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New Honda WR-V becomes safest car, 5-star rating in ASEAN NCAP crash test

The Honda WR-V subcompact SUV has scored a 5-star rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash test. Honda Cars recently launched in the sub-compact SUV segment for the South East Asian markets. The SUV scored an overall 77.07 during the recently conducted crash test. In its new generation model, the Honda WR-V comes with advanced safety features like 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, and pre-tensioner seat belts. It also offers safety assistance technologies like automatic emergency braking, lane support, adaptive cruise control, and auxiliary highway systems like automatic high beams in the SUV.

During testing, the Honda WR-V scored 34.26 points for adult occupant protection and 16.78 points for the child occupant protection assessment category. It also scored 15.58 points for the Safety Assist and 10.45 points for the Motorcyclist Safety category.

The SUV that ASEAN NCAP tested gets 4 airbags as standard. It is also equipped with electronic stability control (ESC), an anti-lock braking system (ABS), a seatbelt reminder system (SBR) for front passengers and pedestrian protection technology.

The new Honda WR-V is bigger than the WR-V sold in India. It measures 4,060 mm in length, 1,780 mm in width and 1,608 mm in height. It is about 60 mm longer, 46 mm wider, and 7 mm taller than the WR-V sold in India. The new WR-V comes with an increased ground clearance of 220 mm. The new Honda WR-V offers two-wheel size options between 16-inch and 17-inch alloys.

The interior of the Honda WR-V has also undergone many changes. Dressed in two dual-tone interior colour schemes, the WR-V gets leather seats with red stitching. The centre console houses a digital infotainment screen and a semi-digital TFT driver’s display measuring 4.2 inches. Boot space has also been increased to 380 litres, which is 17 litres more than the India-spec WR-V. Honda offers the WR-V SUV with connected car technology and other modern features.

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