Honda WR-V etymology: What does its name mean and letters stand for?

The Honda WR-V is a new South American SUV that will sit below the HR-V, but what do the letters in its name mean?

Honda says that WR-V is short for Winsome Runabout Vehicle.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, winsome is something that is “attractive or appealing in a fresh, innocent way”, such as a winsome smile.

It comes from the Old English word “wynsum”, where wyn meant joy, and sum was some.