Honda launched the Honda WR-V in Jakarta on November 2, 2022. This latest product is Honda’s first model in the Small SUV segment in Indonesia, combining the distinctive character of Honda’s SUV that has performance and technology leading edge with a more compact design and a more sporty style.
The Honda WR-V was developed from the Honda SUV RS Concept which is a Compact SUV with a more sporty character typical of the RS variant from Honda. This concept has also previously been realized through the RS variant which was first present in an SUV model through the All New Honda HR-V which was launched in Indonesia in March 2022. The full implementation of this concept then came through the mass production model of the Honda WR-V which had been displayed with camouflage stickers at automotive exhibitions and roadshows in various regions in Indonesia, which has also been very enthusiastically received by consumers.
Prior to its launch, the Honda WR-V had gone through a series of consumer research and underwent tests on various road conditions in Indonesia. Based on the results of the study, Honda then designed a car that answers the needs of consumers in Indonesia, especially in the segment of young people and young families who want a compact SUV that is suitable for urban and sub-urban, has a stylish and sporty design, powerful performance and features. sophisticated.
In Indonesia, the Honda WR-V is here to complement the previously successful Honda SUV line with models such as the New Honda CR-V, All New Honda HR-V and All New Honda BR-V. As part of the Honda SUV line, the Honda WR-V is also equipped with characteristics that characterize other Honda SUVs such as high ground clearance, powerful engine performance, spacious cabin, and sophisticated technology. Moreover, the Honda WR-V is designed with a more sporty style and various advantages compared to other models in its class.
On the exterior side of the Honda WR-V, the dashing SUV character combines with a more sporty design. The front view of the Honda WR-V on this model comes with a front grille that carries a futuristic tesselated design and is equipped with modern headlights with sporty dark chrome accents. The Honda WR-V also comes with thin, sharp and long LED headlights so that it looks premium and provides clear visibility for the driver. This car is also equipped with a modern Sequential turn signal and makes the front appearance of this SUV look attractive.
The rear design of the car looks sophisticated and unique with the use of LED bars. The side view of the car looks sleek and sporty where the car body line is made extending starting from the headlights extending to the sides, body, and ending at the taillights. The rear door of the Honda WR-V is made unique by using a concept like a coupe where the door handle is located on the side of the window frame.
Honda WR-V has the highest ground clearance in its class with a height of 220mm so as to provide a sense of security when going through various road conditions. The Honda WR-V RS uses two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels that have sportier design elements to emphasize the character of the RS. While the Honda WR-V type E uses 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Honda WR-V offers a well-designed cockpit area to provide ample space for the driver. The Honda WR-V uses a combination of leather and fabric seats and is available in a leather center console box with armrests. A sporty and quality interior design blends to represent the character of a compact SUV. The Honda WR-V also has a 12V Power Outlet for easy connection and charging with two USB ports that can be connected to various devices.
The comfort of driving the Honda WR-V is also supported by a 4.2” Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Display screen on the dashboard to display various accurate information while driving, such as the Honda SENSING function, average fuel consumption, travel distance and remaining fuel, which are combined with audio display with 7” touch screen which has been equipped with various functions including Smartphone Connection and Hands-Free Telephone.
The proportions of the cabin of the Honda WR-V are slim, but can also provide a more comfortable and spacious room. Knee room is made wider, head space and leg room are made wider which is the largest in its class. The trunk space of this car can accommodate 380 liters offering a wider cargo space to carry a variety of goods for various activities. The cabin tightness of the Honda WR-V uses spray-dampening material and a closed panel structure around the car body panel area so as to produce a better level of silence, preventing dust and unpleasant odors from outside.
WRV has a seat back pocket storage compartment behind the front passenger seat and can be found also in the driver’s seat, there is also a total of 6 water bottle holders and a second-row seat that can be folded up to 40:60. The RS & RS type with Honda SENSING is also equipped with a Rear Seat Reminder, which is a voice and multi-information display warning to remind the driver to check the rear seat if there is something left behind before leaving the vehicle.
The Honda WR-V uses a 1.5 L i-VTEC DOHC inline 4-cylinder DBW, 16-valve engine that has a maximum power of 121 PS at 6,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm, which is the highest in its class. The Honda WR-V uses a CVT transmission with G-design shift technology that produces powerful acceleration performance and has an increased fuel efficiency of 4%.
The Honda WR-V is also equipped with first-in-class features such as the Walk-Away Auto Lock which functions to lock the door automatically a few moments after the driver has walked at least 2 meters or more from the car. The Honda WR-V is also equipped with features such as Remote Engine Start which functions to start the vehicle engine and air conditioning automatically before entering the vehicle.
The Honda WR-V is also equipped with Honda LaneWatch technology which gives the driver a wider view of the blind spot area. Smart Entry System to make it easier to enter the vehicle without using a key and Auto Foldable Side Door Mirror with LED Turning Signal where the mirror can close automatically when the car is locked.
The Honda WR-V has a rear camera that can show a top view, normal view (130°), or wide rear view (180°) when the transmission is in the Reverse position. There is an Auto Headlight feature on the Honda WR-V RS with Honda SENSING, which is a headlight that can turn on automatically when lighting conditions are low and when the car lock is open and turns off a few moments after the car is locked. In addition, this feature will turn on when the wiper is used several times and automatically turns off when the wiper is not used.
