Honda ZR-V is the first new model to be launched in Australia in 20 years. Honda Australia believes that the four-variant model will bring in new customers to its brand. How will it achieve this?
2024 Honda ZR-V Price & Release Date
The ZR-V is a very sleek-looking vehicle, which cannot be said about all Honda models. The two engines that will be available are more important than their design. It also starts at AU$ 40.200 ($26.667). This is significantly less than the 11th generation Civic, which has been re-released and starts at AU$47.200 ($31.311) for the same engine.
This engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 131 kW at 6,000 revs and 240 Nm between 1,700 to 4,500 revs. The engine is made of a diecast aluminum block with cast-in iron piston liners and a lightweight heat-forged steel crankshaft. The engine also has Honda’s renowned VTEC system, which is located on the exhaust side. It also comes with Variable Timing control that allows the intake and the exhaust camshafts to be synchronized independently.
The 1.5-liter 4-cylinder is standard for the VTi X and VTi-LX. However, the flagship eHEV LX Hybrid features a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that works with an electric motor. The VTi-LX Hybrid has a total of 135 kW and 315 Nm torque. The base Honda ZRV VTi X is priced at AU$40200 ($26667). It includes a 1.5-liter engine, an 8-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay wireless and wired Android Auto as well as 17-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing washers, a 10.2-inch display digital instrument cluster, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The VTi L, priced at AU$43200 ($28657), builds on the VTi X with premium leatherette seats and heated front seats. It also has 18-inch alloy wheels, heated wing mirrors, a hands-free power rear gate, LED taillights, and metal paddle shifters.
The 2024 ZRV is Honda’s first brand-new model line to launch in Australia in 20 years, with a top price of A$55K. The VTi-LX is available for AU$ 48.500 ($32.173). This version comes with black leather seats and a Bose audio system that includes 12 speakers. It also has a wireless charger, sports pedals, rear cross-traffic alert, blindspot monitoring, a navigation system, and heated steering.
The hybrid eHEV LX is at the top of the ZR-V 2024 range. The VTi-LX has all the same features, but it also includes a smart keycard. It does away with the spare wheel and replaces it with a tire repair kit. The price of this model starts at AU$ 54.900 ($36.419).