Production Spec 2023 Honda WR-V (Creta Rival) Shown, Coming Soon

2023 Honda WR-V rendered
2023 Honda WR-V is likely to make its global debut in the coming weeks and it will go on sale in Southeast Asia first

Honda is gearing up to host the global premiere of an all-new volume-based SUV in the coming weeks. It could act as a replacement for the WR-V in the Indian market or it could compete with mid-sized five-seat SUVs like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Škoda Kushaq and others in the highly competitive space.

The Japanese auto major has confirmed to bring an all-new SUV to India next year and it could very well be a compact SUV that could take on Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger, etc. Or Whether or not the display of the SUV RS concept shown here with production specifications would affect the India-bound model is still unknown.

Honda has already started to openly tease its upcoming five-seat SUV through billboards and other means in Southeast Asia. If you may recall, the teaser coincides with the leaked images we showed you a few months ago showing a sharp-looking front and a rear with enveloping LED taillights.

2023 Honda WR-V Rendered 1

The rendering of the 2023 Honda WR-V, probably the production name of the SUV RS concept, shows the presence of a chrome-embellished front with metal studs, a sleek pair of LED headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, aggressive fog lamp housings with lower central air intake on the bumper, front and rear skid plates, newly designed wheels, etc.

As for India, the sub-4m SUV is likely to be based on the Amaze platform, while the mid-sized SUV will have several similarities to the fifth-generation City Hybrid, and since the new emissions standards are introduced by April next year, more diesel engines from on the market, the 3RA could be equipped with the same strong hybrid mill as its sedan sibling.

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This will indeed help Honda compete vigorously with strong hybrid variants of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. It is also expected to feature a new electronic architecture and so more advanced features are likely on the horizon, including Honda’s Safety Sense suite of assistive and safety technologies.

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