Honda Indonesia is gearing up for the debut of a new small SUV on November 2. The all-new model will most likely adopt the WR-V nameplate, as the production version of the Honda SUV RS concept from last year.
The teaser reveals the profile of the SUV that looks very similar to the concept, albeit with a few toned-down features. The LED headlights and taillights are slightly larger, and the rear windscreen is less inclined. Still, the production model retains the duo-tone treatment with a black-painted roof and mirrors, and the characteristic window line. We also expect the plastic cladding around the wheel arches and on the lower part of the body to be carried over, alongside the skid plates for an adventurous look.
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Initially, we thought that the production version of the RS SUV would be called ZR-V, but Honda opted for the WR-V name, better suited to describe the smallest member of its SUV range. This likely means that it will replace the current Honda WR-V that was introduced in Brazil back in 2016.
Like its predecessor, the new WR-V will slot below the HR-V. The company hasn’t revealed much about the underpinnings of the new model but we expect it to share several components with the seven-seater BR-V that’s already available in Indonesia. Locally, it could be offered with the 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine producing 119 hp (89 kW / 121 PS), mated to a CVT gearbox. We should also expect a hybrid version for other markets.
We will learn more about the new Honda WR-V in a couple of days. In Indonesia, the model will compete with other small SUVs including the Toyota Raize, Daihatsu Rocky, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, and Kia Stonic.