According to overseas reports, Honda has multiple new SUVs in the works, and one of them looks set to be called ZR-V, with an Australian trademark application suggesting it will make its way Down Under.
It is worth noting Honda previously held the ZR-V trademark in Australia, but it did not pay its renewal fee when it was due on September 10, 2008. For reference, it was registered on May 7, 1999.
Several Indian reports suggest the ZR-V nameplate will applied to a light SUV that would measure less than 4000mm in length and therefore rival the Mazda CX-3 and Hyundai Venue, with such a model due to be released in Japan next year.
Meanwhile, Japanese reports claim the next-generation HR-V will still take the fight to the Mazda CX-30 and Hyundai Kona but will grow in length to about 4400mm, so that there is room for a new small SUV that is about 4300mm long.
For reference, Honda currently sells the BR-V, UR-V WR-V and XR-V SUVs in other markets, but none of their nameplates are trademarked in Australia.
Needless to say, will the real ZR-V please stand up?
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineMay 14, 2020 9:02 am