Petaling Jaya, 22 August 2023 - Honda Malaysia (or the Company) today announced the successful delivery of 2,200 units of the All‑New WR‑V within one month of its official launch in July 2023. At the same time, the Company also celebrated the first customer to register the booking made for Honda's Small SUV in Malaysia, Ms. Nurain Binti Mohamad, at an official handover ceremony in early August at Accord Auto Sdn. Bhd. As a gesture of appreciation to commemorate this momentous occasion, Ms. Nurain was presented with Honda Accessories, Ultra Glass Body Coating and Official Merchandise, collectively worth RM5,000.
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hironobu Yoshimura said, “We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our customers for their trust in the Honda brand and support for the All‑New WR‑V, which is a brand-new model in the Non‑National Small SUV segment. Since its launch, the model has been well accepted in the market and achieved remarkable sales performance. The RS variant is the largest contributor, accounting for 60% of the total sales to-date. We are also delighted to share that the All-New WR-V is the second best-selling model in our Honda line-up for the month of July 2023.”
Ms. Nurain said, “When Honda Malaysia announced that they were launching the All‑New WR‑V, I did some research on the car and was immediately impressed by its design and features. The model has a young and energetic profile, showcased by its stylish and striking appearance that reflects my personality. I like that the All‑New WR‑V has a compact design on the outside but still has ample room on the inside. Thus, I believe I can enjoy a pleasant on‑the‑road experience with utmost comfort when driving this car on my daily commute. This model is the perfect Small SUV that I have been searching for!”
Accord Auto Sdn. Bhd. owner Mr. Ng Jit Hua said, “We are very honoured that we were the one who sealed the deal with Ms. Nurain and delivered the first registered All‑New WR‑V to its owner in Malaysia. The steadfast support from our customers is the driving force that moves us forward. We are committed to going beyond our customers' expectations and will continue to deliver high‑quality sales and after‑sales services to all Honda customers.”
To ensure peace of mind for the driver and passengers, the All‑New WR‑V is fitted with a multitude of advanced safety features. Among them are Honda LaneWatch, which is a standard feature for all variants and Honda SENSING*¹ that has eight advanced safety functions.
Additionally, the RS variant is equipped with Honda CONNECT, which allows customers to connect to their cars from anywhere at any time via their smartphones. This technology can provide a further sense of safety, security and convenience for owners of the All‑New WR‑V. It enhances the safety and security of Honda cars through a host of useful functions, including Automatic Collision Detection, Security Alarm Detection, Speed Alert, Find My Car, Geo‑fencing Alert and Emergency Call. In addition, customers can remotely start the car engine, lock and unlock its doors as well as adjust the air conditioning all from the smartphone application.
The All‑New WR‑V has an attractive and eye‑catching exterior, further elevated by its Mesh‑Style Grille with silver chrome and silver painted Lower Garnish. The RS front design also features Auto LED Headlights and Front LED Sequential Turn Signals that add a modern touch to the aesthetic of the Small SUV. The All‑New WR‑V stands out even more on the road with its high ground clearance of 207mm, which allows the car to handle various road conditions with ease.
The vibrant and stylish design of the All‑New WR‑V carries into the model's interior, while also delivering practicality and spaciousness. Adding to the joy of owning an All‑New WR‑V is the 380‑litre capacity trunk that offers a hassle‑free experience for customers as they go about their day‑to‑day errands and the 60:40 Split Rear Seat configuration that allows flexibility for bulkier items.
The All‑New WR‑V is powered by a 1.5L DOHC i‑VTEC engine which generates a maximum power output of 121PS and 145Nm of torque. In addition to offering excellent fuel efficiency, the Small SUV provides smooth acceleration and responsive performance, making it suitable for driving on city roads and highways.
To view and test drive the All‑New WR‑V, customers can visit any of the 101 authorised Honda dealerships nationwide. For more information on the All‑New WR‑V, customers can call Honda Malaysia's Toll-Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my.
*1 Applicable for E, V and RS variants only
Honda Malaysia Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Mr. Hironobu Yoshimura (right) and President & Chief Operating Officer Mr. Sarly Adle Sarkum (left) celebrate the delivery of the All-New WR-V to the first customer who registered the booking made for the model, Ms. Nurain Binti Mohamad (centre)
Management of Honda Malaysia and Accord Auto congratulate Ms. Nurain Binti Mohamad, who is the first to register the booking made for the All-New WR-V in Malaysia at the official handover ceremony
1) Mr. Sarly Adle Sarkum, President & Chief Operating Officer of Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
2) Ms. Nurain Binti Mohamad
3) Mr. Hironobu Yoshimura, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
4) Ms. Sunita Prabhakaran, Vice President of Sales & Dealer Development Divisions of Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
5) Mr. Ng Jit Hua, Owner of Accord Auto Sdn. Bhd.
6) Mr. Yujiro Sugino, Executive Coordinator of Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
A commemorative photo of Ms. Nurain Binti Mohamad with the management and associates of Honda Malaysia and Accord Auto
Ms. Nurain Binti Mohamad, the first customer to register the booking made for the All-New WR-V is very excited to receive her new car at the official handover ceremony
The first customer to register the booking made for the All‑New WR‑V, Ms. Nurain Binti Mohamad, finds the compact design and interior spaciousness perfect for her daily drive