If you're in the market for a practical, efficient, and spacious C-segment SUV, the all-new Honda ZR-V is worth considering. This new alternative to is set to be a strong contender in the crossover SUV segment. The all-new Honda ZR-V is offering a compelling combination of an efficient hybrid engine, a spacious interior, and excellent build quality.
The all-new Honda ZR-V is a hybrid SUV that sits between the Honda HR-V and CR-V in Honda's range. It shares its 2.0-litre hybrid system with the Honda Civic and uses a lot of technology from that car as well. The ZR-V is only available with a 2.0-litre hybrid engine and comes with a simple and highly specified range. The all-new Honda ZR-V is set to go on sale from Norton Way Honda on July 4th, with deliveries expected to start in early autumn.
The design of the all-new Honda ZR-V is unique in the brand's range and has been designed to appeal to younger buyers. The exterior of the all-new Honda ZR-V looks more rotund than most contemporary Honda models. Up front, the ZR-V has a relatively small grille for a modern SUV, and it's flanked by slim LED headlights. The all-new Honda ZR-V includes a lower bumper features black trim, and sport models get a more aggressive-looking design. You have some black cladding around the wheel arches, and the Honda ZR-V has a sloping roofline which makes it look more sleek. The rear lights are LED units as well, and they have a distinctive curvy shape.
Inside, the Honda ZR-V the cabin is spacious and well-built, with a driving position that straddles those of a traditional hatchback and an SUV. The interior has sound fundamentals, offering excellent visibility and a clean, easy-to-use infotainment system. The dashboard looks logically laid out, and you have a full-width air vent similar to the Civic. However, the Honda ZR-V falls slightly flat when it comes to design and overall build quality, with material quality that isn't brilliant, and some of the design choices such as the odd center console don't feel well thought-out in the same way as in some of Honda's other models.
The all-new Honda ZR-V is powered by Honda's e:HEV powertrain, combining a 2-litre petrol engine and two electric motors that power the front wheels. The petrol engine featured in the Honda ZR-V is largely used to power one of the two electric motors via a small battery pack, with that second electric motor working to fill gaps in performance and smooth out the powertrain's operations. The result is a complex system on paper, but in operation, it is simple and extremely smooth, it makes the Honda ZR-V feel like you're driving an EV with a petrol engine whirring away in the background. The output of the main electric motor is 181bhp and 315Nm of torque, which are the most relevant in terms of portraying the ZR-V car's on-road performance.
In town driving and at low speeds, the Honda ZR-V has a e:HEV powertrain that finds its sweet spot, with the electric motor offering instant torque from the go-ahead and a surprisingly high proportion of low-speed driving able to be carried out without any reliance on the petrol engine. The ZR-V car's steering is precise and has good visibility, making the Honda ZR-V a very easy car to drive, and not by accident but through a selection of very deliberate decisions made by Honda's engineers and designers.
The all-new Honda ZR-V is available in three trim levels: Elegance, Sport, and Advance.
The Honda ZR-V Elegance model starts at £39,495 and comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, and a 9.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The mid-spec Honda ZR-V Sport model starts at £41,095 and comes with a more aggressive-looking body kit, black wheels and mirror caps, half-leather seats, wireless phone charging, and a hands-free power tailgate.
The top-of-the-range Honda ZR-V Advance model starts at £42,895 and comes with full leather seats, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, and diamond-cut alloy wheels. In this ZR-V trim level, you also get a 10.2-inch digital driver's display and a 12-speaker premium sound system.
The all-new Honda ZR-V Hybrid is shaped to be the perfect choice for environmentally conscious drivers who do not want to compromise on style, power, or driving dynamics. The all-new Honda ZR-V is now available to order, prices start from £39,495. If you are interested in the all-new Honda ZR-V please contact us and our sales team will be happy to help.