Honda has finalized its launch of an all-new sub-4 meter SUV in 2021 in the Japanese market. According to reports, this upcoming model is referred to as the Honda ZR-V. This new compact SUV is expected to be launched in our market in early 2022. The Amaze platform will support it. Honda ZR-V might be the new ‘India-specific‘ SUV that Honda had hinted at this year.
The upcoming Honda ZR-V SUV is going to be supported by the new-generation compact design. It will have a height of 1,600 mm, length of 4 meters, and width of 1,695 mm.
Exterior and Design
Honda has recently revealed the sketch of the ZR-V. This hints at the planning parts of the new SUV. It shows that the new Honda SUV will have the latest style and aesthetics. The official teaser shows an image of the framework of the vehicle. There will be an outsized grille with a frame that extends to the headlights. It also offers a slim, elongated LED lightweight signature and tail light. It also included a dotted line RS badging, hinting at a new engine model.
The new mini SUV is going to get a similar platform because of the fifth-generation Honda City. This helps in saving producing prices. The planning seems to be identical to the mini version of the BR-V. There is a black grille and vertical fog housing. This mini Honda ZR-V SUV will be available in white. The roof, wing mirrors, and roof rails are painted in black.
At the side, there is a thick plastic protective cover on the wheel arches and the doors. This gives the ZR-V a unique SUV look. It also has new 5-spoke alloy wheels. The B-pillar is finished in black. The ZR-V has slim lines that make the style appear minimalistic. BR-V has a ground height of 220 millimeters, and it rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.
Interior and Features
- 4.2-inch TFT screen,
- A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto,
- Push-button to start or stop,
- Automatic climate management,
- Lane Watch camera,
- Cruise control
There are many more latest AI technologies present. The interior details have still not been revealed yet.
The international market ZR-V will have a 1.0-liter turbo gas engine alongside the 1.5-liter gas engine. The Honda compact Hybrid systems also are expected to be seen on the new 2021 ZR-V. Giving it a machine from the Honda Amaze can keep the costs under control and supply.
The new Honda ZR-V to keep the prices low could go together with Amaze’s diesel and petrol engine.
- The 1498cc diesel engine on the Amaze produces seventy 8.9bhp and 160 Nm.
- The 1.3-liter petrol engine on the Amaze has 88bhp and 110Nm.
The Honda ZR-V will have the Amaze Platform. For India, it is expected to be a successor of the WR-V. The Honda WR-V is present with a BS6 engine. With the introduction of the ZR-V, the identical engine will continue on this vehicle. The WR-V is not an excellent competition to this generation of compact SUVs sold-out in the Indian automotive market. The ZR-V can make Honda a good competitor in this section.
The new Honda ZR-V could borrow a lot of features from the Amaze. Like the Honda Amaze, the ZR-V will provide a comfortable and smooth ride, even on bumpy Indian roads. Advanced safety options like twin airbags, ABS+EBD, ISOFIX, and ELR seat belts are also expected. Each manual and automatic drive will be a gift. Just like the Honda Amaze, the ZR-V may additionally feature comfortable seats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay option diesel-CVT, and more boot space.
ZR-V for India
The development of SUVs for the Indian market has already begun. It is expected to launch by 2023. It will be a mid-size SUV and will be 4.3 meters long. The powertrain choices are going to be shared with the fifth-generation Honda City. There will be both diesel and petrol engine choices. It is expected that Honda will also supply the SUV as a 5-seater and 7-seater.
The price has still not been declared, but it is assumed that it will cost between Rs. 8.76 lakh to Rs 11.79 lakhs (ex-showroom price).
The 5-seater version can compete with-
- MG Hector,
- Hyundai Creta,
- Skoda Kushaq
- Kia Seltos,
- Volkswagen Taigun
- Tata Harrier
The 7-seater will compete with-
- Tata Nexon
- MG Hector
- Mahindra XUV700
- Hyundai Venue
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