Honda expands its European lineup with the formal announcement of the all-new ZR-V SUV. The substantial-using design hits the European sector in 2023 and slots between the HR-V and CR-V in the brand’s portfolio. Here’s what we know about the new crossover for the time currently being.
Not considerably, really, as Honda does not want to unveil more information with regards to this manufacturer new moniker for now. The only piece of details presently obtainable is that the ZR-V employs a hybrid powertrain and it will be part of the HR-V and the subsequent-generation CR-V, both of those showcasing electrified engines less than the hood.
The new ZR-V is element of Honda’s technique to overhaul its European lineup with hybrid types. The SUV joins the new Civic e:HEV which will go on sale on the Old continent in the third quarter of the calendar year. It will be exciting to see whether the ZR-V will use the hybrid powertrain of the HR-V or the much more impressive hybrid from the electrified Civic. We set our cash on the latter as the ZR-V is reportedly centered on the Civic.
Our colleagues from Motor1.com Spain acquired photos (see down below) of the ZR-V for China and the edition for Europe is in all probability likely to search a lot like its Chinese sibling. In the People’s Republic, the crossover will be bought solely with a non-hybrid 1.5-liter turbo motor mated to a CVT. The model will be made by GAC-Honda. The Z in the model’s identify arrives from Honda’s desire to satisfy “the mobility desires of Technology Z and breaking paradigms in lookup of new encounters.”
With the launch of the ZR-V in Europe, Honda will have just a single model without having any electrification. The upcoming new Civic Kind R will come to be the marque’s last purely combustion-run vehicle on the continent, the place it will use a 2.-liter turbocharged motor with far more than 300 horsepower.
It is also truly worth noting that Honda is at the moment doing the job on the up coming-era CR-V, which is scheduled to go on sale in Europe following yr with a hybrid motor variety, most possible also which includes a plug-in hybrid.