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Honda to expand footprints in Indian auto markets by launching six new car models over next three years

Japanese Auto Major Honda On Thursday Confirmed At Its Tokyo Headquarters That It Plans To Launch Six New Cars In India Over The Next Three Years.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 26 Oct 2017, 04:48:07 PM
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New Delhi:

Japanese auto major Honda on Thursday confirmed at its Tokyo headquarters that it plans to launch six new cars in India over the next three years. The automaker shall be launching hybrid cards in additions to the regular petrol and diesel variants, and all six cars will come in via the more affordable CKD route, so as to be priced them competitively.

The new generation CR-V shall be surely be in the list of cars that will get launched over the next three years is sure to include . While Honda has not confirmed, it could also look at launching the CR-V with its new, 1.6-litre diesel engine. Apart from the CR-V, Honda could also look at launching the HR-V crossover, given the immense popularity small crossovers enjoy in the country currently. 

The Honda HR-V sold in the international market comes with an option between 120PS 1.6L i-DTEC diesel and a 130 PS 1.5L  i-VTEC petrol engine. The petrol motor can be optioned with a either six-speed manual or CVT transmissions whereas the diesel unit is mated to a 6-speed manual only.

The Civic sedan could be a part of that list as well, along with the new generation Accord.  The powertrain options in the new-gen Civic hatchback include an all-new 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre VTEC turbocharged petrol engines.

The three-cylinder 1.0-litre unit makes a maximum power of 129PS at 5,500 rpm and generates a torque of 200Nm at 2,250rpm, with a 6-speed manual gearbox. With the CVT unit, the same motor produces 180Nm between 1,700rpm and 4,500rpm. 

The larger displacement 1.5-litre VTEC turbo petrol motor makes 182PS at 5,500rpm and produces 240Nm between 1,900rpm and 5,000rpm with the 6-speed manual gearbox and 220Nm with the CVT unit. 

On the other hand, the new-gen Honda Accord comes equipped with a new 2L motor paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The same unit does duty in the Civic Type R as well.

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First Published : 26 Oct 2017, 02:53:33 PM