Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Kamal Swami
Honda Motors confirms to showcase HR-V during the Paris Motor Show 2014
Japanese car maker Honda Motors after launching its compact SUV Honda HR-V as Vezel Crossover in domestic car market last year is all set to launch the vehicle in the upcoming Paris Motor Show scheduled for next month. The compact SUV is based on the platform of its elder sibling Jazz hatchback and carries most of its features from it. According to reports the version of HR-V that will be showcased during the Motor Show would be a sample but as the vehicle is already on sale in Japanese car market, industry experts believe that company might showcase the production version of the vehicle.
The vehicle would b empowered with 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine followed by the hybrid version which would be coated with electric motor and mated with seven speed dual clutch gearbox. It is also speculated that European market would be also offered with 1.2 litre petrol and 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine. In European car market it will compete against its strong rival like Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, Fiat 500X, Nissan Juke and Jeep Renegade. As far as launch of Honda HR-V in Indian car market is concerned it is not yet confirmed that whether it will be launched or not as there is not demand of cross over vehicles in Indian car market.