The debut of the new Honda compact SUV very soon

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Honda had presented the RS SUV concept at the GIIAS 2022 (Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show). The new compact SUV is rumored to be called the new Honda WR-V and will go on sale in Indonesia first. Honda claims that the presentation tour of its camouflaged car in various cities in Indonesia is over. Additionally, test drives for the SUV also ended in early September 2022.

Honda posted a teaser ad on the toll road area, suggesting the launch could happen very soon. The SUV was colored red with a black roof, similar to that used in the latest HR-V RS.

The new Honda SUV will be nearly 4.2 meters long and have a similar wheelbase to the new City sedan. It would be based on the Amaze platform, which is very similar to the city platform. The new SUV is expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine which also powers the City sedan.

The production version of the Honda RS SUV will also come with a 1.5L Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder engine mated to two electric motors. Combined usable power and torque is 126PS and 253Nm. Similar to the City hybrid, the RS SUV hybrid could feature a single fixed gear ratio and offer 3 drive modes – petrol only, electric and hybrid .

The new Honda RS SUV is likely to share styling cues from larger Honda SUVs, including the HR-V. It will be a 5-seater SUV and will sit under the new BR-V in Indonesia. The SUV gets angular wraparound headlights, a chrome bar above the mesh grille, a simple bumper with a large air dam and a fake skid plate. The new model comes with a coupe-like SUV design, featuring a tapered roofline and an angularly shaped tailgate. The SUV features thick body cladding, a prominent shoulder line and large alloy wheels. At the rear, the concept had a slim, horizontally positioned LED taillight connected by a faux light bar.

Honda has confirmed that the new compact SUV will be launched in our market in 2023. It is expected to be unveiled in January 2023, around the Auto Expo. The new model will be based on the Amaze sedan. It will likely be less than 4 meters long and rival the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza and others. Honda could bring the RS Concept-based SUV to our market; however, Honda engineers will have to make some modifications to keep this SUV under 4 meters.

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Honda’s new compact SUV debuts very soon – 1st teaser




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