HONDA is set to expand its SUV range next year with the introduction of the new ZR-V.
The global model will slot between the HR-V and CR-V in Honda’s line-up and will likely feature powertrains familiar to the recently launched third-generation HR-V small SUV.
Reportedly based on the same underpinnings as the eleventh-generation Civic, the ZR-V will rival models such as the Nissan Qashqai, Mazda CX-3 and Skoda Karoq. What’s more, Honda says its new model was designed to meet “the mobility needs of Generation-Z buyers”, hence the letter “Z” in the model’s nameplate.
Speaking to GoAuto at the launch of the HR-V earlier this month, Honda Australia executives confirmed that the ZR-V was destined for Australia. The model line-up is likely to include a 1.5-litre petrol motor (89kW/145Nm) and e:HEV petrol-electric drivetrain (96kW/253Nm), but local pricing and…