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Honda WR-V – The all-new compact SUV

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Honda has unveiled an all-new SUV which will be available in South Africa – the WR-V.

The Honda WR-V is inspired by the company’s Jazz and BR-V, and comes in at under R300,000 for the Comfort model.

The higher-end Elegance model then retails for just under R320,000.

“The WR-V is an entry-level SUV offering for consumers seeking a seamless combination of style, practicality, and versatility,” said Honda.

It added that the SUV will also include a wide range of safety, convenience, and connectivity features.

Compact SUVs taking off

Honda said the WR-V has been launched in response to a big growth in the “entry SUV” segment in the local market.

Almost 18% of new passenger cars in South Africa fall into this segment and over 50,000 units a year are being sold.

“We aim to grow our footprint in this crucial sector with an expanding range of exciting new SUV models, in which the WR-V will be a key new player,” said Honda.

Looking at the WR-V in more detail, the car features a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine which employs Honda’s i-VTEC system.

This produces 66kW and 110Nm of torque, and is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Overall fuel consumption is measured at 6.4l/100km.

Styling and features

The WR-V features a range of elements as standard on both models, including LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, a tailgate that opens all the way to bumper level, seating for five people, airbags, and ABS with EBD.

Storage capacity in the rear is rated at 363 litres – and can expand to 881 litres with the rear seats folded flat.

A multifunction steering wheel with audio controls awaits the driver, along with automatic air-conditioning and touch-panel controls on the centre console.

Additionally, the Comfort model is equipped with a 5-inch LCD audio system featuring Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The Elegance model receives a 7-inch touchscreen display audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, said Honda.

The Elegance then gains a host of extras, which include a reverse parking camera, cruise control, smart keyless entry, and a push button start.

South African pricing

Local pricing for the Honda WR-V is listed below.

  • WR-V 1.2 Comfort MT – R289,900
  • WR-V 1.2 Elegance MT – R319,900

The SUV comes with a 5-year/200,000km warranty and a 4-year/60,000km service plan – with service intervals every 15,000km.

Three years of AA Roadside Assistance service is also included in the purchase price.

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