Honda HR-V Will Be Considered For India If There Is Customer Demand — HCIL Boss

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Honda Cars India President and CEO, Yoichiro Ueno stated that Honda will consider the premium Honda HR-V if there is demand in the Indian market.

Honda HR-V Will Be Considered For India If There Is Customer Demand — HCIL Boss

Ueno was speaking to the Press Trust of India. He said that it all depends on the customer's voice. If there is a lot of demand or request then Honda might look at it.

Honda HR-V Will Be Considered For India If There Is Customer Demand — HCIL Boss

The Honda HR-V was first showcased at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the HR-V which is also called as Vezel in Japan was ruled out of Indian market due to its expensive cost.

Honda HR-V Will Be Considered For India If There Is Customer Demand — HCIL Boss

Although the HR-V is based on the Jazz platform, which is very well localised in India, the parts and components of the HR-V have a huge difference to that of Jazz.

Honda HR-V Will Be Considered For India If There Is Customer Demand — HCIL Boss

The look and feel of the components used in the Honda HR-V are of the high premium quality, so the manufacturing cost will rise up compared to the Jazz. This was the main reason behind the HR-V not making it to India.

Honda HR-V Will Be Considered For India If There Is Customer Demand — HCIL Boss

The HR-V is sold as a premium product in other Asian developing markets. So honda introduced Brio-based BR-V which sits beneath the HR-V. This model is an integral part of Honda Car India's SUV lineup.

Honda HR-V Will Be Considered For India If There Is Customer Demand — HCIL Boss

In the Indonesian market which is considered an identical to the Indian market, the top of the line Honda HR-V sells for Rs 7 lakh which is more than the price of top-end BR-V.

Honda HR-V Will Be Considered For India If There Is Customer Demand — HCIL Boss

If the Honda HR-V is launched in India it will be powered by 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine and 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine. The petrol variant will be getting the CVT and manual gearbox whereas the diesel model will only get a manual transmission.

Honda HR-V Will Be Considered For India If There Is Customer Demand — HCIL Boss

Honda Cars India is reported to launch the Jazz- based crossover model, the Honda WR-V around March 2017. The WR-V will make its official debut next month at the Sao Paulo Auto Show.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 11:22 [IST]
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