Honda has released a new TV commercial for the recently unveiled Honda Crider sedan.
Honda Crider is basically the production model of the Honda Concept C and made its global debut sometime back at the Auto Shanghai 2013. The Crider has been built to cater to the fast developing D+ segment of the Chinsese car market and finds itself slotted-in between the Civic and the Accord. The car rivals the Hyundai Mistra aka Sonata Lite.
The Honda Crider derives its name from the words “Criteria” and “Dream”.
The new Honda Crider is being built by Guangzhou-Honda joint venture and we won’t be too surprised if the JV soon starts exporting this car to certain markets.
Powering the Crider is a 1.8 litre petrol engine that comes with two transmission options- a 5-speed manual and an automatic gearbox.
The new Honda Crider stays quite true to the Concept C and gets a heavily chromed front grill that would probably appeal to Chinese car buyers. The car also has a loud set of headlamps that seems to have got quite an overdose of LEDs. We like the car in profile view, in which the car does seem to have a slight resemblance with some of the other Honda sedans. The car has a swooping roofline which helps in imparting a hint of sportiness to the design. At the rear, the car comes with wrap around tail lights that might not appeal to all.
Honda has no plans of launching the Crider in India.