Honda RS Midsize SUV Concept Unveiled
At the GIIAS 2021 in Indonesia, Honda officially unveiled its upcoming midsize SUV concept. The Honda RS concept is a sneak peek at the automaker’s Creta rival, which might debut in the coming months. The Honda RS concept SUV, unlike the Creta, features sharper aesthetics and new design characteristics.
The dimensions of Honda’s RS concept SUV are yet to be revealed. However, we anticipate a length of fewer than 4.3 meters and a wheelbase similar to the City sedan.
In terms of design, the new Honda RS concept SUV borrows styling influences from more recent Honda models, such as the larger HR-V. The production version of the RS concept will be a five-seater SUV that will be Honda’s smallest SUV and will sit below the HR-V in the brand’s global portfolio.
The new RS concept has sleek geometric wraparound headlamps upfront and the grille blends in nicely with the front bumper. With a large air dam, a faux skid plate, and vertical slats for the fog lamps, the bumper has a basic design.
The RS concept SUV’s overall design is more coupe-like, with a tapering roofline and an angular tailgate. The glasshouse is quite large, with steeply sloped front and back windows (for an SUV). It also gets a noticeable shoulder line and thick body cladding on the lower half of the doors, as well as matte black wheel arches that house huge alloy wheels. The substantial C-pillar of Honda’s new SUV concept matches the sloped rear tailgate design. Slim horizontally positioned LED tail lamps are joined with a faux light bar at the SUV’s back. The license plate enclosure and a false skid plate are housed in the big bumper.
As of yet, Honda has not revealed any specifics about the RS concept SUV’s engine or powertrain. The production-spec SUV, however, will have the same powertrain options as the City sold overseas, including a 1.5-liter petrol engine and the same engine mated with Honda’s e:HEV mild-hybrid technology. A five-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission is available as an option.
Honda has revealed that it is developing an SUV for India. There isn’t any information about this model yet, but as we previously stated, it will share its underpinnings with the City sedan in India.
Honda’s RS SUV concept, which was unveiled in Indonesia, appears to have all of the proper components to be India’s midsize SUV. However, we have yet to learn whether India would receive something similar.