Popular for its “Honda City”, this brand now offers everything from a smart hatchback to a hybrid luxury sedan. The company is going to bring two new entrants this year into the Indian Market. This Japanese car maker is very famous for its fun to drive vehicles.
Honda cars are well known for their well-engineered cars which are quite fuel-efficient and have low maintenance costs. The smart designs are aerodynamic and pay emphasis to function over form. However, all the vehicles from honda are a bit high on price because of the brand value.
Brio comes within the range of 4.73 to 8.82 lakh INR. The car recently received a facelift and nothing much about the car has really changed. This tiny beast comes with 1198 CC petrol engine mated to both manual and an automatic gearbox. It makes 86.8 bhp at 6000 rpm. Peak torque figure is 109 Nm at 4500 rpm. Brio scores great on practicality and comfort.
The front row itself can house four bottles of 1 liter each. The two-tone theme is now out, and you get an all-black cabin. Head room is decent in the back seat, but the leg room could be an issue for taller passengers. Fitting 3 passengers could be a bit tough job. Boot space is comparatively very low. On the go, it is like a little monster and it definitely “loves you back”. You can comfortably cruise the car anywhere without hesitation. It completely retains the “fun to drive” element within a very tight budget. Major advantage of brio over its Suzuki rival is that the electric power steering seems light in the city and weighs enough on the highway to give a wonderful feedback. It comes within a price range of 4.82 to 6.9 lakh.
With an engine potential of 1198cc, brio just nails the drivability. The fuel efficiency figures are 18.5 kmpl for Manual and 16.5 kmpl for automatic. The manual petrol version of the honda brio is more recommended. Rear parking sensors are a major miss in the brio.
Honda Amaze is available in a prize range of 5.9 to 9.12 Lakh rupees. The company has increased the wheelbase of the new Amaze by 65 mm from the old. This creates a generous space inside the cabin. Also, the new sub 4-meter sedan has a class leading 420-liter boot space. It is available within the prize range of 5.9 to 9.12 lakh and comes with both, the petrol and the diesel engine. Head room knee room for passengers of all sizes is pretty decent. And 3 passengers could seat very comfortably in the third row. Infotainment system works precisely.
Also, it has a lot of cup holders and various pockets to house your wallets or phone. It comes with a 1.4-liter diesel engine which makes 98.6 bhp at 3600 rpm. It makes a peak torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. The petrol motor makes 88.76 bhp at 6000 rpm. Peak torque of 110 Nm comes at 4800 rpm. Petrol Engine yields an average fuel efficiency of 19 kmpl and diesel an average of 27 kmpl. 1.2-liter CVT (Automatic)Petrol and 1.5 S MT (Manual) Diesel would clearly give the best ride quality and a great value for money.
The diesel automatic would be better for city driving conditions. The Petrol Automatic is quick to respond and would also give a very relaxing performance on the highways.
Honda Jazz is available within the prize range of 7.40 lakhs to 9.34 lakhs. Its available in both manual as well as automatic transmission. However, automatic transmission is not available with the diesel motor.
Jazz comes with a 1.1-liter petrol engine which produces 88.7 bhp at 6000 rpm and a peak torque of 110 Nm at 4800 rpm. The car is also available in a 1.4-liter diesel configuration. Diesel motor makes 98.6 bhp at 3600 rpm and a peak torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm.
WRV is available in 10 variants and 6 colors within a range of 7.84 to 10.48 lakh rupees. Its available in petrol and diesel manual version. Petrol engine is of 1.2 liters and produces 88.7 bhp at 6000 rpm. Torque figures are 110 nm at 4800 rpm. 1.5-liter diesel engine makes 98.6 bhp at 3600 rpm. Peak toque of 200 nm comes at 1750 rpm.
This is a beefed-up version of the Honda Jazz. It certainly looks more muscular and sits on bigger tires than the jazz. Body panels and roof rails add up to the sportier look. Head room and knee room are adequate but there are no adjustable head rest at the rear. 3 people can be accommodated comfortably inside the back-seat. It also has a sunroof. There are plenty of power outlets, USB ports inside the cabin. Also, its very practical because of the storage spaces on offer.
