Remember the Honda SUV RS concept we saw exactly a year ago? Well, the concept has been promoted to being the second-generation WR-V, with prices in Indonesia starting at Rp. 271,900,000 (INR 14.25 lakh). The 2022 Honda WR-V is available in Indonesia in two flavors: E and RS, plus another RS with Honda Sensing.
|Variant||Rp (VIN Price)|
|WR-V 1.5L E||271,900,000|
|WR-V 1.5L RS||289,900,000|
|WR-V 1.5L RS with Honda Sensing||309,900,000|
The biggest difference between the first-gen and the second-gen model is, of course, the latter has a proper SUV styling as opposed to the older model’s jacked-up hatch looks—which is what it actually was anyway. The RS model we’re seeing here sports a bit more spicier look with LED headlights, dynamic turn signals, a sporty front grille, 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels, and black roof rails. The two-tone paint option (Ignite Red with black roof) is available only on the RS trim. In the Indonesian market, the new WR-V will directly compete against the Toyota Raize.
On the inside, again, the RS model has been spiced up with red accents and contrast stitching. As for the other features, you got a 4.2-inch MID, a 7-inch touchscreen, 6 speakers, auto AC, seats upholstered in a combo of leather & fabric, and basic safety stuff such as 4 airbags, ABS + EBD + BA, hill-start assist and vehicle stability assist. If you opt for the Honda Sensing variant, you get automatic headlights, 6 airbags, USB power outlets, and ADAS such as Collision Mitigation Brake System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Honda LaneWatch, Lead Car Departure Notification System, Road Departure Mitigation, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Powering the 2022 Honda WR-V is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine with 89 kW (121 metric hp) and 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is coupled with a CVT that drives the front wheels. No, there’s no AWD option (yet).