Honda has plans to launch an all-new new compact SUV named as ZR-V, which will rival the likes of Hyundai Venue. The upcoming SUV is expected to be based on the low-cost platform of the Amaze.
Honda Cars India Ltd is planning to introduce a new compact SUV to grab a share of the sales pie in the highly popular entry-level SUV market. One can expect the all-new SUV to be named as ZR-V. In India, the Sub-4 meter SUVs mainly target the younger crowd of the country. The Japanese carmaker has recently filed a new trademark application for the ZR-V name. The upcoming compact SUV by Honda is expected to be based on the low-cost platform of Amaze and could be retailed in international markets as well. Once launched, the SUV will rub shoulders with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza, Ford Ecosport, upcoming Kia Sonet and Nissan Magnite. It is also possible that the automaker would introduce this SUV as the new-gen WR-V in our market as the ongoing WR-V is quite popular among the buyers.
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Last month Honda Cars India initiated accepting bookings for the BS6 WR-V. The carmaker will offer the updated SUV with both petrol and diesel powertrain options. One can book the car for a token amount of Rs 21,000. The SUV will be propelled by a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol mill that produces power and torque outputs of 89bhp and 110 Nm, respectively. On the other hand, the BS6 1.5-litre i-DTEC, four-pot unit will churn out 99bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of twisting force. Both the engine options will come paired with a 5-speed and 6-speed manual gearbox options.
Inside, the SUV will continue to offer features like a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, steering mounted controls, automatic climate control, cruise control and much more. The car will also employ safety features like driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD and reverse parking sensors with camera.