Honda Elevate makes debut as new WR-V in Japan: What’s different – Times of India

Japanese Automaker Honda has revealed the next-generation Honda WR-V in Japan. The new WR-V is essentially a re-badged version of the Elevate compact SUV sold in India. The Elevate was recently launched in India and the price for the SUV starts from Rs 11.5 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV is available in four variants – SV, V, VX and ZX.

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The WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle) looks identical to the Elevate sold in India.AlthoughHonda has made some minor changes and has given additional features to the Japanese model. The WR-B gets an all-black dashboard as opposed to the tan and black cabin seen on the Indian variants. The SUV also gets different seat upholstery and the leather inserts are missing. The WR-V also gets a bigger touchscreen infotainment system with physical buttons on the right edge, the Indian models get a 10.25-inch infotainment system with no physical buttons.

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The WR-V also misses out on a single-pane sunroof and wireless charging. The WR-V gets Honda sensing ADAS tech which includes features such as a collision mitigation braking system, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, road departure warning and automatic high beam assist.

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Talking about the powertrain, the WR-V gets the same 1.5-litre NA Petrol engine which puts out 119 bhp of power and 145 Nm of peak torque. The WR-V gets only a CVT automatic, while the 6-speed manual gearbox won’t be available. The WR-V also gets fewer colour options and the dual-tone shades have been skipped.

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The new Honda Elevate is based on Honda’s Global Small Car platform and it measures 4,312mm in length, 1,790mm in width, 1,650mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,650 mm. The SUV has ground clearance of 220mm and has a boot space of 458 litres.

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