According to a media report from a Japanese magazine, Honda is planning to launch a sub-4-metre SUV in the Indian market. 2021 Honda ZR-V might be the compact SUV which might launch as an international spec model. Here is all that is expected to be seen on this car
Platform Honda ZR-V
The Honda ZR-V is expected to be made on the Amaze Platform. For India, it is expected to be a new generation of the WR-V. The Honda WR-V is currently with a BS6 engine and with the introduction of the ZR-V, we are expecting the same engine to continue on this vehicle.
The international market the ZR-V is expected to come with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine along with the 1.5-litre petrol engine. The Honda compact Hybrid systems are also expected to be seen on the this new 2021 ZR-V. Giving it an engine from the Honda Amaze will keep the prices in check and provide and offering that is friendly on the manufacturing process.
As of now, it’s too early to talk about the design but the rendered image of the car will have LED clusters, a chrome band on the grille, trapezoidal fog lamps inserts and squarish wheel arches. Honda will position ZR-V below the honda HR-V.
It will be a competition for the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitra Brezza. This segment will now also have the Nissan Magnite which has seen with a lot of segment-first features.
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Launch and Price
The launch of the 2nd gen WR-V or the 2021 Honda ZR-V has no specific date. The compact sub 4 metre SUV will come by the mid of next year. The price expectations of the Rs 7 lakhs to Rs 17 lakhs.
Honda has taken an experimental move for the Indian market by retaining the old generation of the Honda City with a BS6 engine. Also, the company is not going to bring the new generation of Honda Jazz to India and instead continue with the older generation with BS6 update. This arises the question if Honda will do the same with the second generation of Honda WR-V? Along with that, the City RS is being considered for India. This might be the key car to give insight into Honda’s hybrid plans for India.