Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Honda Digs Deep into Alphabet Soup with New W-RV Crossover


Honda is finding yet more creative ways to append consonants to the “-RV” suffix. Just today, the company has announced yet another addition to its growing global crossover family. Meet the Winsome Runabout Vehicle or W-RV for short.

Developed by Honda Brazil’s R&D, the WR-V is described as a “tough” and “urban” SUV design pretty much echoing everything else in this segment (it’s expected to go against the likes of the Nissan Kicks and the Ford EcoSport). It’s said to offer the perfect platform for those who have active lifestyles and who like excellent utility within a compact body size.

From the sketches, it looks like a raised Honda Jazz/Fit with the same signature hard crease running towards the body sides. At the same time, it gains the universal Honda crossover look with the large headlights and grille work.

For now, the W-RV is exclusively for the South American market beginning with Brazil (just like the Ford EcoSport before) because they don’t get the BR-V like the ASEAN market. It will be launched at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show on November 8.  But in case it’ll be launched for the ASEAN market, it’ll certainly look like Honda’s going to offer an extensive range of alphabet named crossovers: BR-V, CR-V, HR-V, and now, W-RV.

11 comments:

  1. Ugly as hell. Come on Honda, hire new designers and replace the CVT's with Mazda's 6 speed auto and I might consider buying a Honda. I'll stick to Mazda's elegant design and tranny at the moment.

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    1. They should hire me as Industrial Engineer. lol

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  2. KUdos Honda... you are doing well. For now, I like my Honda

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  3. Honda Vehicles

    HRV - Compact Crossover (pantapat sa ASX, Ecosport, Trax, Juke)

    CRV - Compact SUV (pantapat sa RAV4, Outlander, Captiva, Tucson, X-Trail, Escape, Vitara)

    BRV - Midsize SUV (pantapat sa Fortuner, Montero, Trailblazer, MUX, Everest, Santa Fe)

    WRV - Large SUV (pantapat sa Land Cruiser Prado, Pajero, Traverse, Explorer)

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    1. The BRV isn't on the same segment as the Fort, Monty, etc. Those are turbodiesels while the BRV will be powered by the same 1.5 engine as the Mobilio.

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    2. BRV? versus montero, forture and mux these are 2.8 VGT engine, what a loser comparison. lol

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    1. Ang BRV is a Midsize SUV. Panatapat sa Montero, Fortuner, Trailblazer, MUX, Santa Fe, Sorento, Toplander and Everest!

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    2. BRV has a 1.5 L engine, this guy compared to a 2.8 l VGT diesels, are you out of mind? BRV comparison to Avanza, ertiga, spin, chevy orlando, mahindra Xylo, ssangyong rodius and kia karen.

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    3. Lol, those turbodiesels have more torque at idle than the BRV has at 2000rpm

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    4. Is this sarcasm? Haha, BRV would stand for "be right vack" and Wigo as "we go"? tama ba?

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