Honda is finally gearing up to launch the all-new next-generation variant of HR-V midsize SUV in Nepal by 2022. The Japanese carmaker will premiere the new Honda HR-V worldwide sometime next month. The company in a recent statement announced that it has also discontinued its Civic and CR-V models. The company has also recently released a first teaser image of the SUV. The new HR-V is crucial for Honda in Nepal, as it will be the brand's very well competitor in the competitive midsize SUV segment.
The third-generation HR-V will share its underpinnings and a few interior bits with the latest-gen Jazz. The SUV is going to be a 5-seater and is expected to feature company's latest global design evolution, offering a more premium look to the SUV and will grow a bit more in size then the previous model. The engine choices on upcoming SUV includes a 1.0-litre turbo petrol paired with two electric motors along with the manual and automatic transmission. The petrol engine puts out 98PS and 127Nm, whereas the main electric motor produces 109PS and 253Nm.
The SUV will feature all-LED lighting with a good amount of ground clearance. The interiors of SUV is also expected to feature the latest design, style, entertainment features, and more advanced safety features as well. We also expect additional features that includes 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, idle-engine start-stop, cruise control, six airbags, and dual-zone climate control.
The new Honda HR-V will first go on sale in Japan, followed by other markets like Asia. There are currently no talks from Honda to bring the new HR-V to Nepal anytime soon but if launched in Nepal the company is expected to bring a slightly different version of the same SUV. The new HR-V will compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun, and Skoda Kushaq in the Nepalese market.