This is your first look at the Civic-based 2023 Honda ZR-V's interior

Eric · May 30, 2022 09:54 AM

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Following its teaser earlier in May, GAC Honda has showcased the 2023 Honda ZR-V in China, this time showing off the new SUV's interior. In China, the model is called 致在.

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As reported earlier, the ZR-V is a Civic-based SUV that bridges the gap between the Honda City-based HR-V and (also) the Civic-based Honda CR-V. Now, China’s ZR-V and North America’s HR-V are essentially the same model, and the model will go on sale as the ZR-V in Europe by 2023.

Also Read: Honda ZR-V hybrid confirmed, to bridge gap between HR-V and CR-V in Europe

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This is probably the first time the Honda ZR-V's interior is shown to the public, as earlier teaser photos did not reveal the SUV's interior. This set of photos are courtesy of Autohome

Also Read: Bigger than yours, all-new Civic-based 2023 Honda HR-V's boot space shown in latest teaser for USA

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First things first – seeing that the ZR-V is based on the Civic, it comes as no surprise that the interior is largely identical to the C-segment sedan. As such, it gets the same full-length air-conditioning vents like ths Civic. 

Also Read: 4 features on the Malaysian-spec 2022 Honda Civic FE that Thais don't get

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The City-based HR-V gets this trick air diffuser system

Elsewhere, due to its honeycomb-style air-conditioning vents up front, the ZR-V loses out on the trick air diffuser system found on the City-based HR-V. 

Also Read: Honda explains how the 2021 Honda HR-V's A/C vents work like an air curtain to keep you cool

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The ZR-V also gets a similar 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster like the Civic FE, as well as a number of USB-A and USB-C charging ports. 

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Where the ZR-V differs from the Civic is the centre console. The ZR-V gets a two-tier centre console with storage located beneath, mirroring the City-based HR-V. 

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VIN plate mentions that the ZR-V is powered by a L15C turbo 1.5-litre engine

While the European market ZR-V will be sold exclusively with Honda’s i-MMD petrol-electric hybrid, the Chinese market model is sold with a turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol engine at launch.

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Codenamed L15CD, this turbo petrol engine is good for 182 PS and 240 Nm. The engine is paired to a CVT transmission that routes power to the front wheels. If these figures seem familiar, that's because the figures are identical to our Malaysian-spec Civic FE.

Also Read: ASEAN's most powerful, 2022 Honda Civic (FE) launched in Malaysia: priced from RM 126k

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Unlike the City-based HR-V that gets a torsion beam rear suspension, the larger Civic-based ZR-V gets a more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension instead.

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In terms of dimensions, the ZR-V is 4,568 mm long, 1,840 mm wide, and 1,621 mm tall. It has a 2,665 mm long wheelbase.

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Here’s a quick dimension comparison between the ZR-V, City-based HR-V, and Toyota Corolla Cross – the latter the ZR-V is aimed at.

Dimension comparison
Model ZR-V HR-V Corolla Cross
Length (mm) 4,568 4,385 4,460
Width (mm) 1,840 1,790 1,825
Height (mm) 1,621 1,590 1,620
Wheelbase (mm) 2,655 2,610 2,640

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GAC Honda is expected to launch the 2023 Honda ZR-V real soon, so stay tuned for that.

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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