Honda WR-V to arrive in Malaysia soon; here’s what is on offer

Honda WR-V to arrive in Malaysia soon; here’s what is on offer

KUALA LUMPUR: At the recently concluded Honda Media Gathering 2023, the Japanese automaker announced the soon arrival of four models - 3 new and one facelift vehicle. Part of this new package is a small sports utility vehicle which will mark Honda’s entry into this unique segment.


  • When will Honda WR-V arrive in Malaysia?

    The 2023 Honda WR-V will get launched in the local market in Q3 of 2023.
  • What will power the new WR-V?

    The Malaysia-spec WR-V is expected to be powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Also, part of the specs kit is a e:HEV hybrid mill.
  • Honda will enter the segment with the all-new WR-V which is scheduled to make its debut in the third quarter of 2023. The car it will be replacing is the BR-V which has been already discontinued by the brand.


    Honda BR-V

    Let us get to know the new Honda WR-V which will be the “first Japanese mass market manufacturer to enter the Small SUV segment” in detail.



    4,060 mm


    1,780 mm


    1,608 mm


    2,485 mm

    2023 Honda WR-V detail


    The new WR-V showcases an aggressive design language which we first saw in the RS SUV concept back in 2021. Few highlights of the car being

    • A checkered flag-inspired front grille
    • LED headlights
    • Skid plate-like elements on the bumpers
    • 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels
    • Two-tone black roof (depending on the variant picked)

    Honda WR-V exterior


    Obviously, with a welcoming cabin, the new WR-V will feature several standard gears like -

    • A seven-inch touchscreen infotainment display
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
    • Automatic climate control
    • Synthetic leather and fabric combi seats
    • Automatic climate control

    2023 Honda WR-V interior


    The Indonesia-spec WR-V is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine making a maximum power of 121 hp along with a peak torque of 145 Nm. The drive is sent to the front wheels via a CVT gearbox.

    We expect to get the same powertrain along with the possible debut of the e:HEV hybrid mill in the form of the Honda WR-V RS variant.

    2023 Honda WR-V safety specs


    Honda’s new SUV apart from being super smart is reliable too. It will benefit from Honda Sensing advanced driver assistance suite which includes -

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Lane-keeping assist
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Road departure mitigation system
    • Lead car departure notification system
    • Auto high beam

    The range-topping RS variant is expected to come along with additional features like Honda LaneWatch blind spot camera system and 6 airbags.

    Are you excited about the upcoming Honda WR-V? Let us know in the comments.

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