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Should Honda Launch the HR-V in India?

By   |   31 October,2014

The latest addition to Hondas fleet of cars, the HR-V, has debuted at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show. We know this car as the Vezel in India and it will most likely be launched abroad next year. At the moment, there is no news of the car releasing in India.

The biggest USP of this new HR-V is its new Flex Fuel engine coupled to a 6 speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic gearbox. This means that it can run on multiple types of fuel. This 1.8 litre engine puts out a peak power figure of 138 bhp while running on ethanol. The HR-V was first shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and the Europe-spec version of this vehicle was revealed at the 2014 Paris Motor Show held in France last month.

The car certainly looks good from every angle. Hondas design team has given the HR-V a lot of sharp lines, chiselled elements and striking features and the overall effect is excellent. Honda will most likely not put this car on sale in India as there are rumours of the Japanese car maker already having a crossover vehicle based on the Honda Brio in the pipeline for India. If true, that vehicle will be the third Brio-based vehicle in India after the Amaze compact sedan and the more recently launched Honda Mobilio MPV.

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