Honda WR-V Launches, Why Isn’t There a Manual Transmission?

Jakarta

Honda WR-V officially launched and became a competitor to the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky. However, this small SUV from Honda is only offered with a CVT transmission option, no manual transmission.

Business Innovation and Sales & Marketing Director of PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) Yusak Billy said, for this year his party only sells Honda WR-V with three variants. All three are only offered with a CVT transmission.

“This year, only three variants were launched, excluding manual transmission. Why? Because the production capacity follows the supply of components. Now the supply of components is still very limited. That’s why we produce variants with a lot of demand first. plan production this year,” said Billy at the launch of the Honda WR-V in Jakarta, Wednesday (2/11/2022).

According to him, currently automotive manufacturers are still constrained by the semiconductor chip crisis. This makes Honda choose only the CVT variant which is produced this year.

Honda WR-V launched in Indonesia on Wednesday (2/11/2022).Honda WR-V launched in Indonesia on Wednesday (2/11/2022). Photo: Honda Prospect Motor

“This year we plan to only have around 1,700 units. We will start production in early December,” he said.

The Honda WR-V itself uses a 1.5 L i-VTEC DOHC 4 cylinder inline DBW engine, 16 valves. The engine has a maximum power of 121 PS at 6,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm.

Price for Honda WR-V:

  • Honda WR-V Type E CVT at a price of IDR 271.900.000
  • Honda WR-V Type RS CVT at a price of Rp. 289,900,000
  • Honda WR-V Type RS CVT with Honda SENSING at a price of Rp. 309.900.000

This price applies to VIN 2022. The price above is already On the Road with BBN First Car Ownership. For two tone colors, an additional IDR 2.5 million is charged.

PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) officially launched its newest small SUV called the Honda WR-V.  Come on, take a closer look at the photos.PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) officially launched its newest small SUV called the Honda WR-V. Come on, take a closer look at the photos. Photo: Kenny Gida

Watch the video ‘First Drive Honda WR-V: Raize-Rocky Needs to Be Alert!’:

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