All-New Honda ZR-V to Go on Sale in Japan in April 2023

Honda has announced that the all-new ZR-V SUV will go on sale in Japan in April 2023. The Japanese automaker has also released details of the JDM-spec ZR-V which is basically a re-badged version of the US-spec Honda HR-V launched earlier this year & is on sale in North American markets as well as China.

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The ZR-V will be available in two trim levels in Japan– namely X and Z in both turbocharged and hybrid powertrain options. Both turbo petrol and e:HEV hybrid versions will be available in front and all-wheel drive configurations. Both X and Z grades are available with a 175hp/240Nm 1.5L four-cylinder turbocharged petrol with CVT and a 180hp/315Nm 2.0L e:HEV petrol-electric hybrid with e-CVT transmission.

According to Honda, the hybrid model of the new ZR-V will be the first Honda SUV to be equipped with the Sport e:HEV that combines a 2.0L direct injection engine that debuted on the new Civic e:HEV and the advanced 2-motor hybrid system.

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The JDM-spec ZRV will have 4 drive modes available including SPORT, NORMAL, ECON and SNOW. The ZR-V will be the first Honda SUV in Japan to feature SNOW mode, which suppresses the amount of driving force transmitted in response to depressing the accelerator pedal and supports the driver to achieve a smooth start and acceleration even on slippery road surfaces such as snowy roads.

The ZR-V in Japan will be available with a wide range of on-board driver assist and safety systems, including Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS); Collision Mitigation Throttle Control; Rear Collision Mitigation Throttle Control; Low Speed Brake Function (Low speed CMBS); Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow; Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); Traffic Jam Assist; Lead Car Departure Notification System; Traffic Sign Recognition; Adaptive Driving Beam; Auto High Beam Headlights; Blind Spot Information System; Parking Sensor System; Backing Out Support; and Hill Descent Control (HDC).

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Prices in Japan will start at just under JPY3m (US$21,000) includes taxes for the entry-level two-wheel drive (2WD) petrol model, rising to JPY4.12m (US$29,350) for the top 4WD hybrid model.

The JDM Honda ZR-V

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