It’s that time of the year again when all the technology and moguls come together to showcase the best in the car industry. Fueled with some great innovations and top class technology, there are some hot and happening designs to witness this year.
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India unveiled the Next Generation Honda Amaze at the Auto Expo 2018 in presence of Mr Takahiro Hachigo, President & Representative Director, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. This is the World Premiere of the 2nd Generation Honda Amaze and the car is scheduled to be launched in India in FY 18-19. The 2nd Generation Honda Amaze has all the virtues of One Class Above Premium Sedan with its unmatched bold exterior styling, spacious premium interiors, outstanding driving performance and latest in safety technologies.
The company also unveiled the All New 5th Generation Honda CR-V and much awaited 10th Generation Honda Civic which makes a comeback to the Indian market. Both these models are also scheduled to be launched in India in FY 2018-19. Already being a very popular model among the petrol premium SUVs, this is the first time that Honda CR-V will also be introduced with Diesel powertrain. The globally acclaimed 10th Generation Civic will also be introduced in both petrol & diesel in India.
Let’s talk about the major launches this year and what should one expect from these cars. I was lucky enough to be there with Honda and team to witness the launches and see them first hand while interacting with the company giants. The experience was amazing and I am sure it will be much better when I try my hands on them once they launch later this year after FY 18.
Honda brings alive the theme of its booth “Future Forward”, through an attractive range of exhibits showcasing futuristic environment friendly technologies and also upcoming models.
1. All New 2nd Generation Honda Amaze (World Premiere)
Since its first launch in India in 2013, Honda Amaze has steadily gained popularity and built a firm foundation for the 2nd generation model which makes its world debut at the Auto Expo 2018. The All New 2nd Generation Amaze has been made on an All-New platform incorporating Honda’s advanced engineering prowess and expertise in research and development. The 2nd Generation Amaze boasts an all new bold design, a sophisticated & spacious interior, a more efficient powertrain, outstanding driving dynamics with strong focus on stability and ride performance and is equipped with latest in safety technologies & convenience features.
The All-new Amaze’s front grill design expresses Honda’s identity. A compact size of 4m exceptionally realizes an aerodynamic sleek sedan form with large bonnet and well defined trunk which along with dynamic & powerful lower body delivers an all new striking look to the model.
2. All New 5th Generation Honda CR-V (India Premiere)
Honda CR-V has maintained its huge popularity as one of the most popular choices among premium SUVs globally and is sold in more than 160 countries with more than 9.4 million units sold worldwide to date. Displayed at Auto Expo 2018, the All-New 5th Generation Honda CR-V presents itself as the Benchmark for Next Generation SUV in terms of design essence, driving performance, advanced functions and features. For the first time, Honda CR-V will be introduced in Diesel powertrain along with petrol engine option in the Indian market. This will strengthen CR-V’s position in the SUV segment largely dominated by diesel variants.
Building strongly on the previous four generations, the all-new 5th Generation Honda CR-V comes with bold and sophisticated new styling featuring LED headlights and tail lights, LED Daytime Running Lights, a sharp-lined front grille enhancing a stronger look, and new sporty-designed alloy wheels. The all – new CR-V’s interior is an evolutionary design that gives a serene, spacious and comfortable feel. The spacious cabin offers more comfort and is ready to fit all lifestyles with option of third-row seating.
3. 10th Generation Honda Civic (India Premiere)
Also on display at Auto Expo 2018 is the much awaited 10th Generation Honda Civic that represents one of the most comprehensive and ambitious new-model development ever undertaken by Honda. Civic is Honda’s longest-running automotive nameplate with cumulative world-wide sales of 24 million and is its largest-selling model globally. Over the course of ten generations, the Civic has continuously evolved to meet changing customer needs around the world and is offered in 170 markets worldwide, consistently raising the bar for design innovation, driving performance & fuel-efficiency.
With its athletic stance and advanced aerodynamic styling, the 10th Generation Civic sedan boasts a youthful, premium and sporty new style that advances Civic design into the next era. The Interior features high quality materials & design lines that offer a sporty and premium sense including a spacious cabin. The much awaited Civic will be available in both petrol & diesel engine options when launched in India