Honda ZR-V, new B-segment SUV to rival Toyota Raize/Daihatsu Rocky?

Eric · May 18, 2020 09:58 AM

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Ever since Daihatsu unveiled the Rocky (and the Toyota Raize sibling) late last year, the model proved to be a success in Japan, outselling the Toyota Corolla and Nissan Note.

It appears that Honda is also eyeing a slice of that segment, as reports from Japan indicate that Honda could be fitting the ZR-V nameplate to a new B-segment SUV.

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According to the Japanese report, the ZR-V is said to be based on the same platform as the fourth-generation Honda Jazz and seventh-generation Honda City.

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Furthermore, the upcoming ZR-V’s powertrain could mirror the Rocky/Raize – a 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine mated to a CVT-type automatic.

The same Japanese report also speculated that the ZR-V is slated for a 2022 debut.

Apart from competing with the Daihatsu Rocky/Toyota Raize in Japan, the upcoming Honda ZR-V will also compete with the Renault Captur when it hits European shores.

The Honda HR-V currently rides on the same platform as the third-generation Jazz, while the next-generation HR-V will get a brand-new platform.

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Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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