Japanese auto major Honda's Indian arm Honda Cars India Ltd. today announced its entire line-up for the upcoming Auto Expo 2016. The carmaker has revealed that it will be showcasing array of both production and concept cars at this year's Auto Expo and two major highlights of the line-up will be the McLaren Honda MP4-30 and the Honda BR-V compact SUV, which is set to make its national premiere in India.
As mentioned earlier one of the major highlights of the display will be the all-new Honda BR-V compact SUV or as Honda likes to call it Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV). While the car has already been displayed at various Asian motor shows, it is quite important for the Delhi Auto Expo, considering the fact that it will be launching in India this year.
In terms of looks, the BR-V is based on Honda's latest design language and comes with sporty same angular headlamps with projector units and LED position lights, aggressive front bumper housing, the round fog lamps with chrome bezels and the most prominent U-shaped chrome slat with the Honda badge on the front grille. The Honda BR-V will come sporting a 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel and will be a direct rival to the Hyundai Creta and the New Renault Duster.
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McLaren Honda MP4-30
While it is true that the Honda BR-V will be one of the major highlights for Honda this year, the real showstopper will be the racing machine McLaren Honda MP4-30. This Formula One car was the first one to be built by McLaren since the MP4/7A-which contested the 1992 season-to be powered by a Honda engine, known as the RA615H Hybrid.
New Generation Honda Accord
Apart from BR-V, Honda Cars India will also showcase the new generation Honda Accord which is set to make its comeback in India that too with a hybrid engine. The car is powered by a 2-litre, 16-valve i-VTEC petrol engine that's mated to the electric motor which derives power from the on-board lithium-ion battery. The petrol unit churns out 141bhp, but the system's combined output is a 196bhp with a generous 306Nm of torque. The transmission is an electronic CVT, which is designed to handle all that torque.
Apart from these three Honda will be showcasing around ten more cars this year. Here's the complete list of Honda cars to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2016.
National Premiere - Honda BR-V
Racing Machine - McLaren Honda MP4-30
Concept Models - Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V & Honda Jazz Racing Concept
Exhibition Models - Honda Accord, ASIMO and Goldwing