Honda ZR-V is rumoured to be Honda’s new sub-four-meter SUV. The new SUV will be available in the Indian market and could replace the Honda WR-V
In recent years, the sub-four-meter SUV segment in India has gained significant growth. Most car manufacturers have shown special interest in this segment. At the moment, all major car brands have their presence in the sub-4-meter space with at least one model. Honda has also entered the segment with Honda WR-V. Unfortunately, this model is eclipsed by other stronger competitors in the segment. Reportedly, Honda might replace the existing Honda WR-V with the new sub-four-meter SUV called ZR-V.
Earlier this year, there were some reports about a new vehicle from Honda. Back then, details about the new vehicle were still open for discussion. However, recent reports reveal that Honda might launch the ZR-V as its next sub-four-meter crossover. It is reported that Honda ZR-V will make its debut in May 2021. As per the reports, the upcoming Honda ZRV might replace the WR-V.
Details of the Honda ZR-V are scarce at the moment. It is suggested that Honda ZR-V will borrow the platform from the Honda Amaze. Rendering images of the Honda ZR-V are surfacing on the internet. However, it is still too soon to confirm how the new sub-four-meter SUV will turn out to be.
Reports also suggest that the Honda ZR-V will be sold in the international market as well as in India. As far as the powertrains are concerned, the India-spec Honda ZR-V might get different engine choices from the global-spec models. It is likely that the global-spec Honda ZR-V will get two choices of engines, a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor and a 1-litre turbocharged petrol engine. As for the India market, Honda ZR-V is expected to get a 1.2-litre petrol engine from Honda Amaze.
It is expected that Honda will price the upcoming ZR-V around Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. At launch, Honda ZR-V will face increasing competition in the sub-four-meter SUV space. This segment is currently crowded with many strong competitors, from the segment-leading models like Maruti Brezza, Kia Sonet, and Hyundai Venue to Ford Ecosport, Toyota Urban Cruiser, and Mahindra XUV300, not to mention upcoming models like Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.