Honda’s next midsize SUV will be feature-rich and fuel-efficient
Honda is currently working on its new SUV to compete with other mid-size SUVs in India. This new Honda SUV is expected to debut in early 2024 and will come with a feature-rich cabin and fuel-efficient powertrain options. Here are all the details you need to know about Honda’s upcoming Creta-rivaling midsize SUV.
For starters, the brand has internally named this upcoming SUV 3RA and is expected to introduce it in late 2023 or early 2024 and it will be one of its key products in recent memory. It is expected to be 4.3 meters long and go head-to-head with rivals like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and other mid-segment SUVs in India.
From what we know so far, this new SUV will share its underpinnings with the new Honda City. This will not only help the brand keep costs under control, but will also deliver commendable driving dynamics to the new SUV. The suspension components, however, should be made specifically for this new SUV.
What you’ll also get with this new SUV are impressive capabilities and high ground clearance compared to the City. Honda’s new midsize SUV is also expected to share its powertrain options with the new City, including the potent 1.5L Atkinson-cycle hybrid engine.
Other engine options include the 1.5L i-VTEC petrol and 1.5L i-DTEC engine. Likewise, we will see similar gearbox options offered with this new SUV. Honda should ensure that the new 3RA will be one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs in the segment.
Moreover, the Japanese automaker is also expected to offer an extremely feature-rich and premium package with the new Honda 3RA. Features likely to come with the new SUV include a large sunroof, new touchscreen infotainment system, wireless charging, connected car technology, automatic climate control, digital instrument console, automatic glove box, push-button start, etc.