New Delhi, Auto Desk. Honda is one such manufacturer that has lost its dominant position in the Indian passenger vehicle market over the years. This is mainly due to the lack of a proper SUV in its lineup for India. The Japanese brand discontinued the CR-V from its portfolio in 2020 as it failed to bring volume to the company, leading to more offerings.

The carmaker continues to offer the WR-V in the subcompact UV space but it can be best defined as a crossover. Hence, its sales figures are not close to that of its rivals in the sub-4 meter space, who have more SUV credentials.

Honda has finally decided to hone its strategy by developing not one but two SUVs for the Indian market. Upcoming Honda SUV Honda has started work on two all-new SUVs – one for the sub-4 meter segment and the other for the compact C-segment. Both of them will be underpinned by the Amaze platform.

As per reports from Indonesia, Honda will unveil the production version of its concept RS SUV at the 2022 GIIAS. Leaked documents reveal that it will be powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol I-VTEC engine that powers other Honda cars like the City and the new BRV. Rumors have it that this new SUV will be named WRV.

It was earlier believed that the Honda mid-size SUV could be based on the City platform but it is not. Both the SUVs will be based on an updated version of the Amaze architecture. In fact, this platform will have a lot in common with the fifth-gen Honda City (4th generation in India) which uses a centrally located fuel tank. The design and engineering responsibilities for both the upcoming SUVs are being partially shared between Honda Cars India and its parent company in Japan.

This arrangement should allow Honda to do a great deal of the re-engineering without investing too much. The subcompact SUV is codenamed 3US.

Edited By: Atul Yadav