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Honda WR-V Is Already Getting A Tough Makeover!

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TEXT: 小鮒康一(KOBUNA Koichi)  PHOTO: AMW

  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept
  • Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept

Honda WR-V Field Explorer Concept

Osaka Auto Messe (OAM) 2024 was held during February 10-12, 2024. At the Honda booth, a custom concept car of the WR-V, a new crossover SUV scheduled for release in spring 2024, was already on display.

Red and black add a fearless image

The WR-V on display at the show was named the Field Explorer Concept and was based on the ‘Tough Style’ items available as a package option, with special customization added.

The front, side, and rear lower garnishes, foglight garnish, and exhaust finishers of the conventional Tough Style are painted black, while the normal chrome wing garnish and rear number plate area are also black, adding a red/black fearless image. This adds to the red/black fearless image.

The front grille also features a distinctive ‘HONDA’ logo and triple markers exclusive to the concept model. Although there are no plans to sell this grille at the moment, the company is considering making it commercially available depending on the response, and the shape has been designed with productivity and measures for the sensors of the advanced safety equipment in mind.

15-inch wheels combined with thick-walled off-road tires

Also, whereas the factory-installed 17-inch alloy wheels (except for the X grade), the concept model is fitted with 15-inch alloy wheels, which are 2 inches lower than the factory-installed wheels. It is also worth noting that the combination of thicker off-road tires has succeeded in giving the car a wild look.

These aluminum wheels are the genuine option available for the Freed, painted black and fitted with 3mm spacers to avoid interference with the calipers. 195/80R15, a larger diameter tire size than the stock, also means that when full bumping, the inner The 195/80R15 tires are larger in diameter than stock and may interfere with the inner wings when bumping at full speed, so it is not a showpiece. However, for future owners who are planning to install an upset, this is a change that is guaranteed to be a useful reference.

And the roof basket, which emphasizes the SUV character of the vehicle, is not currently available in the WR-V’s options catalog. However, it is likely to be added in the future as part of the ‘A-Collect’ line-up, a series of recommended accessories that are not genuine Honda accessories but can be purchased at dealers, so we will have to wait and see.

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