Continuing a product onslaught, Honda has talked about their future products yet again. Amaze has been a highly successful product for the company specially the diesel variant which contributes to as many as 80 percent of total sales.
And hence, the upcoming products from the company will also focus more on the diesel fuel. The lineup will include:
- Next-Gen Honda Jazz in petrol and diesel
- 7-Seater MPV
- Compact SUV
- New Honda City in petrol and diesel
These products will span across till 2015 and interestingly, there has been no mention of Honda Brio diesel which has been caught testing quite frequently in the Indian market. Latest speculations suggested that Honda was testing a 3 cylinder mill of the 1.5L diesel mill but due to unacceptable NVH levels, Honda has ditched those plans for now.
There is no Civic as well which confirms that Honda intends to play in the major volume churning market aggressively and with a potent diesel engine in the lineup, things do look bright for the Japanese manufacturer.
All Honda’s upcoming products appear to be real chartbusters. Next-Gen Jazz might see the light of the day towards the end of this year and an Indian debut sometime next year. Along with the petrol motor, it will also get the 1.5L diesel from Amaze. 7-Seater MPV is rumored to be based on Brio’s platform and we can expect the same frugality and city drive characteristics from this Ertiga rival.
However, the upcoming compact SUV is what everyone has been talking about. In all probability, it will be based on the Honda’s Urban SUV Concept which it had showcased a while ago. It will also get a 1.5L diesel motor for sure but there are hints that it might not really play in the extreme volume centric segment and quite possibly hold a slightly premium positioning. And then there is always the ever so dependable City, which in its newer iteration, will come with a diesel motor as well.
Its a lot cooking up at Honda and we do expect a lot of bloodshed in the coming couple of years. Honda is expected to start the onslaught beginning next year with the Next-Gen Jazz followed by other models. So, which one are you waiting for?