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Honda HRV SUV spied in India for the 1st time ahead of Diwali 2019 launch

Honda HRV India spied

Honda HRV is a five seater mid-sized SUV, which is already on sale in many countries across the globe. Now, the SUV will be heading to India, where it will be launched around the Diwali festive season. Ahead of that, the SUV has started road test in India. It was recently spied by QuickShift.Club.

India will get the recently updated HRV facelift. 2019 Honda HRV receives a new bumper design which also houses circular fog lamps, a new tail gate design with a chrome bar over the license plate and new 17” alloy wheels. There is also chrome tipped exhaust, dark tints on rear lamps and while Honda HR-V is offered in 8 exterior color options, a new Midnight Blue Beam Metallic shade has been added.

2019 Honda HR-V gets revamped interiors with more comfortable seating and quality material. The top spec model gets a combination of fabric and leather seats. The most notable feature on the new Honda HR-V is Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) which uses two microphones mounted in the cabin to record low frequency noises. This precisely timed, reverse phase, audio signals are sent via the audio system speakers to cancel out any unnecessary noise in the cabin.

Honda HRV vs rivals

In terms of dimensions, Honda HRV measures 4295 mm in length, 1770 mm in width, 1605 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2610 mm and a ground clearance of 180 mm. Kerb weight stands at 1270 kgs.

Speaking about engine options, Honda HRV for India could be offered in the same options as are seen on board the recently launched Civic. These include 1.6 liter diesel iDTEC and 1.8 liter petrol iVTEC. Diesel engine is rated at 120 hp and 300 Nm while petrol motor delivers 140 hp and 174 Nm. With the Civic, diesel motor is offered with a six speed MT while petrol motor is offered with automatic CVT.

Apart from the petrol and diesel options, Honda could also bring in the electric variant of HRV to India at a later stage. Electric variant of HRV made its debut recently, as the Honda Everus VE-1. Engine specifications of the all electric drive train on the new Honda Everus includes a 54.6 kWh battery pack and electric engine offering 163 PS peak power and 280 Nm peak torque.

Honda HRV

The system includes a Li-ion battery pack delivering EV range of 340 km on the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) testing. Driver will be able to select from three driving modes of Normal, Battery Saver and Sport mode according to driving conditions. Once launched, Honda HRV will take on the likes of Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta, and the upcoming MG Hector and Kia Seltos.

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