Honda Cars India revamps its line-up with BSVI transition
Honda Cars India has made significant changes to its line-up with the BSVI norms coming into effect. The Amaze and current-gen City had already been updated to the new regulations, and now the Japanese carmaker has rationalised its other model lines.
The biggest news here is the facelifted Honda WR-V. Bookings have already opened and the crossover now comes with both external and internal changes. There's a new front grille, reworked LED headlamps and new LED tail lamps, cruise control and a sunroof. The WR-V will continue with BSVI iterations of its earlier 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. The company has also teased the BSVI version of the Jazz hatchback. The car remains largely unchanged visually, but could get some minor exterior tweaks and equipment upgrades. Again, the 1.2-litre petrol with 90PS/110 Nm and the 1.5-litre diesel with 100PS/200 Nm are expected to be carried over.
The Amaze BSVI continues with the same engine options as earlier, but the current City, set to be replaced imminently, is being sold as a petrol-only model now. The Japanese carmaker has also discontinued the slow-selling BR-V MPV. Also not seen on the line-up is the 1.6-litre turbo-charged diesel engine fitted to the Civic and the CR-V. This motor was paired with a 6-speed manual in the sedan and a 9-speed DCT in the SUV. However, we think Honda will re-introduce this motor in BSVI guise in the coming months.
The biggest update for Honda though will be the introduction of the next-generation of the Honda City. The sedan was set to be introduced in March, but the launch has since been postponed in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
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