As we reported earlier, Honda is working on coming up with a new smaller-than-Brio hatchack that is being called as ‘World A-entry hatch’ .
The upcoming Honda small hatchback would be an A segment contender and would rival the very popular Maruti Suzuki Alto and Hyundai Eon. It may be noted that the Alto is the highest selling car in India and has been flying out of dealerships. The Honda hatchback would be competitively priced in the very price sensitive segment.
Now, the need of such a competitive pricing means that Honda would require to have a dedicated manufacturing plant for the production of the upcoming hatchback.
Currently, Honda Cars India produces the Brio, Amaze and the City, along with assembling the Accord and the CR-V, at its Greater Noida plant. For the upcoming Honda World A-entry hatchback, Honda Cars India would utilize their new plant in Tapukara, Rajasthan. This plant will become operational in early 2014 and the car maker could also come up with a new plant in Gujarat.
The Honda World A-entry hatchback could be exported to certain markets from India and it would be interesting to see if Honda Cars India, whose cars have always commanded a premium over comparable models from MSIL and HMIL, would come across as a better value-for-money proposition than the Alto and the Eon. Rumours have been abounding that the car would be powered by a similar 3 cylinder petrol engine and might take plenty of styling cues from the Honda N One you see in these images.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updateson the upcoming Honda World A-entry hatchback