Japan may be home to some of the quirkiest tech like push-notification glasses and even walking fridges, but here's a fresh twist - it's just about to get a taste of India's savvy engineering with the arrival of the Honda WR-V.
This nifty B-SUV slides right under the Vezel in Honda's lineup, bringing a budget-friendly breath of fresh air to the streets of Japan.
This newcomer is a dead ringer for the Elevate model back in India, and it's ready to make some waves as the first Indian Honda to roll onto Japanese shores. With a more assertive stance and a boxier build, it's like the WR-V has put on its best suit to impress its new neighbors.
It's a tad shorter and a smidge taller than the Vezel, giving it a personality of its own. Inside, the WR-V is unpretentious with its glossy black touches and comfy gray seats, but don't let that fool you - there's plenty of room to stretch out and stash your gear in the boot.
Honda's packed in all the essentials, including their Honda Sensing suite for those who like their rides with a side of smart. It may not boast the biggest infotainment screen in town, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with charm and ease.
Birthed in Honda’s R&D hub in Thailand and put together with care in Rajasthan, the WR-V shares its DNA with the Honda City, sporting a zippy 1.5-liter engine that's all about getting you where you need to go with a smile.
Spring 2024 is when the magic happens - the WR-V will be hitting the dealers, and with price tags waving between $13,240 and $16,550, it's going to be a sweet deal, especially compared to its fancier cousin, the Vezel. And for those who like a dash of flair, Honda's rolling out a whole wardrobe of accessories to dress up your WR-V. Get ready, Japan, the WR-V is about to add some Indian spice to your B-SUV lineup!