There were expectations that Honda would unveil the latest model of the CRV SUV for its European customers, but instead, they surprised by announcing the ZRV SUV. This new product was initially designed for the Chinese market but is now being introduced in Europe, including the UK, which is currently facing Brexit-related challenges.
A significant observation to note is that Honda is now implementing a sophisticated and polished design language. When this is coupled with the brand’s unbeatable reliability, it is sure to create a formidable and winning combination.
But wait, people don’t want reliability they want status, they want to pay more for something that will break down more often. It’s a strange world, but if Honda can tempt people by using more flair then we say it sounds like a plan.
Anyway, enough of the psychobabble, the Honda ZR-V e:HEV is priced in the UK from £39,495 OTR.
One powertrain is available, Honda’s e-HEV hybrid a 181 bhp/315NM 2-litre petrol engine and two electric motors that power the front wheels. Cobined efficiency is rated at 48mpg.
The entry level Elegance grade features 18-inch grey alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors,11 airbags, a rear-view camera, and an eight-speaker audio system. A nine-inch touchscreen display is available across the range, complete with Honda Connect, navigation, and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility, alongside a seven-inch digital instrument display behind the leather steering wheel.
Sport grades start from £41,095 and the range topping Advance models from £42,895 which feature full leather seats with perforated inserts and silver stitching, a heated leather steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, and gloss black and diamond cut alloys.
Customers opting for the flagship ZR-V also benefit from a premium 12-speaker BOSE sound system, a 10.2-inch multi-information display, and an all-new six-inch head-up display (HUD).
UK Order books open on Tuesday 4th July 2023