Details of the new Honda WR-V compact crossover in 10 images

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In India, the Honda WR-V is an aging subcompact SUV model that is expected to be discontinued soon. However, his replacement, the WR-V 2022has been unveiled for the Indonesian market and may be offered in India in the future.

Zoom on the SUV in ten images.

Up front, the WR-V looks a bit like the Indian spec amaze, but features more premium touches such as a sportier chrome grille and skid plate. It also has LED fog lights, sequential turn signals and 17-inch wheels.

The WR-V is built on the Amaze platform, unlike its predecessor which shared the basics with the Honda Jazz. While the old model looked like a hatchback on stilts, the new WR-V design is more SUV-like with its large windows, straight body lines and straight front styling.

At the rear, the SUV features clean-looking split taillights with LED lightbar elements.

Inside, the WR-V has a stylish cabin with comfortable leather seats with adjustable front and rear head restraints.

The dash closely resembles the Amaze’s dash, but features premium touches such as color-contrast trim, new climate control gear and stitching on the passenger-side dash panel.

The WR-V features a seven-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity, paired with a six-speaker audio system. Similar to the Indian-spec City, the WR-V features a lane monitoring camera that displays the left-side camera feed on the touchscreen when you turn on the left turn signal.

Other safety features include a multi-angle rear view camera, six airbags, hill start assist and ESC.

Notably, the Indonesian-spec WR-V gets Honda Sensing, the automaker’s driver assistance suite offered in India’s hybrid City. It comes with features like forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, automatic high beam assist and adaptive cruise control.

The WR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine developing 121hp and 145Nm. It is mated to a single CVT automatic gearbox. In contrast, the Indian-spec WR-V only gets the 1.2-litre petrol engine that also powers the Amaze.

We would love to see the Honda WR-V make a comeback in India given its premium features, powerful engines and strong security suite. However, the automaker has not announced any such plans. Instead, a compact-sized SUV is on the cards for our country which should be revealed after mid-2023.

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