All-new 2022 Honda WR-V will fight Perodua D55L

CY Foong · Dec 7, 2020 11:30 AM

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Current-gen WR-V shown

It looks like Honda is setting up quite a competitor for the Perodua D55L. There are plans for the 2022 Honda WR-V to be launched in Indonesia to spice up the B-segment SUV market.

The current-gen WR-V is sold in a few developing markets including Brazil, South Africa, and India. As such, this 5-seater BR-V/jacked-up Jazz could work for the Indonesian market.

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Current-gen WR-V shown

We have reported previously on Daihatsu planning to launch the Rocky in Indonesia. The Rocky is, of course, the basis for the upcoming Perodua SUV which is expected to be launched in 2021.

But Honda's rival won't be here sooner.

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Current-gen WR-V shown

According to Otodriver, the WR-V is expected to be launched in Indonesia in 2022. It is also possible that the planned WR-V could be entirely different from the current WR-V.

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Current-gen WR-V shown

Sources have told the Indonesian website that the Indonesian WR-V will share a platform as the BR-V. The WR-V that’s sold in India and Brazil uses the same platform as the GK Jazz.

The current-gen WR-V will be turning five when it gets launched in Indonesia, so we might be seeing a new generation launched then.

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However, there is still no confirmation on the powertrains that will be used for the Indonesian-spec WR-V. The Indian-spec WR-V is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Meanwhile, the Brazilian-spec WR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine.

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Current-gen WR-V shown

Even the transmissions offered are different in both markets. The Indian WR-V is offered with a 5-speed manual transmission for the petrol variant while the diesel variant gets a 6-speed manual transmission.

The Brazilian WR-V on the other hand offers both a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT gearbox.

Dimensions
Model Honda WR-V Perodua D55L
Length (mm) 4,000 3,995
Width (mm) 1,740 1,695
Height (mm) 1,600 1,620
Wheelbase (mm) 2,500 2,525

In terms of dimensions, the WR-V’s size is close to the D55L with the D55L having a slightly longer wheelbase and taller height.

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The D55L on the other hand is expected to be powered by a turbocharged 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine and would also be the first Perodua model to be equipped with a CVT gearbox.

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Current-gen WR-V shown

Closer to home, Honda Malaysia has not announced any plans for the WR-V to be brought into Malaysia. Perhaps if the D55L becomes a success here, maybe Honda might consider bringing this over for fans who will be missing the new Jazz.

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CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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