Honda introduced a new compact SUV

Honda introduced a new compact SUV

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Honda has unveiled the concept SUV RS, which heralds the new ZR-V compact production model. The premiere of the car took place at the Indonesian International Auto Show (GIIAS 2021).

Narrow LED optics in the spirit of modern models of the Acura brand (the premium brand of Honda) became the external distinctive feature of the car. In addition, the crossover received roof rails, a rear spoiler and sports elements on the body.

According to preliminary data, the production model ZR-V, which will debut in a few months, will be created on the basis of a small hatchback Honda Fit (in some markets – Jazz). As expected, the engine lineup will be represented by a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine producing 122 hp, working in conjunction with a variator. The drive will be exclusively to the front wheels. In the future, it is possible that a version with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine, as well as a hybrid modification, will appear.

The latest novelty from Honda was a sports Si-version of the eleventh generation Civic sedan, which received a modified 1.5-liter “turbo four”. The recoil of the unit was reduced by 5 hp. compared to the engine of the same variant of the previous generation model – from 207 to 202 horsepower. At the same time, the maximum torque of 260 Nm is now available from 1800 rpm, which is 300 rpm earlier than its predecessor.

Plus, Honda engineers noted the increased efficiency of the unit when operating in the range from 6000 to 6500 rpm. The upgraded engine can only work with a 6-speed manual transmission, which used the transmission technologies of the 310-horsepower Civic Type R hatchback.

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