Honda is going to bring a new compact SUV. The concept version of this SUV is being brought to GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) on 11 November. The name of this concept model may be Honda N5X. The new compact SUV is expected to be based on the new front-wheel-drive platform, which is also offered in the new BR-V 7-seater. This platform gives the stability of an SUV and the comfort of an MPV
The company has released a teaser of this new compact SUV, which shows the side profile of the car. It will get the same A-pillar, dashboard, hood and doors as the 7-seater model. The teaser features LED headlamps, floating roof lines with roof-rails, strong belt-lines, roof-integrated spoilers, tail-light wrapping and attached car technology. It looks like a compact version of the BR-V.
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It is hoped that the new SUV will offer the same interior and features as the BR-V SUV. It can get a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a CVT automatic gearbox. The company could also use a 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated petrol engine that produces 121bhp and 145Nm of torque. It will include 5-speed manual and CVT automatic transmission options.
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Honda’s new SUV for India too
Honda said that a new SUV is being prepared for the Indian market. The new model could be based on the Honda City platform. Its length will be around 4.2 meters or 4.3 meters. Honda’s new SUV will compete in the Indian market with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq and VW Taigun. A longer wheelbase version of the new SUV will also be available. This model will compete with Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700 and MG Hector.