Honda Cars India rolled out the much anticipated Honda WR-V on 16th March which is carmaker s first model that is manufactured in India and sold across the globe. Developed at company s R&D facility, the new crossover is intended for strengthening Honda s product portfolio in India. The car maker has received over 2,500 bookings for the crossover within a week of its launch. Moreover, the demand for the diesel variant is much higher as compared to the petrol derivative. As a reminder, the company is accepting bookings for the new WR-V crossover with a token amount of INR 21,000. Also Read: Honda WR-V vs Maruti Vitara Brezza: Price, Features, Specifications ComparisonAlso Read - Honda Cars India Plans to Shift Production Unit From Greater Noida to Alwar: Report Also Read - Honda City ZX MT Petrol Variant Launched in India; Price Starting From Rs 12.75 Lakh
Based on Honda’s globally successful Jazz platform, the all-new Honda WR-V comes with sporty exterior design, hi-tech equipments and spacious interiors and best-in-class fuel efficiency that is complemented by powerful performance as well as safety features. At the front, this sporty lifestyle vehicle gets solid wing chrome grille, front bumper skid plate, fog lamps, headlamps with LED DRLs and position lamp which complements the overall appearance of the profile. The side profile of the vehicle gets silver roof rails, 16-inch gunmetal finish alloy wheels, silver coloured door handles and much more. The rear end of the crossover gets a simplistic look yet an appealing one which is highlighted by roof mounted spoiler, split type rear combilamp, rear bumper skid plate and much more. Also Read - Honda Cars sales up 10% at 13,006 units in November
As the new Honda WR-V is based on Jazz platform and also shares many components with hatchback sibling, however, the crossover is bigger and taller as far as the dimensions are concerned. Another highlight of the vehicle is that it is the first crossover in its segment to sport one-touch electric sunroof. In terms of features, the new crossover gets 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system or DIGIPAD, multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control and engine start-stop button. On the safety aspect, the crossover comes equipped with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and dual front airbags as standard fitment. See More: Honda City 2017 gets 14000 bookings since launch; Top-end ZX variant in demand
Honda WR-V also borrows powerhouse options from Honda Jazz as it is offered with a choice of petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol mill effortlessly generates 89 hp of power against the peak torque of 110 Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit produces 98 hp of max power with 200 Nm of torque that is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine is claimed to deliver a fuel economy of 17.5 kmpl while the diesel unit returns 25.5 kmpl of mileage.
Priced at INR 7.75 lakh INR 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), Honda WR-V competes against the likes of Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura and Toyota Etios Cross with indirect competition to Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport.