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Honda develops new SUV based on Civic, coming next year

Honda’s new SUV model, based on the Civic, will be smaller than the CR-V but larger than the HR-V.

As the information has given, in 2022, Honda’s product portfolio will have a significant change. According to information from Honda dealers in Japan, 3 models, Honda CR-V, Insight and Shuttle will be discontinued in the domestic market next year.

Not only reducing 3 models, Honda is also rumored to be developing a new product. Rumors say that this new model belongs to the SUV segment, positioned between the Honda CR-V and the HR-V.
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The name of this new SUV has not been revealed yet. However, according to Creative Trend, in the video that Honda showed the dealer for research, this new SUV has a design like a European car.
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Externally, this SUV model will possess the same design style as the Toyota RAV4. Meanwhile, inside the car is an attractive leather interior space.
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And yet, Japanese news site Carsensor also predicts that Honda’s new SUV will be developed on the basis of the Civic’s platform. Positioned between the Honda CR-V and HR-V, the new SUV is expected to have a length of about 4,500 mm.
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Because it is developed on the basis of the Honda Civic platform, the new SUV will also use the same engine as this C-size sedan. Therefore, it will not be surprising if Honda’s new SUV model is equipped with a 4-cylinder, turbocharged, 1.5L gasoline engine, producing a maximum capacity of 182 horsepower similar to the Honda Civic 2022. This is paired with a CVT continuously variable transmission.
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In addition, this new SUV model also has a hybrid version like the Honda Civic 2022. It is likely that the car will be equipped with an e:HEV powertrain taken from the Honda HR-V 2022. This is a powertrain that includes an Atkinson petrol engine. Cycle 4-cylinder, 1.5L capacity, produces a maximum capacity of 106 horsepower and maximum torque of 127 Nm. This engine is combined with 2 electric motors with a capacity of 131 horsepower and maximum torque of 253 Nm as well as a lithium-ion battery pack.
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According to rumors, Honda’s new SUV model will be officially launched in September 2022. Previously, the new Honda Civic Hybrid was also scheduled to launch next year.

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