Honda Motor Southern Africa is increasing its vary within the more and more in style compact SUV phase with the launch of the all-new WR-V – an thrilling new addition to its South African line-up that builds on the model’s established and extremely regarded pedigree within the SUV market.
Garnering inspiration from two of its best-selling siblings — the Jazz and BR-V — the all-new WR-V exudes a classy character with its daring exterior design.
The WR-V is an entry-level SUV providing for shoppers in search of a seamless mixture of favor, practicality and flexibility. The tech-savvy WR-V additionally boasts an abundance of security, comfort, and connectivity options throughout the two-model vary, making for an exceptionally snug and fulfilling driving expertise.
Honda WR-V to enchantment to entry-level SUV consumers
“The WR-V makes its debut within the entry-level SUV phase, which is the fastest-growing and best phase of the market,” stated Yuishi Fukuda, president of Honda Motor Southern Africa.
“We intention to develop our footprint on this essential sector with an increasing vary of thrilling new SUV fashions, through which the WR-V might be a key new participant,” Fukuda stated.
“The WR-V retains all of Honda’s confirmed attributes by way of unrivalled high quality, sturdiness and reliability, whereas interesting to a brand new vary of consumers within the compact SUV class.”
Dinesh Govender, Honda GM of Vehicles and Company, provides: “Inside our current line-up, the WR-V is positioned under the HR-V and alongside the BR-V to change into our most reasonably priced five-seater compact SUV thus far.”
WR-V exterior design: Compact but assured
The outside design of the All-New WR-V reveals a compact but assured visage, uniquely separating it from different mainstream choices out there. Whereas immediately recognisable as a member of the Honda household, the brand new WR-V options daring, distinctive styling and a sporty, agile look.
The front-end therapy options an expressive, daring headlight design complemented by distinctive LED daytime working lights, which body Honda’s signature wing face.
The Magnificence mannequin is supplied with LED projector headlamps and LED fog lights over the Consolation mannequin’s Halogen Projectors and fog lights, each of that are modern, exact and practical.
The tidy rear-end therapy is dominated by the big C-shape LED tail gentle clusters, a tailgate that opens all the way in which all the way down to bumper degree to supply easy loading, and rear trim completed in contrasting charcoal and alloy to underscore the WR-V’s succesful character.
The raised stance and broad tracks of the WR-V additional replicate a rugged angle typical of a SUV whereas the hanging 16-inch alloy wheels and slim roof rails add a cultured contact.
INTELLIGENT PACKAGING AND PRACTICALITY
Regardless of its compact footprint, the WR-V seems to be and feels spacious inside. The inside execution focuses on clever packaging to ship a spacious entrance and rear cabin which comfortably seats 5 passengers. The WRV doesn’t compromise on baggage capability both, providing a beneficiant 363 litres with the rear seats up, and a formidable 881 litres with the rear seats folded flat.
Higher but, the WR-V additionally incorporates Honda’s ingenious “Magic Seat” system borrowed from the favored Honda Jazz and HR-V. The Magic Seats may be configured in a number of alternative ways to accommodate quite a lot of tall and lengthy objects.
In Tall Mode, the Magic Seats make it straightforward to accommodate upright objects, permitting a floor-to-roof house of greater than 1.2m. On this configuration, two mountain bikes with their entrance wheels eliminated may be transported upright concurrently.
Lengthy Mode permits for extended-length objects as much as 2.4m, reminiscent of stepladders and surfboards, to be transported with ease by folding each rear seats and the entrance passenger seat flat.
INTERIOR COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
Each fashions characteristic a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with audio controls. The Magnificence mannequin beneficial properties leather-based finishes for the gearshift knob and steering wheel which continues the elegant theme of the inside setting.
Shared with the favored Jazz, the instrument panel of the newcomer is intuitive and ergonomic, that includes a trio of clear, round dials with blue backlighting. Each fashions characteristic automated air-conditioning with intuitive touch-panel controls in addition to entrance and rear electrical home windows.
By way of infotainment, the Consolation mannequin is supplied with a user-friendly five-inch LCD audio system that includes Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free telephony and audio streaming, USB connectivity and 4 loudspeakers.
The Magnificence mannequin has a neatly included seven-inch touchscreen show audio system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto performance.
Each fashions profit from rear parking sensors whereas the Magnificence beneficial properties an built-in reverse parking digicam which gives added comfort when manoeuvring the car out and in of tight areas.
ENGINE, TRANSMISSION AND SUSPENSION
Gasoline economic system has change into an more and more necessary consideration for a lot of shoppers who’re out there for an entry-level car. As such, the All-new Honda WR-V is powered by a sophisticated and dependable 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which employs Honda’s i-VTEC clever valve timing administration system, guaranteeing an optimum stability of efficiency and gas effectivity.
Most energy output is rated at 66kW, reached at 6 000 r/min, mixed with a peak torque output of 110 Nm at 4 800 r/min. Each fashions are outfitted with a quick-shifting five-speed handbook gearbox and are able to a mixed cycle gas consumption determine of simply 6.4 litres/100km.
Below the pores and skin, a extremely inflexible construction using a big proportion of high-tensile metal creates a stiff platform for the unbiased, MacPherson strut-based entrance suspension, and torsion beam rear set-up. The chassis has been designed to supply assured dealing with and a refined journey, whereas the electrically assisted energy steering delivers easy, crisp steering response.
HONDA WR-V BIG ON SAFETY
As one would count on from a Honda, the WR-V comes normal with an abundance of security options together with six SRS airbags – comprising twin entrance, aspect affect and aspect curtain airbags – for each the Consolation and Magnificence fashions.
Extra options embody entrance seatbelt pretensioners, ISOFIX youngster seat anchors in addition to an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Digital Brake-Power Distribution (EBD), permitting for safer and simpler car management throughout emergency braking and when navigating unfavourable highway circumstances.
The WR-V has been designed with Honda’s Superior Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique construction which permits for the even distribution and redirection of collision vitality away from the passenger compartment, whereas on the identical time minimising harm to different impacted autos.
MODEL SPECIFICATIONS AND COLOUR LINE-UP
The Honda WR-V vary includes two fashions, the Consolation and Magnificence, each using the identical 1.2-litre powertrain and five-speed handbook transmission.
The color line-up for the brand new WR-V features a new Platinum White (Pearl), Radiant Pink (Metallic), Lunar Silver (Metallic) and Fashionable Metal (Metallic).
- WR-V 1.2 Consolation MT R289 900
- WR-V 1.2 Magnificence MT R319 900