Honda to launch hybrid crossover in India

Honda to launch hybrid crossover in India

August 19, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

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Japanese Honda is set to unveil a new hybrid model in India. According to the publication, it will be a crossover.

In India, there are practically no cars in the middle price segment for sale. This is one of those countries where social inequality is clearly felt, therefore there are two large segments in the automotive market of this state – extremely compact cars up to 4 meters long and premium models. However, the Japanese brand decided to aim at a higher class, so the new SUV will be larger than the compact WR-V sold in India. The main competitors are called Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

At the same time, Honda Cars India notes that the crossover is being created specifically for the local market, and its export prospects are still vague. In addition, the company is closely following the success of the Volkswagen Tiguan and Mahindra XUV700. It is already obvious that larger cars are starting to be quite popular in this Asian country.

The crossover segment as such is also actively growing. For example, in 2015, their share of the total Indian market was 13.5%, while 2019 showed an indicator of 25.6%, and the results for the first half of this year are already 35%.

Recently, India has seriously thought about expanding the electric vehicle segment. According to the latest reports, the government is considering expanding the charging network. Moreover, local producers are actively supporting the transition to alternative energy sources. For example, Tata recently unveiled an electric version of its popular Tigor model.