The diesel is not the most refined and the sound does filter inside the cabin. Ride and handling of this honda is really good and it does a great job of absorbing the bumps. The petrol motor has a flat mid-range and is the best to ride in cities. However, overtaking maneuvers would always require downshifts.
Honda city is the best-selling honda in India. It comes with a 1.4-liter diesel as well as petrol engine options. Its available in manual as well as automatic versions and the price range is from 9.9 lakhs to 14.29 lakh rupees. 18 kmpl is the claimed fuel efficiency for petrol and 25 kmpl is the claimed fuel efficiency for diesel.
Projector headlamps along with the LED daytime running lights look beautiful on the city. The wheel size has been changed from its predecessor. The car is very well equipped with features like the touch screen infotainment, LED lights inside the cabin. Rear parking sensors are a huge miss in the honda city. The 2nd row of seats inside the city feels even more spacious and comfortable.
Diesel engine is smooth refined and adequately powerful for city driving conditions. Ride quality is beautiful, and the car absorbs all the bumps and potholes at any given speed. Overall, the car is improved with the facelift, but this comes at a very hefty price.
The new honda civic is available in 5 variants and 5 color options. It comes with both 1.8-liter petrol and 1.6-liter diesel engines. The petrol engine is available only in the manual transmission whereas, the diesel is available only in manual mode. The petrol motor makes 139.46 bhp at 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 174 Nm at 4300 rpm. The diesel engine generates a max power of 118 bhp at 4000 rpm and generates highest torque figure of 300 Nm at 2000 rpm.
The new civic looks beautiful because of the cuts and creases. The new civic looks more like a coupe than a sedan. 17” alloy wheels look great on the car. Driver seat is the major USP of this vehicle, it has electric powered seats and the instrument cluster gives all the information you need. The cabin is extremely practical in terms of storage spaces. It can accommodate almost anything. Lane watch camera feature and 6 airbags offer the best in class security to the civic.
The cabin insulation is perfect, and no wind or road noise enters the cabin. In the back-seat head room maybe an issue for taller passengers, there is no shortage of leg room and the under-thigh support is excellent. Petrol motor is linear to drive, you get gear shifts very quickly and the transmission is very sensitive to the throttle inputs. However, it’s the diesel which feels best to drive. The engine punch is adequate and not great. The lack of charging points and electronic controls at the rear makes it less desirable for the chauffeur driven customers.
The new Honda CR-V is available in 3 variants. This SUV offers more luxury, more space, and even more features along with a diesel motor. It now showcases an option of 7-seater version. The new SUV is longer than its predecessor, but it’s hardly noticeable. The chrome plating, LED headlamps, muscular arches and 18-inch alloy wheels adds to premium feel of the car.
Quality of materials inside the cabin are the best. There is a new 7-inch infotainment screen coupled with 7-inch instrument cluster, the infotainment gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also gets a lane change display which utilizes a camera placed on the left side ORVM to give you a better view of the road. The diesel model does not the gear lever.
Instead, the centre console gets buttons for the Drive, Neutral, Reverse and Parking transmission modes. The front seats are wide, tall and very supportive, the 2nd-row row seats lack under-thigh support. The headroom for the second row of seats is compromised because of the A/C vent.
The third row of seats are suited for children, these seats do fold flat into the floor for a convenient luggage space.
The CR-V is available in a diesel engine option, this is an EarthDreams 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel developing 120PS of power and 300Nm of peak torque. Paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission with either AWD or 2WD drivetrains, the CR-V diesel is not particularly quick. But the whole setup is all about efficiency than outright performance, claimed mileage is 18.3kmpl for the AWD variant and 19.5kmpl for the 2WD variant. The 2.0-liter petrol CVT is the best pick if you are keen about driving your SUV.
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