Honda ZR-V Sub-Compact SUV Considered for Indian Market

  • Published On: 6 May 2020
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Honda ZR-V will take on the Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Venue in India.

Honda Cars India is contemplating introduction of an all-new sub 4-meter SUV in the country. The Japanese automaker already has several SUV models in the Indian market such as CR-V, BR-V and WR-V. On the similar lines, it has been learnt that the company might name it as ZR-V. The insiders have told us that currently two models of Honda ZR-V are under development, one is for developed nations like Japan while the other one is for emerging markets like India. The sub-compact SUV segment is already crowded by the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Venue.

 

Honda ZR-v

Honda's ideal customer base with the new SUV, identical to all the manufacturers, are Gen Z or millennials. Hence, the company is keen to integrate the 'Z' prefix to its popular 'R-V' nomenclature, so that it gets the perfect name for the all-new SUV. In fact, Honda has already filed a trademark application for the 'Z-RV' moniker which makes it almost certain that the upcoming sub 4-meter would be christened by this name. Various reports have suggested that it would be based on the Amaze's budget-friendly architecture while sold in the emerging markets including India. There are two other sub-compact SUVs also in making in the form of Kia Sonet and Nissan Magnite which will also launch in the coming months in India.

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However, there is another interesting theory doing the rounds on the web that Honda might introduce the new sub 4-meter as the new-generation Honda WR-V in the Indian market. Needless to say, the WR-V has been one of the most successful products in Honda's kitty. The company could launch the all-new sub 4-meter SUV as new-gen WR-V while reserving the Z-RV nameplate for developed markets such as Japan. The ZR-V is particularly developed to rival the Toyota Raize (Daihatsu Rocky) while it is based on the same platform as the Mk4 Honda Jazz. Honda ZR-V price is expected to be in the range of Rs 6-10 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom) while it will be available in both petrol and diesel fuel trims.

Source - Indian Autos Blog

Author: Mayank Gupta

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