Honda had launched the second-gen WR-V in Indonesia last year in November 2022, and boasts a sporty design that is also expected to launch in India later this year. Here is everything about the Honda’s compact SUV, WR-V, that you should probably know!
Honda WR-V – What you need to know
At the front it has chrome-mesh grille with RS badging on it, and wrap-around LED headlamps with the LED DRLs inside. The bumpers are finished in faux silver skid plate and it has cuts on the bonnets for sportiness. From the side, it has cuts on the body, and non-functional roof rails on top. At the rear side, it has opposite L-shaped taillamps with roof spoiler. The interiors of the WR-V looks or will remind you of the Honda Amaze as it’s got red stitching on the seats for the sporting appeal since it has RS variant on offer.
The 2nd Gen WR-V measures 4,060mm in length, 1,608mm in width, and 1,780mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,485mm, and ground clearance of 220mm. The WR-V shares its design with the HR-V and CR-V that is sold in other international markets such as USA for example. In India, the WR-V is a sub 4m SUV and the Honda has to slightly redesign the SUV to fit the design, and everything under 4 meter.
|Honda WR-V 2nd-Gen (2023)||Honda WR-V (2021)|
|Engine||1.5-litre petrol||1.2-litre petrol||1.5-litre turbo petrol|
|Power||119.34 bhp||88.76 bhp||98.63 bhp|
|Torque||145 Nm||110 Nm||200 Nm|
|Transmission Type||CVT||5-speed MT, CVT||5-speed MT|
The discontinued WR-V had two powertrains – Petrol and Turbo Diesel. The WR-V was powered by the 1.2-litre petrol engine that puts out 88.76 bhp and 110 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual and CVT Gearbox. Then there was the 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine which produced 98.63 bhp and 200 Nm of torque mated to 5-speed Manual Gearbox. The 2nd-Gen WR-V will be borrowing the petrol engine from the City (5th Gen) which is the 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 119.34 bhp and 145 Nm of torque mated to a CVT Gearbox.
The 2nd-Gen Honda WR-V has features like 7-inch infotainment system with Apple Carplay/Android Auto, single-pane sunroof, keyless entry, cruise control, automatic climate control, height adjustable driver seat, 16-inch alloy wheels, reverse-parking camera with rear parking sensors, six airbags, ABS with EBD, and lane watch camera.
As for the pricing, Honda is expected to price the WR-V Compact SUV at Rs. 8 lakh and launch it before the end of this year. Once it launches it’ll rival the it’ll rival the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Maruti Fronx, Maruti Brezza, Nissan Magnite, Mahindra XUV300, and Renault Kiger.