Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has announced its vehicles and concepts to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2016, which will be held at Greater Noida starting 5 February.
The highlight of the stall will be the BR-V SUV, which is slated to be launched after March 2016. BR-V comes with seven seats in three rows, and is equipped with rear-passenger air vents between front and second-row seats. BR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder 16-valve i-VTEC petrol engine that delivers 117bhp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 145Nm at 4,700 rpm, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. A new continuously variable transmission (CVT) variant is also available. The India-spec model is expected to come with the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine that is employed in most diesel cars offered by Honda in India.
Honda's premium sedan, the Accord will be reintroduced in India during the show. The ninth generation of Honda Accord will be offered in 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and 3.5-litre V6 engine options in the country. Both the options will be available with a five-speed automatic and manual transmission. The sedan comes with a newly designed front end that includes new headlight and grille. The taillight clusters comes with LED tech and the car boast of 19-inch alloy wheel.
HCIL will also unveil two concept models -- Honda Jazz Racing Concept and Project 2&4 -- powered by RC213V. Though there is no information on Jazz Racing concept, the Project 2&4 is a new performance vehicle concept the company unveiled at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The concept is powered by the RC213V competition motorcycle engine, a 999cc V-4 unit, originally developed for the MotoGP motorcycle racing series and tuned for use on public roads.
HCIL will also showcase the McLaren Honda MP4-30 race car. The MP4-30 was a Formula One racing car driven by Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button for McLaren to compete in the 2015 season. ASIMO, the humanoid robot designed and developed by Honda, will also be part of the line-up.