In terms of safety, the Honda WR-V is equipped with Honda SENSING’s advanced safety technology. This technology has previously been embedded in Honda cars such as the New Honda Accord, New Honda CR-V, All New Honda Civic RS, All New Honda HR-V, All New Honda BR-V, and Honda City Hatchback RS. Honda SENSING is a series of safety technologies that provide comprehensive protection for drivers and passengers by providing warnings to automatically take action to reduce the risk of accidents. Honda SENSING technology on the Honda WR-V includes:
Collision Mitigation Brake System TM is a system that helps when there is a possibility of a vehicle colliding with another vehicle or pedestrians detected in front. CMBS TM is designed to give a signal or warning when a potential collision may occur, and helps reduce vehicle speed to reduce the impact of an unavoidable collision.
Auto-High Beam (first in its class), this system intuitively uses headlights when lighting is minimal and there are no vehicles in front or in the opposite direction and switches to normal lights depending on road conditions. Lane Keeping Assist System (first in its class), assists the steering wheel to keep the vehicle in the detected lane and provides vibration and visuals if the vehicle is detected to be out of a lane.
Lead Car Departure Notification System (LCDN), a system that serves to inform the driver when the vehicle stops and the vehicle in front starts to move away.
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), serves to provide a warning and, if necessary, make automatic corrections to the steering wheel if the driver leaves the lane to return to the correct lane. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), helps maintain a stable vehicle speed and adjusts the distance behind the vehicle detected in front, helps reduce speed and stop the vehicle without having to press the brakes or the gas when the detected vehicle stops.
Honda WR-V is available in the following variants and prices:
· Honda WR-V Type E CVT at a price of Rp. 271.900.000*
· Honda WR-V Type RS CVT at a price of Rp. 289,900,000*
· Honda WR-V Type RS CVT with Honda SENSING at a price of Rp. 309.900.000*
* The price of VIN 2022 , Jakarta On the Road Price & First Car Ownership BBN , specifically for Two tone color, is subject to an additional IDR 2.5 million.
The Honda WR-V E CVT comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, halogen lamps, LED Fog Lights, Rear Combi Lights with LED Light Bars, Power Retractable Door Mirrors, Heat Rejecting Green Tinted Glass. The suspension system uses MacPherson Strut for the front and H-Shape Torsion Beam at the rear as well as a Tilt Steering Wheel steering system.
Then to support convenience, the Honda WR-V E CVT is equipped with 7″ Capacitive Touchscreen Display Audio, AM/FM Radio, Bluetooth, Hands-Free Telephone, Voice Command Switch, USB Player, Smartphone Connection, 4 Speakers and Digital A/C. Then the Honda WR-V E CVT is also equipped with 2 nd Row Power Outlet and Day/Night Rear View Mirror.
For safety features, the Honda WR-V E CVT is equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), ABS + EBD + BA, 4 Airbags (Dual Front SRS & Side), Hill Start Assist, Emergency Stop Signal, Brake Override System, ISOFIX & Tether, Pretensioner with Load Limiter Seat Belt and Parking Sensor at the back of the car. Honda WR-V Type E is also equipped with Smart Key, Remote Engine Start, Keyless Entry, Auto Lock System by Speed, Immobilizer and Alarm System. Honda WR-V type E comes with a variety of color choices ranging from Crystal Black Pearl, Meteoroid Gray Metallic, and Taffeta White.
The Honda WR-V RS CVT comes with all the features of the Honda WR-V Type E with the addition of Full LED Headlight Daytime Running Light, LED Sequential Turning Signal, Sporty Roof Garnish , and Stylish RS Aerokit. Then it is also equipped with Remote Engine Start, Auto A/C, 6 Speakers, Rear Seat Reminder and Walk Away Auto Lock. Then it is also equipped with Auto Foldable Door Mirror with LED Turning Signal, Meter Cluster with 4.2 “TFT Display.
The Honda WR-V RS CVT comes with a variety of color choices ranging from new colors, namely Stellar Diamond Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Meteoroid Gray Metallic and Ignite Red Metallic.
The highest variant of the Honda WR-V comes with Auto Headlight and all the features on the Honda WR-V equipped with 6 Airbags (Dual Front SRS, Side & Side Curtain), advanced Honda SENSING technology, Honda LaneWatch, TFT Meter with Honda SENSING information and system audio display with 7” touch screen which has been equipped with various functions including Smartphone Connection and also equipped with Hands-Free Telephone for driver convenience.
In 2021 sales of passenger cars sold 619 thousand units in retail in Indonesia, an increase of 51% compared to the previous year. The SUV segment achieved the highest sales with a total of 227,626 units where SUV sales in 2021 increased by 85% compared to the previous year. This is due to the distribution of the economy and infrastructure to various regions in Indonesia, thus creating a new automotive market where consumers want cars that are more in line with natural conditions and needs. In 2021, several newcomers in the S mall SUV segment began to appear and made a significant contribution to the S mall SUV segment. In the period January – A August 202 2 , the growth of S mall SUV increasingly showed a positive trend with an increase in sales of 90% compared to the same period in the previous year.