The Honda XR-V has officialy been introduced to the public at the Chengdu Motor Show. The vehicle in question is China’s version of the Japanese Honda Vezel and the North American Honda HR-V.
Produced by Dongfend Honda, the compact SUV features a more aggressive design. It benefits from a revised front and rear bumper as well as a sleeker grille. Other highlights include redesigned taillights, new fog lights and restyled side body panels.
The Honda XR-V measures 4,275 m in length, 1,770 mm in width and its wheelbase is 2,610 mm long.
The Honda XR-V will be available in China with a 1.5-litre engine capable of producing 131 hp and a 1.8-litre unit rated at 165 hp, both in petrol form and connected to a five-speed manual or a CVT. The car also boasts a start/stop system to lower the fuel consumption.
Pricing information will be announced at a later date. The Honda XR-V will compete against the likes of Nissan Juke, Hyundai ix25, Peugeot 2008, Suzuki Vitara and others.