Honda to introduce full-size crossover in Beijing
Honda will travel to the biennial Beijing Auto Show to introduce a full-size crossover developed for the Chinese market.
Tentatively called UR-V, the crossover will be a toned-down version of the Concept D (pictured) that was shown during last year’s Shanghai show. The production model’s front end will be tweaked to incorporate styling cues borrowed from Honda’s latest design language, but the pronounced wheel arches and the fast-sloping roof line are expected to make the jump from concept to production with only minor modifications.
Positioned above the CR-V, the UR-V will be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and a naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter four borrowed from its smaller sibling. Both two- and four-wheel drive variants will be available.
Stay tuned, Honda will unveil the production version of the Concept D online in the coming weeks, and we’ll be on location to bring you live images of it straight from the show floor in Beijing starting on April 25th. Production will take place in China. At the time of writing, it doesn’t sound like Honda’s next crossover will be sold in the United States or in Europe.
Photos by Ronan Glon.