“The compact SUV segment in India is growing rapidly and now that we have a suitable diesel engine, we would want to participate in it,” said a senior Honda official in Japan. “Vezel will be an expensive vehicle for India. I do not think its a vehicle on priority for that market.”
Honda has also developed a 7-seater multi utility vehicle Mobilio, based on the small car Brio/Amaze sedan, which is due to be launched in India in the middle of next year. The Amaze, which has Honda’s first small diesel engine, has revived the company’s fortunes in India. In the 7 months since its launch, over 55,000 units have been sold, and it still has a waiting period of up to three months.
“We do not have a fixed plan for our future model line up to share at this moment,” the Honda Cars India spokesperson in India said. “But we will continue to consider any possibility to expand our lineup as per customer demand.”