Report – Honda XR-V mini SUV unveiled in China

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To be made for China by the Dongfeng-Honda JV.

The Honda XR-V, the Chinese version of the Honda HR-V (called as the Vezel in Japan), has been unveiled at the ongoing Chengdu Motor Show.

Honda XR-V front three quarter at Chengdu Auto Show 2014
The China-spec Honda XR-V gets flashy design elements.

The China-spec crossover gets more aggressive design elements. The front end gets a smaller chrome lined grille and different detailing for the headlamps. The bumper carries more plastic than that of the global model and houses turn indicators and foglights.

The rear fascia receives sleeker taillights that are connected, in addition to a different tailgate and bumper. Inside, the dashboard layout remains the same but the instrument console is new. The Chinese version prefers circular AC vents compared to the global model’s continuous rectangular vent on the passenger side.

Honda XR-V dashboard at Chengdu Auto Show 2014
The dashboard gets different instrument console and AC vents.

The SUV is 4,275 mm long, 1,770 mm wide and 1,605 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,610 mm. Except the length which is 20 mm shorter, rest of the dimensions match the HR-V.

The Honda XR-V will be powered by two petrol engines – 1.5-litre and 1.8-litre. More details on the product would be available when it goes on sale in the country later this year.

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Honda Cars India is reportedly developing a Brio-based crossover to lock horns with the Ford EcoSport instead of adapting the HR-V/Vezel.

Competitors: Ford EcoSport, Peugeot 2008, Chevrolet Trax, Suzuki Vitara

Launch Date in China: By end of 2014

Honda XR-V for China – Image Gallery

[Images from Autohome]

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