Honda will soon discontinue production of the Jazz, 4th generation City and WRV. This decision will result in the sale of only two Honda cars in India, namely the Amaze and the 5th generation City. However, this will soon change in 2023 as Honda is developing two SUVs for India. This decision should come as no surprise since these models are quite old now and Honda is also lacking SUVs in its portfolio.
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The Honda Jazz is expected to be discontinued in November 2022, while the WR-V which is a derivative of the Jazz will be discontinued in March 2023. Meanwhile, the 4th generation City will be discontinued by December 2022. The most Oldest among these three is the 4th generation City which was launched in 2014. This car held up even after the replacement of the 5th generation City, thus addressing the lower end of the sedan category. The 4th generation City is one of the most vfm sedans you can buy today and Honda even recently added a touchscreen infotainment system to the lower SV variant.
The Jazz was launched in 2015 and was discontinued for a brief period after the BS6 standards came into effect. It came back on sale a little later as a gasoline-only model. The newest car in the lineup is the WRV, which is basically a crossover version of the Jazz. The WRV still outsells the City and Jazz given its crossover type bodywork and will therefore be discontinued in 2023.
The WRV will be replaced by the compact SUV which is expected to launch in 2023. This compact SUV will have more SUV characteristics than crossover and it will compete with the Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue to name a few. . There will also be a mid-size SUV that will take on the Hyundai Creta and Kia Sonet. The automaker will start production of the SUVs codenamed 3US/31XA in August 2023 and is expected to sell around 40,000 units in the first year.