Honda ZR-V 2023: the new hybrid SUV from Honda that we will have in Spain

Honda has already announced the name chosen for its next compact hybrid SUV, a model that will arrive ready to compete in one of the most disputed (and popular) segments in our country. Will be called Honda ZR-V and will hit the market next 2023.

The next 2023 is moving and interesting for Honda. The Japanese firm will launch three new SUVs next year in the European market, including a fully electric SUV; the new CR-V; and the Honda ZR-V at hand. Each will compete in a different segment, and depending on the brand, each will have a different focus.

ZR-V is the name chosen for this new European model.

With a length of 4.5 meters, the Honda ZR-V will be positioned in the range midway between the Honda HR-V and the Honda CR-V. The new ZR-V will therefore be a Compact SUV (C-SUV) that will have to deal with rivals of the stature of the Peugeot 3008, the Nissan Qashqai, the Hyundai Tucson or the Kia Sportage, among others.

More details about the size of this new model are unknown at the moment, although we do know that the ZR-V for China is the new HR-V for the US market. In other words, the European Honda ZR-V could effectively be the HR-V sold in the United States, with the relevant modifications for our market.

The Honda ZR-V for the Chinese market is the American HR-V.

Among these adaptations is the marketing only of electrified engines. Honda’s roadmap aims to abandon the sale of internal combustion cars by 2040, and in this context, the brand’s new launches will increasingly have a greater degree of electrification. In the case of the Honda ZR-V, in Europe (and therefore, in Spain) it will only be offered with a non-plug-in hybrid mechanics e:HEV, with the technology that we already know from the brand. Although the specifications have not been announced, it could use the same scheme used in the new Honda Civic e:HEV, an efficient hybrid engine with 184 hp and 315 Nm of maximum torque.

As we said, the ZR-V will be followed later by two other electrified SUVs. Honda has not yet announced more details about the ZR-V, nor has it specified its exact launch date, which will occur sometime in 2023.

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