The W stands for Well Done!
Continuing down the alphabet and sticking to their naming pattern, Honda has released a new soft-roader named the WR-V. A sibling to the BR-V, HR-V and CR-V, this new Honda family member is very similar to its Jazz sibling as they both share a platform. Let’s go find out what sets it apart.
This entry-level SUV is marketed towards the city-loving family. It is spacious and practical to accommodate all but also falls in the affordable sector to accommodate your wallet. It’s fresh and trendy and we can’t wait to see what it will bring to the South African market.
It is, without a doubt, part of the Honda family with a chrome strip running through the Honda badge that melts into the upswept headlights. The window line is quite steep and flows into signature C-shaped taillights that makes the rear of his vehicle extremely distinctive and instantly recognizable if you stop behind it at a traffic light. These unique taillights are also in the direct eye line if you are behind it and this is thanks to its 16-inch alloys which provide this SUV with good ground clearance for the city- 177-millimetres to be exact.
The interior of the WR-V does some impressing with excellent practicality and versatility. It is extremely spacious and can accommodate the entire family comfortably in the front and the back with a 363-litre boot (881-litres when the rear seats are folded) although the show stopper is the ‘Magic Seat’ feature also to be founded in the Jazz. This nifty feature allows the rear seats to fold in many different positions to offer you flexibility when handling a load.
Fitted with a 5 or 7-inch infotainment system, you are sure to get the best driving experience considering the WR-V has all the latest technology and features. To ensure that the experience is in utmost comfort, Honda has equipped the WR-V with features such as automatic air conditioning, electric windows and much more! There is ABS, EBD, four rear parking sensors, airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchorage to ensure safety.
The WR-V is easy to pilot thanks to responsive steering and a 5-speed transmission. It is fitted with a 1.2-litre engine that can produce 66kW of power and 110Nm of torque and although it can quickly run out of a puff (maybe because it can carry the entire family), the WR-V is still a dependable vehicle with plenty going for it. It has a claimed fuel consumption of 6.4-litres per 100km (which can be accredited to the smaller than average engine) but this number is expected to increase when you carry a full load.
Where to find it
If this well-grounded WR-V has caught your interest, visit www.honda.co.za to learn more about it today!
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Journalist: Desh Bechan
Transcriber: Nita Stadler