Obviously Honda, together with its Huabei-based partner Dongfeng, is one of the automakers wanting to take advantage of the continuously expanding SUV/crossover segment in China.
The latest news want the Japanese company to have registered the UR-V moniker.
According to Autohome, it denotes a new Honda flagship SUV built specifically for the Chinese market. It will be officially presented in April, at the Beijing Auto Show, and go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2016.
The UR-V will be based on the Concept D concept that signaled the arrival of a brand new SUV when it was showcased at the Shanghai Auto Show last year.
Expected to be priced between 250,000 (for the base variant) and 425,000 yuan ($38,400 – $65,200 US dollars), it will allegedly be offered two powerplants: a naturally aspirated 2.4-litre and a turbocharged 2.0-litre, both mated to a 6-speed automatic.
Moreover, from the document it looks like Honda has also registered the WR-V and CDX names, with the latter destined for Acura’s variant of the HR-V that’ll break cover sometime in 2017 or 2018.