Honda Cars Philippines today announced that the company will unveil a new seven-seater SUV at the sixth Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), which is scheduled to happen on September 14-18, 2016, at the World Trade Center Metro Manila.
The upcoming SUV has been developed by Honda's research facility in Thailand. The new SUV will be primarily targeted to the Asian markets. Honda states that the seven-seater SUV will answer the needs of practicality and functionality, and will be a budget-friendly offering which will not compromise on design and features. From the official statement it is clear that the upcoming SUV will be positioned in the entry-level range.
The highlight of the new SUV will be its rugged design, higher ground clearance and stylish alloys, mentions Honda in its official statement. The company also claims that the new SUV will have a spacious cabin with seven seats in a three-row seating arrangement. It will also come with the best-in-class safety features, claims Honda.
The new Honda seven-seater SUV would debut in the Philippine market. But considering the popularity of compact SUVs in India, Honda might bring it to India. Presently, HCIL has the BR-V which competes with the like of the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster. If the new Honda SUV makes it to Indian shores, it'll lock horns with the Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Mahindra TUV300.