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Chengdu 2014: Honda XR-V unveiled for Chinese market

Chengdu 2014: Honda XR-V unveiled for Chinese market image

Text: / Photos: Honda | posted September 01, 2014 13:02

Will be produced by Dongfeng Honda

Honda officially unveiled the XR-V compact crossover at the 17th Chengdu Motor Show. The XR-V is a Chinese version of the Vezel and HR-V which are offered in the Japanese and North American market respectively. The automaker says the vehicle will be produced by Dongfeng Honda and it is based on the same platform as the Honda Fit.

The Honda XR-V measures 4575 mm long, 1770 mm wide and 1605 high. The compact SUV has a wheelbase of 2610 mm.

It is however, not a mere rebadge as it features some design changes, mainly at the rear end. The XR-V has slimmer taillights that are connected and fitted with a redesigned bumper. The front design features a new bumper infused with turn signals and fog lights.

It will be powered either by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 133 PS or a 1.8-liter that generates 167 PS and both are mated to a five-speed manual or CVT.