Honda UR-V spyshots 1-4

Following Honda’s trademark filings for the ‘UR-V’ nameplate in China, the upcoming SUV has now been leaked virtually undisguised by Sohu. The UR-V is built specifically for the Chinese market by the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture, and is expected to debut at this year’s Beijing Motor Show.

So how does the UR-V look when compared to the vehicle that previewed it, the Concept D? Well, the front fascia shares very little in common with the Auto Shanghai concept, and appears more conventional in looks, as expected.

Appearing Civic-like, the UR-V sports LED headlamps in a similar design, flanking a large chrome trim piece running across the front grille. The lengthy positioning light bar of the concept is omitted here. Similarly, the large fake intakes and sculpted bumper is not seen on the production UR-V. In its place are smaller fog lamp enclosures with what appears to be an array of LEDs fitted within them.

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Moving down the vehicle’s side however, certain elements of the concept are transferred over. Maintaining an almost identical profile, the slat holes located in front of the A-pillars are still here as well.

Even the silver-painted exterior trim piece at the bottom of the doors have been adopted from the concept as well. Elsewhere, the thin side mirrors are replaced, and include a Honda LaneWatch camera (on the right one), a sign of Honda’s Sensing safety suite?

The spyshots here do not include a shot of the UR-V’s rear. However, expect the heavily-sculpted rear bumper of the Concept D to be replaced with something a little “softer”, along with new tail lamps as well, similar to the overhaul that takes place at the front.

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For power, a report by autohome claims that the UR-V will be motivated by 2.4 and 2.0 litre petrol engines, with drive being directed to the front wheels (all-wheel drive optional) via a six-speed automatic transmission.

The publication adds that the UR-V will be priced between 250,000 yuan (RM150,035) and 425,000 yuan (RM252,059). Unfortunately, the SUV is exclusive to the Chinese market. Nonetheless, what do you think of the production Honda UR-V’s looks?