Launch will take place later in the year
With the Auto Expo just round the corner, Honda has confirmed its list of models for the biennial event. The manufacturer has confirmed the national premiere of the BR-V compact SUV and the 9th generation Accord sedan. Apart from this they will also showcase the Project 2&4 Jazz Racing Concept and the Asimo!
The BR-V would be one of their most important product for India. The crossover utility vehicle aims to provide the sporty looks and rideability of an SUV and comfort of a sedan. Built on the same Brio-Amaze platform, the BR-V looks meaner and fitter than the Mobilio MPV (also built on the same platform). Powering the car would be the same 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engines.
The Creta and Duster rival is expected to be manufactured at Honda’s Tapukara facility in Rajasthan with a launch scheduled sometime after the showcase.
The next model to be confirmed for India, the new Accord will be powered by a 2.4 litre i-VTEC petrol and a hybrid 2.0 litre petrol mill mated with an electric motor. While the car is expected to be brought in via the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route, the hybrid version will get to benefit from the FAME initiative by the government.
Their extended list includes, the Jazz Racing Concept, Asimo humanoid, McLaren Honda MP4-30 Formula 1 car, the Goldwing and the Project 2&4 single seater racing car based on the RC 213V motorcycle.