Honda Car India has been prepping up a mid-size SUV for the Indian market. While the launch timeline of the India-spec SUV is still some time away, Honda Indonesia has revealed the new RS Concept SUV that may share its underpinnings with the India-spec SUV. The RS Concept SUV is based on the new City’s platform and apparently, the upcoming compact SUV from Honda India will also be based on the City’s platform. Honda RS Concept SUV revealed at GIIAS 2021 could also make its way to the Indian market.
Honda RS Concept SUV Revealed
At the GIIAS 2021, Honda has finally revealed the RS Concept mid-size SUV with a coupe-like stance. On the front profile, the RS Concept gets a wide grille with detailed stary bits, flanked with sleek LED headlights. The side profile of the RS Concept looks sporty thanks to the all-black roof and tapering roofline. The glasshouse is less and the C- and D-pillars are slanted to the end of the vehicle. On the back, the RS Concept features connected LED taillights with distinct elements. Of course, some of the design elements won’t make way to the production-spec model.
Honda hasn’t taken the wraps off the interiors of the RS Concept SUV but we could expect a similar layout as that of the City. In terms of features, it could get 8.0-inch infotainment with Honda Connect, automatic climate control, steering mounted controls, cruise control and more. The RS Concept will be based on the new City platform that guarantees safety, agility and comfort.
Coming to the engine options, although not confirmed, the RS Concept may come powered with the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, mated with a manual and CVT gearbox. In addition to that, Honda could also offer the e:HEV hybrid powertrain that is seen with the City and new HR-V. In the Indian market, Honda could also consider the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine for the Creta-rival compact SUV. Honda RS Concept SUV revealed at GIIAS 2021 will be launched in the Indonesian markets first. Honda is yet to confirm whether the same RS Concept will make its way to the Indian market or a different India-spec model will be offered. In any which ways, Honda has to be quick and sound with its new compact SUV as a lot will be riding on its shoulders.
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