The Passport is one of the newest Honda SUVs in international markets.
The Passport is one of the newest Honda SUVs in international markets.

New Honda SUV likely to be christened ZR-V

7th May 2020 3:30 pm

ZR-V could be one of the two new SUVs from Honda.

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  • Honda has registered the model name ZR-V

  • Honda currently working on two SUVs for global markets. 

  • ZR-V could be a rival to the Toyota Raize sold overseas. 

Honda has recently registered a new model name – ZR-V, a model that is expected to be sold in multiple markets of Asia and Oceania region, according to the WIPO trademark application. The Honda ZR-V name has, as yet, not been registered in India. 

Going by Honda's naming system, the name points to a future SUV. Honda currently sells multiple SUVs globally, with most having their names ending with a R-V suffix. The list starts with the Honda BR-V (now discontinued in India), the WR-V, the popular CR-V and also the HR-V SUV, which almost made it to our shores. Additionally, Honda also sells the UR-V crossover in China that is based on the previous-gen Accord CrossTour.  Apart from these models, Honda also has three other high-riding vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup, and two more SUVs that are called Pilot and the Passport in the North American markets.

While further details of the prospective ZR-V SUV are not known, Honda is working on not one but two future SUV offerings of relevance to India. The first one is a sub-four-metre SUV that will rival the Toyota Raize and the Suzuki Jimny internationally, and the second is a slightly larger SUV that will sit parallel to the next-gen Honda HR-V and will have a more upright and practical design to rival the likes of SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 and the upcoming Corolla Cross.

Closer to home, Honda will soon introduce the all-new City in our market and will also announce pricing for the BS6-compliant WR-V and the Jazz hatchback.

Also see:

New Honda City to be sold alongside outgoing model

Honda launches online new car booking platform

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