December 9, 2022
Honda Civic 2023

delay hybrid Civic until 2023; Honda has three more news for Brazil

The Honda It moved its launch calendar to 2023, the year in which it will complete a complete replenishment of its portfolio offered in Brazil.

Among some of the significant changes is the new generation Honda Civic, which, until then, It has been confirmed to reach the Brazilian market this quarterIts release has been rescheduled to January 2023.

The completely updated sedan will arrive in Brazil imported from Thailand in a single version, only with hybrid e:HEV mechanics. The Technical Kit is efficient and capable of delivering 183 hp and 30 kg/m of torque in the Asian country, numbers that may change when the vehicle is properly prepared to run on our fuel.

We still don’t know if Honda will invest in a potential improvement so that its hybrid mechanics can accept ethanol, as is the case with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid produced in Brazil. However, this is unlikely to happen, especially given the fact that the electrified models that Honda will sell in Brazil will be imported.

Officially, Honda expects to introduce the hybrid Civic here.”Extensive list of safety and driver assistance technologies‘, as well as myHonda Connect, the brand’s connected vehicle platform.

Honda Civic 2023
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Another novelty that was confirmed to debut here during the first half of 2023 will be Civic type RThe sporty, top-of-the-line configuration in the Civic range. The model will make, here in Brazil, an interesting dispute with GR Corollaits direct competitor to Toyota.

In the US, where it has already been fully revealed, the Civic Type R has 319 hp (315 hp) and 42.8 kgf/m of torque, with the engine working in tandem with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Possibly, with the 2.0 turbo flat, the power and torque data may rise cautiously due to the mandatory presence of ethanol in gasoline sold in Brazil.

Honda Civic Type R 2023
Honda Civic Type R 2023
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With the second half of 2023 leaving, Honda is preparing to debut two significant SUVs in Brazil.

One of them will be the latest generation of CR-V, which will also arrive in the country using only hybrid mechanics e:HEV. In the US, the model has 206 hp and 34.1 kgf/m of torque, and because it is a mid-size SUV, it is distinguished by its large interior space and comfort for passengers, as well as a luggage compartment with a large luggage capacity.

Honda CR-V 2023
Honda CR-V 2023
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Finally, Honda will also enter the mid-size SUV segment with the ZR-V, which will arrive in Brazil imported from Mexico.

The model offers a wheelbase (2.65 m) and a width (1.84 m) equivalent to what we see in the Toyota Corolla cross, but the ZR-V is longer in length, reaching 4.56 m against the 4.46 m competitor produced in Sorocaba (SP).

Depending on the origin, the Mexican ZR-V could land in Brazil with 2.0 16V propulsion that gets sucked up under the hood.

Honda ZR-V 2023
Honda ZR-V 2023
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By its location between HR-V and CR-V, we can conclude that the ZR-V will arrive in the country at an initial price of about R$ 185,000, with the top-of-the-line (Touring) version of the HR-V currently located in Itirapina (SP). ).

Taking into account its non-electric only catalogs (XR, XRE and GR-Sport), the price of Toyota Corolla Cross is currently between R$158,790 and R$191,690.

Honda ZR-V 2023
Honda ZR-V debuts in its custom configuration for Brazil
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