Honda WR-V

2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show: Honda unveils WR-V compact SUV for South America

Honda unveiled its new WR-V compact SUV at the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show on November 8.

The WR-V was designed by Honda R&D Brazil based on the needs of South American drivers. It has a compact body size, a tough yet urban SUV design, excellent utility features and ample storage space.

Its excellent fuel economy and safe handling performance are designed for active lifestyles for everything from everyday driving to leisure driving.

The WR-V is set first for a Brazil release and then will be sold throughout South America. The Brazil release is planned for the first half of 2017. Honda is planning to expand its SUV lineup for South America by rolling out new the CR-V and HR-V (Vezel in Japan) SUV models.

Honda Global CEO Takahiro Hachigo said, “Ever since we began business in Brazil in 1971, Honda has been supported by a total of 24 million customers in Brazil through their purchase of our motorcycles, automobiles and power products. The introduction of this all-new WR-V is a testament to Honda’s commitment to the South American market, and we will continue to deliver more products unique to Honda that please our customers.”

(Translated by Greg Scott)