Honda ZR-V To Debut On Nov 11 - Could Replace WR-V

Honda ZR-V To Debut On Nov 11 - Could Replace WR-V

Honda have teased their upcoming sub-compact SUV, the ZR-V. The new model is likely to replace the WR-V, which is currently their most affordable SUV/crossover category. The concept model, which could be called N5X, will globally debut on November 11, 2021.

Honda ZR-V

Going by the naming convention, the ZR-V will be the smallest SUV/crossover from Honda. Their larger cars carry the CR-V and BR-V names, conveying their size and seniority in Honda’s portfolio. So, the ZR-V is most likely to replace the WR-V and compete against the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and other sub-4m SUVs.

This new model is reportedly, based on the same platform as the Honda City. However, given the City’s larger dimensions, we expect the ZR-V to have a smaller wheelbase so it can meet the 4m length criteria.

The teaser pictures show the car’s LED headlamps, multi-LED taillights and DRLs above the headlamps. For the front, Honda have given the bonnet an aggressive stance and a big grille to give it company. The car also gets roof rails to add to the SUV quotient.

The engines and transmission details of the Honda ZR-V are not available yet. We expect it to come with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine as the City. This engine produces 121PS of power and 145Nm of torque. It could also get the 1.5-litre diesel engine which produces 100PS of power and 200Nm of torque. Both these engines could come with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed CVT automatic. The new ZR-V could go on sale sometime in the first half of 2022.


Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.


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