Honda Indonesia has whipped the wraps off the box-fresh WR-V. Here’s what we know so far about the latest iteration of the firm’s small crossover…



Regarding exterior styling, the all-new WR-V seems to be a significant step up from its forebear, with the next generation sporting more SUV-like design cues. Overseas, a duo of wheel sizes, 16 and 17 inches, are available depending on the model. Speaking of the models, the mid-spec variant features LED headlamps and daytime-running lights. The range-topping derivative upgrades to automatic units. The new WR-V measures 4 060 mm in length, 1 780 mm in width and 1 608 mm in height. The wheelbase measures 2 485 mm. 



In Indonesia, all models ship with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The entry-level model’s set-up is linked with a four-speaker sound system, while the mid-tier and top-spec derivatives upgrade to six speakers. A reverse-view camera with a multi-angle view is included. Mid- and top-tier models sport automatic air conditioning. The pinnacle model further features Honda’s ‘SENSING’ safety system and ‘LaneWatch’.  


One engine option is employed across the range. This is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-pot producing 89 kW and 145 Nm of torque, available from 6 600 r/min and 4 300 r/min, respectively. The powertrain is coupled with a CVT. 

Honda South Africa has yet to announce when or whether the new WR-V will make its way to SA shores and what the local spec will be. Be sure to keep an eye on APEX for updates on the new WR-V…