Honda City Inspired SUV Launching On This Date: Can It Beat Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta?
The rise and rise of the midsize/compact SUV segment cannot be emphasized more. This car segment has become the apple of the eye of customers all over the world. And to satiate the growing demand for the same, automakers all over the world are coming up with new offerings at a higher rate. Now, the Japanese carmaker, Honda is coming up with a new midsize SUV which will be based on the legend of the sedan segment – Honda City
New Honda SUV will be launched on 11th November
Recently, Honda released another teaser of its midsize SUV concept. This concept car soon will be unveiled at the GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) on November 11. It is expected to be based on the fifth-generation Honda City sedan and will likely be positioned below the new generation seven-seater BR-V which was introduced recently.
According to sources, the five-seater midsize SUV will be first launched in Southeast Asian markets. In near future, there are high chances of this car being launched in India as well.
Exterior will have stunning features
The latest teaser image shows the rear quarter section of the SUV. This car will likely have several commonalities with the City and the new BR-V.
This new car will feature a pair of sleek LED headlamps with a Honda badge mounted in the middle. It will also don a sporty bumper section with a wide central air intake, aggressive-looking LED Daytime Running Lights, forward dipping bonnet section, raked front windshield, roof rails, etc. The car could have an overall length of around 4.2 meters and it is likely to give tough competition to the forthcoming Creta facelift in Indonesia.
Interior and engine specifications
The concept is likely to be in a close to production form as it could be launched soon. On the inside, the City-based five-seater concept will likely share plenty of bits and pieces with the new BR-V. The interior of the car will be loaded with a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a suite of driver-assistive and safety features, etc.
Most likely the car will have the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine that produces a maximum power output of 121 bhp and 145 Nm could be utilized. It will likely be paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic unit.
When it will be launched in India, the car will have a number of competitors like Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta. Will this new Honda midsize be able to give tough competition to others, is a question which only time can answer.