If you see the history then you can see that Honda has never been a strong marketplace for SUVs. With decreasing exports, domestic car sales of Honda have still been steady. QoQ analysis unveils that Honda is losing the market by a small margin. In comparison with the other manufacturers, 8,714 cumulative units have already been sold in India.
Honda holds its fair share of SUVs in India. There are three generations of CR-Vs become ailed to leave a mark. There are also some crossovers such as WR-V as rival sub 4m SUVs and WR-V/ Mobilio as the rival of Ertiga. There is only one still avail offer that’s the WR-V crossover. The platform is based on 4th generation Jazz.
While comparing with its rivals, WR-V got managed able to sell 594 units in September 2022. For re-establishment itself in the market, Honda requires SUVs. Some logical proposition would become a sub 4m compact SUV with a compact SUV. Honda is making the preparation set to launch a new RS SUV in Indonesia that’s like to be WR-V RS, a sub 4m SUV.
Honda WR-V RS Next Gen Render
The latest SUV RS concept from Honda had showcased at 2021 GIIAS. The production version of that SUV was set to be displayed at 2022 GIAS. Instead, we are going to get a camo version of the production specification SUV RS for the event. We have billboards just teasing a new RS SUV just sprung up in Indonesia indicates at an imminent launch. The new SUV teased such a red shade. Honda is going to wheel in the new RS SUV.
Due to Honda’s analogy, RS has top-spec trims. Depending on the models, Honda just has made RS variants party also. Some lower-spec variants are getting slightly less flamboyant. Honda WR-V RS name looks to be the South East Asian media set to be pointed out.
Honda SUVs’ Appearance in India
For India, Honda has planned for two SUVs. Codenamed PF2 that’s a sub 4m SUV and PF2S that’s a compact SUV. There is a high possibility as this SUV RS getting teased for Indonesia.
The sub 4m SUV is set to launch in 2023 with the compact SUV set to be launched in 2024. We might get to see such a glimpse of a Honda SUV at the 2023 Auto Expo in January next year. After launching in India, Honda WR-V RS will rival the Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, and Toyota Urban cruiser getting replacing the aging WR-V available on offer today.
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