Japan has welcomed the Honda WR-V, however this isn’t the identical one that’s presently being bought in Malaysia. As an alternative, the Winsome Runabout Automobile (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 value that begins from the low two million yen (RM62,084) and can be out there in three variants, specifically X, Z and Z+. Clients there will even have 5 colors to select from, together with a spread of non-compulsory equipment bought by Honda Entry.
The Japanese carmaker is just offering preliminary particulars for now, with extra set to be introduced subsequent month. Based mostly on the out there 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 seemingly be paired with a CVT to drive the entrance wheels.
This setup is similar to the one on the Elevate, though the India-spec SUV can be provided with a six-speed guide. 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 can be provided 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 holding help, adaptive cruise management, lead automotive departure notification, visitors signal recognition, automated excessive beam and parking sensors.
When you’re questioning how the Japan-spec WR-V stacks up when it comes to measurement in comparison with our WR-V, the previous measures 4,312 mm lengthy, 1,790 mm large, 1,650 mm tall and has a wheelbase spanning 2,650 mm.
The WR-V now we have right here is smaller at 4,060 mm lengthy, 1,780 mm large, 1,576 mm tall and with a wheelbase of two,485 mm. Boot house can be in favour of the Japan-spec WR-V, which gives 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 analogous in spec to the Elevate, with options equivalent to a touchscreen head unit, automated air-conditioning with rear vents, cloth seat upholstery and a seven-inch multi-info show.
With a value that begins from the low two million yen (RM62,084), the Japan-spec WR-V isn’t cheaper than the model’s kei automobiles and even the Match (also called the Jazz), and can seemingly slot in beneath 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 customary on three of the 4 out there variants. What do you consider the Japan-spec WR-V? Do you like it to the model now we have right here?
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