Global automakers have been moving largely towards global products, but that doesn't mean it can't tweak them for local tastes. Take Honda, for example, and its new compact crossover. Unveiled late last year as the Vezel, the crossover is expected to arrive in Europe and North America as the HR-V. But in China, it's being called the XR-V and adopts the form you see here.

Presented by Dongfeng Honda at the Chengdu Motor Show, the new XR-V is based closely on the Vezel but adopts some unique bodywork for a more rugged look. The front end gets a more SUV-like grille and bumper, while the side flanks are less swoopy but with more muscular wheel arches. The result may not be as bonkers as the Mugen version that debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon tuner show, but reminds us more of the similarly named and ruggedized Subaru XV Crosstrek.

Though technically billed as a concept, the Chinese-market XR-V looks just about ready for production as it is. Both 1.5- and 1.8-liter engines are specified, and while there may not be a wealth of other details available, you can read what there is in the press release (presented in original and translated forms) below.
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东风Honda成都车展双剑出鞘 --全新思铂睿量产车亮相 紧凑型SUV XR-V首发

2014年8月29日,成都国际汽车展览会正式拉开帷幕。东风Honda首次两款重磅车型齐发,向媒体和消费者全方位展示了东风Honda格局创变的实力和信心。其中,中高级旗舰产品--全新思铂睿量产车首次与大家见面,集中展现了FUNTEC顶尖技术魅力。同时,东风Honda再次发力细分市场,继城市SUV领航者CR-V之后,全新紧凑型SUV概念车首次对外发布,并公布车型名字XR-V。

中高级车市破局之作,全新思铂睿量产车亮相

作为东风Honda首款专为中国消费者设计的旗舰车型,也是面向中高级车市场的破局之作,全新思铂睿全面蜕变升级:动力革命性改变、科技前瞻性革新、车身尺寸更是全面提升,打造出B+级车的价值感。它将以革命性的技术实力引领主流中高级车的发展方向,并以突破性的产品力对现有的市场格局形成强力冲击。

作为FUNTEC顶尖技术的代表之作,全新思铂睿首次搭载了8速双离合变速器(8DCT)+2.4L缸内直喷发动机的黄金动力组合,其2.4L直喷发动机应用本田Earth Dreams Technology(地球梦科技)的全新技术,可与豪车的动力水准相媲美;再加上本田独自开发的8速双离合变速器(8DCT),堪称史上最强中高级车动力组合。在为消费者提供高标准的运动操控感同时更兼具高水准的燃油经济性。

此外,全新思铂睿配置多项FUNTEC前瞻科技:在搭载平视显示系统(HUD)、增强型智能屏互联系统(DA+)等多项极具未来感、科技范智能配置的同时,也装备了包括预碰撞警示系统(FCW)、交通标识智能识别系统(TSR)、车道偏移预警系统(LDW)、盲点显示系统(LWC)在内的全方位智能安全辅助系统,力求打造最安全的中高级车。

紧凑型SUV市场新锐之作,XR-V 概念车中国首发

东风Honda另一重头戏是全新紧凑型SUV概念车的亮相,并公布名字XR-V。

XR-V融合本田最新设计理念,拥有时尚且质感的外观和内饰,1.8L全系标配全景天窗,极具新锐风范,(4275×1770×1605)mm的车身尺寸和2610mm的超长轴距打造出超越同级别SUV的舒适空间;动力方面,车型搭载1.5L和1.8L两种排量的发动机,拥有媲美运动型轿车的驾驶乐趣;科技配置方面,搭载DA智能屏互联系统、I/S发动机节能自动启停、ECON智能化绿色节能辅助系统、VSA车辆稳定辅助系统、EPB电子驻车制动系统等。全新XR-V汇聚Honda全球最尖端的FUNTEC技术,并从舒适、安全、环保等几个方面完美诠释了这一卓越科技结晶,颠覆了以往人们对于紧凑型SUV的印象与理解,是一款名符其实的新锐时尚SUV。

XR-V是东风Honda又一款SUV力作,也是东风Honda继杰德之后的又一款洞察中国年轻群体需求而开发的专用车型,继承CR-V精于城市驾趣的精髓,旨在为乐于好动、喜欢玩乐的城市年轻群体提供全新的汽车生活体验。此外,XR-V还将沿承并巩固东风Honda在SUV领域的优良口碑,引领紧凑型SUV新的消费潮流。

