Between the Honda ZR-V and WR-V, which one will Honda Indonesia debut this week?

Eric · Nov 9, 2021 10:25 AM

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Honda Indonesia has just dropped a teaser ahead of this Thursday’s Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (2021 GIIAS), hinting that a brand-new model will premiere.

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Not much is known about this model, but a couple of weeks back, during the reveal of the seven-seater all-new 2022 Honda BR-V, the company did tease a mysterious model covered under a red cloth, which is most likely a five-seater SUV positioned below the BR-V. All that was visible was the headlight’s signature lighting and roof rails.

Also Read: Mysterious Honda model teased, is this the Ativa-rivalling WR-V or ZR-V?

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This time around, the newest teaser provided by Honda Indonesia shows the said model’s silhouette, which seemingly looks like an SUV. 

Is this the purported Honda ZR-V or Honda WR-V?

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RV-generation Honda HR-V pictured

One thing is for sure – said silhouette does not match the all-new RV-generation Honda HR-V that was launched in Thailand last week.

Whereas the brand-new HR-V gets a gentle kink at the C-pillar, the model in the teaser has a more prominent kink. Think Proton X70 and you’ll get the picture.

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Rendered image of the purported ZR-V. Photo credit: Kleber Silva @ Behance.net

So, with the all-new HR-V being ruled out, the next logical model would be the Honda ZR-V or Honda WR-V.

As a refresher, more than a year ago, Honda filed for the ZR-V name in several countries, including in Australia. This led to speculations that Honda could be planning for a Toyota Raize/Daihatsu Rocky rival, positioned below the Honda HR-V.

Also Read: Honda files patent for ZR-V, new mini-SUV positioned below the HR-V?

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South African-spec Honda WR-V shown

On the other hand, rumours out of Indonesia mentioned that Honda has plans to introduce a second-generation Honda WR-V, one that is very different from the current model. The current Honda WR-V is essentially a jacked up GK5-generation Honda Jazz with additional SUV styling thrown in.

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Regardless of which name the new model will be getting, the Indonesian source mentioned that the new SUV will be sharing its platform with the Honda BR-V and will wear the N5X codename – not too far off the all-new Honda BR-V’s N7X codename.

Watch this space for more updates.

Also Read: 23 photos on why the all-new 2022 Honda BR-V is better than the ageing Avanza

Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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