it up with all the goodies. With the CIvic and the CRV sharing the 1.6 diesel, it makes sense for Honda to get the HRV with the same engine.
The Amaze based SUV should be competing with the likes of Ecosport, Brezza and lower variants of Creta.
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Old 21st August 2018, 11:41   #126
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As reported on IAB, Honda is fast-tracking the HR V over the next gen Jazz.

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As per the timeline, it is the Jazz that should get a successor first, as the current generation model was launched back in September 2013. However, so that the Honda HR-V retains its top spot in the compact segment, Honda has reportedly given its next-gen model a priority over the next-gen Jazz.

The report adds that the next-gen Honda HR-V and Honda Jazz will be based off newly developed platforms, and will be powered by 1.5-liter petrol and hybrid engines with class-leading fuel economy. The hybrid variants are reported to feature a twin motor setup, as compared to the single motor seen on the current generation.
https://indianautosblog.com/2018/08/...tracked-313054
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Old 21st August 2018, 12:57   #127
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As reported on IAB, Honda is fast-tracking the HR V over the next gen Jazz.
So we will be getting the new generation model when it is introduced in the Indian market by end 2019? That would be a good move.

The current generation was introduced in 2013. Too late to bring it to India next year when the next generation is already in place.
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So we will be getting the new generation model when it is introduced in the Indian market by end 2019? That would be a good move.
I hope this is the real deal and not the 'made-for-India' HR-V on a cheaper platform.
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Great decision by Honda to go for the HRV. I have driven the car extensively in SE Asia, and it's seriously good. Just hope it comes soon considering the eminent launch of Tata Harrier and non-stop success of Creta.
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I don't think there is any decision by Honda to bring the HRV to India.

Also, I am confused here - Honda just launched a facelift of HRV and the next generation is due in less than a year! This seems very strange.

Obviously, I am hoping Honda will get this vehicle to India but so far, I have not heard or seen any piece of news which will raise my hopes.
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The HR-V has been displayed to Honda dealership principals recently in New Delhi.

It is expected to go into production very soon, with a launch most possibly scheduled for the festive season ahead. It will be equipped with a set of BS-VI compliant engines.

Thanks to a reliable birdie for this bit of news.
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Old 25th April 2019, 21:14   #132
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That's a great news.

I have few questions, is Honda launching Facelifted Version ? Or is this the All New Model ?

Most likely it'll be the Facelift that went on sale in some markets earlier this year.

Regarding Car, I guess it'll be more pricier then Creta and it'll most likely skip Diesel Automatic like on Civic.
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The HR-V has been displayed to Honda dealership principals recently in New Delhi.

It is expected to go into production very soon, with a launch most possibly scheduled for the festive season ahead. It will be equipped with a set of BS-VI compliant engines.

Thanks to a reliable birdie for this bit of news.
I am overjoyed to hear this. I came across zillions of them in Colombo a few months back (when I stayed at the Cinnamon Grand ), and they looked very premium and modern. Comparatively, my Creta looks positively frumpy!
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Old 25th April 2019, 22:11   #134
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Wow. This is awesome news. Sure do hope Honda gets back in game with the Civic. Kia SP2i and HRV, this year is gonna be really interesting !
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Old 25th April 2019, 22:26   #135
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Thats surprising news considering it was never announced by Honda earlier and no test mules have been spotted so far. Even if it is coming, doubt if it can be done before 2020 considering the preparatory work required but if the news is really true then its a very good news. 🤞🏼

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