Honda WR-V

Honda WR-V News in Malaysia

  • Japan's 2024 Honda WR-V gets accessorised with a more aggressive front grille

    Honda Japan has just opened pre-orders for the 2024 Honda WR-V. Despite sharing the same "Winsome Runabout Vehicle" acronym as the one currently on sale in Malaysia, it is an entirely different model. Fully imported from India where the JDM WR-V is sold as the Honda Elevate, it is a blocky-looking SUV that makes our WR-V appear cute by comparison. However, Honda Access is offering accessories to spruce up the Japanese WR-V’s look. Called the “Tough Style” package, its centrepiece is the front gr

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    Nov 16, 2023

  • Honda WR-V heads to Japan, but it's a different model from Malaysia

    Honda has started pre-orders for the Honda WR-V in Japan, marking the debut of the ‘Winsome Runabout Vehicle’ nameplate in Honda’s domestic market. However, despite sharing the same name as the Malaysian-market WR-V, the Japanese version is more similar to the Indian-market Honda Elevate. Compared to the Southeast Asian market WR-V, specifically our Malaysian version, the Indian market Elevate is a higher range B-segment car (India doesn’t sell the HR-V), with a longer 2,650 mm wheelbase, longer


    Nov 16, 2023

  • Indonesians continue to pick the Honda WR-V over the Toyota Raize despite the former being pricier

    When the Honda WR-V was launched in Indonesia at a more premium price than its rival, the Toyota Raize, many were quick to stifle a chuckle but as it turns out in the end, Honda had the last laugh as the WR-V continues to outsell the Raize, according to AutoFun. Competition is tight in the compact SUV segment across the Straits of Malacca but PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM), the distributor for the marque there, has had several clever strategies in marketing the car. Prior to its launch there, Hon


    Oct 24, 2023

  • Review: With 7k bookings in Malaysia, is the 2023 Honda WR-V 1.5 RS a winning SUV?

    Well, we can’t exactly give the answer immediately but in terms of sales, the 2023 Honda WR-V has indeed delivered a massive W(in). Honda Malaysia revealed that over 7,300 bookings have been received and more than 3,300 units have been delivered since launch. While the WR-V made its world debut in Indonesia which also serves as the smallest Honda SUV’s production hub, the Malaysian-spec unit is assembled locally (CKD) in Honda Malaysia’s Melaka plant. Before we head right into our first impressi

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    Sep 20, 2023

  • Despite RM 107k price, 3 out of every 5 Honda WR-V sold in Malaysia are the RS variant

    If you want a clear example of the strong support enjoyed by the Honda WR-V, just look at the sales numbers – 62 percent of all Honda WR-V sold since its launch in July 2023, came from the highest specifications RS variant, which is priced from RM 107,900. RM 107,900 is quite a lot of money to pay for a locally assembled (CKD) 1.5-litre naturally aspirated car. For reference, a non-hybrid variant Honda City powered by the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine as the WR-V tops out at RM 99,900, so there i


    Sep 12, 2023

  • Test drive the Honda WR-V at this weekend's Carlist Drive Auto Fair in Setia Alam and stand a chance to take home attractive prizes!

    To say the 2023 Honda WR-V is making waves in Malaysia is hardly inaccurate; over 2,200 of the dainty SUV has found new homes within the first month of sales. Perhaps there's some magnetism in the way it drives, or in the way the interior is packaged, allowing you to fit in more stuff (and people!) than its compact exterior initially lets on. And now you get to experience it all for yourself at this weekend's Carlist Drive Fair! Also read: W for Win, Honda Malaysia has delivered over 2,200 units


    Aug 28, 2023

  • W for Win, Honda Malaysia has delivered over 2,200 units of Honda WR-V within its first month of sales, 60% are RS variant

    Honda Malaysia announced today that has delivered over 2,200 units of the Honda WR-V - the company’s first A-segment SUV, positioned below the Honda HR-V – within one month of its official launch in July 2023. The range-topping RS variant is the most popular variant, accounting for 60 percent of total WR-V sales. The Honda WR-V is now Honda Malaysia's second best selling model after the Honda City. The first customer was Ms. Nurain Binti Mohamad, who took delivery of her car in early August from


    Aug 22, 2023

  • Deal hunters, we want you! - Best promos for Honda, Mazda, BMW, Smart, Mitsubishi, Kia, Suzuki, Ora, Toyota and more at September's Carlist Drive Auto Fair

    Returning for the fifth time, the Drive Auto Fair will once again return to the Setia Alam Convention Centre. This year’s event will run from 1 – 3 September 2023, Friday to Sunday, from 10am to 8pm. No less than 12 brands will be participating. The tech-heavy EV space will be represented by Smart, BMW, Kia, and Great Wall Motor (Ora). Those looking for a more regular family car – from compact SUVs like the budget-friendly Honda WR-V and Honda HR-V, to seven seaters like the Proton X9


    Aug 18, 2023

  • Immunity card: Honda WR-V and 2023 CR-V resist slow economy as Toyota and Isuzu hit rough roads in Thailand's  H1 2023 sales

    Thailand’s economy is not in a very good shape right now. The political impasse in causing a lot of uncertainties, and spillover effects are being felt in the country’s automotive sector. Rising interest rates and stricter vetting of hire purchase applications are also putting a damper on new car sales. Due to its sheer scale, Thailand’s auto sector also serves as a bellwether of sorts for the rest of the region’s auto sector. In the first half of 2023, total new car sales in Thailand contracted


    Jul 28, 2023

  • Honda WR-V annihilates Ativa's Indo twins, Raize and Rocky in sales in H1 2023

    While the Perodua Ativa was the only choice for Malaysians looking for an entry-level SUV prior to the introduction of the Honda WR-V, buyers in neighbouring Indonesia have a bit more variety aside from the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky. Despite competition from the Kia Sonet and Nissan Magnite, the Ativa’s donor twins easily outsold them. That is until the WR-V entered the ring and since its global debut back in November, the smallest Honda SUV has swiped the crown held by the Raize/Rocky duo

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    Jul 24, 2023

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