Honda WR-V lands in South Africa

Honda expands SUV offering with launch of WR-V

Reuben Van Niekerk
Honda WR-V

Honda is joining the popular compact SUV segment with the launch of the all-new WR-V. With inspiration from its best-selling siblings, the Jazz and BR-V, the WR-V offers a trendy, exciting personality.


From the bold exterior design to the spacious and practical interior, the WR-V is an entry-level SUV offering for consumers seeking a seamless combination of style, practicality and versatility. The WR-V also boasts an abundance of safety, convenience and connectivity features across the two-model range.


Exterior design

The exterior design of the WR-V exhibits a compact yet confident visage, uniquely separating it from other mainstream offerings in the market while instantly recognisable as a member of the Honda family. A bold headlight design is complemented by distinctive LED daytime running lights, which frame Honda’s signature wing face. The short wide bonnet’s angle seamlessly integrates with the rake of the large windscreen, while slim A-pillars enhance the smooth, aerodynamic lines of the frontal design.


The tidy rear end is dominated by large C-shaped LED tail light clusters, a tailgate that opens all the way down to the bumper and rear trim finished in contrasting charcoal and alloy to underscore the WR-Vs capable character. The raised stance and wide tracks of the WR-V further reflect a rugged attitude typical of a SUV while the striking 16-inch alloy wheels and slim roof rails add a classy touch.


Intelligent packaging and practicality

Despite its compact dimensions, the WR-V looks and feels spacious inside. The interior execution focuses on intelligent packaging to deliver a spacious front and rear cabin, which comfortably seats five passengers. There have been no compromises in terms of luggage capacity as the WR-V boasts 363 litres with the seats up and 881 litres with the rear seats folded flat. The WR-V also incorporates Honda’s ingenious Magic Seat system, which can be configured in several different ways to accommodate a variety of tall and long objects.


Interior comfort and convenience

The interior is inviting and offers a host of comfort and convenience features aimed at making every journey enjoyable and effortless. The upholstery consists of high quality black fabric. Soft touch charcoal finishes emphasise the upmarket feel, while silver accents add a further air of sophistication. The instrument panel is intuitive and ergonomic, featuring a trio of clear, circular dials with blue backlighting.


Comfort models are equipped with a user-friendly five-inch LCD audio system while the Elegance model has a neatly incorporated seven-inch touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


What’s under the bonnet?

Fuel economy has become an increasingly important consideration for many consumers, as such the 1.2 litre four-cylinder petrol engine featuring Honda’s i-VTEC is perfect thanks to an optimum balance of power and efficiency. Boasting maximum power of 66 kW at 6 000rpm and 110Nm at 4 800rpm it offers zippy performance and is said to use just 6,4 litres per 100km. Both models are equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox.


Safety equipment

The WR-V comes standard with an abundance of safety features including six airbags on both models as well as seatbelt pretensioners, Isofix child seat anchors, ABS and EBD.



Honda WR-V 1.2 Comfort Manual               R289 900

Honda WR-V 1.2 Elegance Manual              R319 900