All new Honda U-RV

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So far this is for the Chinese market only.
Which is just fine.
Unlike the new Mazda CX-4, I think this should stay as far from us as possible.

It is supposed to slot between the CR-V and the Pilot.
Engines are rumored to be the usual 2.4 Liter or a 2.0 Liter Turbo.
It is pretty much the production version of the Concept D introduced last year in Shanghai.

This is yet another example of Japanese design gone horribly wrong. Again, after years of being labeled as “boring”, they are now diving deeply into the “Vulgar”, “Overdesigned” and “Should not exist”.
The sad part is that I think there is probably room for this in Honda’s US “SUV Hungry” lineup.

No matter how ugly the production model is, it can never compete with the true nightmare that Concept D was.
The U-RV looks like a playboy playmate next to this monster.

For once, toning down was a good thing. Almost…

Conversation 13 comments

  1. Everybody made fun of the BMW x6. Now everybody is copying it. I think they were smarter when they made fun of it.

  2. The current CRV is a dud, honda has released a teaser drawing of the next crv already…. a weak child like drawing. Why? because it's not actually ready and dealers are whining because they are tired of the current CRV. The Current Nissan Rogue dominates this segment and has been next to impossible for us to sell against. Even though Nissan Head office management, I hear in both US and Canada is horrible. The senior boss Christian Meaunier is a Tyrant and very poor to work under.
    Nissan wonders then why dealers rate the nissan management low and poor. Product great, company pushes dealer body wayyyyy too hard and rudely.

  3. What's with the Buick-like ventiports on the Honda UR-V? Is Honda trying to fool the Chinese public?

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