两款不同细分市场的重磅新车型同时发布,开业界之先河,传递出东风Honda面向下半年乃至2015年发出的最强音。这不仅宣告东风Honda新的产品格局成型,也宣告东风Honda中期事业计划初期规划进入关键的突破跨越期。经过精心的筹备,以两款重磅车型同时亮相及上市为新起跳点,东风Honda面向更高销量目标的决心更加坚决,企业新一轮发展大幕已经拉开,将对身处涅槃前夜的东风Honda带来强大的推动力,进一步强化年轻、时尚、活力的企业形象。

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Chengdu Dongfeng Honda Auto swords unsheathed - new Platinum Core production car debut compact SUV XR-V starting

August 29, 2014, the Chengdu International Auto Show officially kicked off. Dongfeng Honda for the first time together and two heavy vehicles, all-round display to the media and consumers Dongfeng Honda changed the pattern of creating strength and confidence. Including senior flagship product - the new Platinum Core production car for the first time to meet with you, show FUNTEC leading technology focused charm. Meanwhile, Dongfeng Honda force market segments again, following the urban SUV CR-V after the leader, the new compact SUV concept car for the first time released and announced the model name XR-V.

For breaking the senior auto, the new Platinum Core production car debut

Dongfeng Honda's first designed specifically for Chinese consumers flagship models, but also for the high-class car market for the Bureau of breaking, the new Platinum Core comprehensive transformation Upgrade: Power revolutionary change, forward-looking technology innovation, is to raise the overall body size, build a sense of the value of B + class cars. It will lead the development of revolutionary technology strength mainstream senior car direction and force a breakthrough product for the existing market structure to form a strong impact.

As a representative for FUNTEC top technology, the new Platinum Core for the first time equipped with a 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (8DCT) + gold power portfolio 2.4L direct injection engine, the 2.4L direct injection engine applications Honda Earth Dreams Technology (Earth Dreams Technology ) of new technology, can be comparable with the power level luxury cars; coupled with Honda originally developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (8DCT), called the history of the strongest senior car power combinations. To provide consumers with a high standard of handling both the sense of movement but also a high level of fuel economy.

In addition, the new Platinum Core configure many FUNTEC forward-looking technology: In carrying Head-Up Display (HUD), Enhanced smart screen interconnected system (DA +) and a number of very futuristic, science Fan intelligent configuration, but also equipment, including pre-crash warning system (FCW), intelligent traffic sign recognition system (TSR), lane deviation warning system (LDW), Blind Spot Display System (LWC), including a full range of intelligent safety support system, and strive to create the most secure senior car.

For cutting-edge of the compact SUV market, XR-V concept car China debut

Dongfeng Honda is another highlight of the new compact SUV concept car unveiled and announced the name of XR-V.

Honda XR-V fusion of the latest design concept, with stylish and textured exterior and interior, 1.8L whole system comes standard with a panoramic sunroof, very cutting-edge style, (4275 × 1770 × 1605) mm body size and ultra long axis of 2610mm from SUV to create the same level of comfort beyond space; Power, models equipped with 1.5L and 1.8L displacement of two engines, with comparable sports car driving pleasure; technology configuration, equipped with intelligent screen DA interconnected system, I / S Engine energy-saving automatic start and stop, ECON intelligent green energy support system, VSA vehicle stability assist system, EPB electronic parking brake system. The new Honda XR-V brings together the world's most sophisticated FUNTEC technology, and from the comfort and safety aspects, environmental protection and other perfect interpretation of this remarkable technology crystallization overturn the people for a compact SUV impression and understanding, is a name In fact, cutting-edge fashion symbol SUV.

Dongfeng Honda XR-V is a masterpiece and a SUV, but also following the Jed Dongfeng Honda Insight after another a group of young Chinese demand and the development of specialized models, inherited the essence of CR-V specializes in city driving fun, and aims to be happy good move, like fun young urban groups to provide a new car experience. In addition, XR-V will be along for the consolidation of Dongfeng Honda and excellent reputation in the SUV field, leading the compact SUV new consumer trends.

Both heavy new models released simultaneously in different market segments, first of its kind, the strongest voice of Dongfeng Honda passed out for the second half of 2015 and even issued. This is not only a new product announcement Dongfeng Honda pattern forming, Dongfeng Honda also announced medium-term business plan to enter the critical early stages of planning to break across the period. After careful preparation, with two heavy vehicles simultaneously unveiled and listed off point for the new Dongfeng Honda's sales target for the determination of higher more resolute, a new round of development of enterprises curtain has been opened, will be living Nirvana's Eve Dongfeng Honda to bring a powerful impetus to further strengthen the young, stylish, vibrant corporate image.


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