Japan has welcomed the Honda WR-V, however this isn’t the identical one that’s at present being offered in Malaysia. As an alternative, the Winsome Runabout Car (WR-V) over there’s a renamed model of the Elevate that was first revealed for India again in June this 12 months.
Set to reach in Japanese dealerships in spring 2024, the WR-V is estimated to have a worth that begins from the low two million yen (RM62,084) and might be accessible in three variants, particularly X, Z and Z+. Clients there can even have 5 colors to select from, together with a spread of optionally available equipment offered by Honda Entry.
The Japanese carmaker is just offering preliminary particulars for now, with extra set to be introduced subsequent month. Primarily based on the accessible info, all three variants of the WR-V are powered by a 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated inline-four i-VTEC petrol engine, which can probably be paired with a CVT to drive the entrance wheels.
This setup is an identical to the one on the Elevate, though the India-spec SUV can also be supplied with a six-speed handbook. The Elevate’s engine is rated at 121 PS (119 hp or 89 kW) and 145 Nm of torque, and these figures are additionally anticipated to use to the Japan-spec WR-V.
So far as tools goes, the WR-V might be supplied with Honda Join telematics in addition to Honda Sensing, the latter consisting of autonomous emergency braking, false begin prevention (entrance and rear), lane departure help, lane retaining help, adaptive cruise management, lead automotive departure notification, site visitors signal recognition, computerized excessive beam and parking sensors.
Should you’re questioning how the Japan-spec WR-V stacks up by way of measurement in comparison with our WR-V, the previous measures 4,312 mm lengthy, 1,790 mm vast, 1,650 mm tall and has a wheelbase spanning 2,650 mm.
The WR-V we have now right here is smaller at 4,060 mm lengthy, 1,780 mm vast, 1,576 mm tall and with a wheelbase of two,485 mm. Boot house can also be in favour of the Japan-spec WR-V, which affords 458 litres in comparison with our WR-V’s 380 litres.
Judging by the photographs on Honda Japan’s official web site, the WR-V is comparable in spec to the Elevate, with options similar to a touchscreen head unit, computerized air-conditioning with rear vents, material seat upholstery and a seven-inch multi-info show.
With a worth that begins from the low two million yen (RM62,084), the Japan-spec WR-V isn’t cheaper than the model’s kei vehicles and even the Match (also referred to as the Jazz), and can probably slot in under the Freed, Vezel (aka HR-V).
Our WR-V ranges from RM89,900 to RM107,900 on-the-road with out insurance coverage, with Honda Sensing coming normal on three of the 4 accessible variants. What do you consider the Japan-spec WR-V? Do you favor it to the model we have now right here?
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