Honda Cars India has finally launched the recently showcased sub-4M crossover, the WR-V, with a starting price of Rs. 7.75 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The latest launched WR-V has been made available in two trims i.e. the base 'S' and the range-topping 'VX'. The price of the Honda WRV Petrol variants are - Rs 7.75 Lakh for Honda WRV S and Rs 8.99 Lakh for Honda WRV VX, while the diesel variants are priced as - Rs 8.79 Lakh for Honda WRV S and Rs 9.99 for Lakh Honda WRV VX. Both the models are expected to pose a great threat to the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza along with other cross hatchbacks.
As we must be knowing that the Honda Cars India had showcased the production-ready unit of this compact SUV, WR-V at company’s Tapukara based production plant in Rajasthan where the compact SUV is being lined-up. The carmaker had confirmed earlier to launch the crossover in the Indian market in March.
With the WR-V, Honda is all set to take the competition of compact SUV segment in India on a higher notch. The compact car will lock the horns with the popular beasts of the segment, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and Ford EcoSport. Being a 5-seater crossover, WR-V will be slotted below its elder sibling, BR-V and will be based on the same the platform that also underpins the Jazz.
Not just the base, the WR-V also borrows most of its design cues from the Jazz. Even the side profile of the WR-V is almost identical to that of the Jazz. It shows that the carmaker has aimed to increase the off-road capabilities of the car by pushing the wheels at the extreme points. Therefore, the front axle is reportedly moved forward by 10 mm while the rear is pushed back by 15 mm. And hence, the wheelbase of the WR-V is also get stretched up to 2,555 mm against the Jazz that features a wheelbase of 2,530 mm. The massive grand clearance of 200mm puts the car ahead of its rivals in terms of off-road drive capabilities.
The sub-4 meter crossover has been loaded with several techno-smart features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, inbuilt navigation, reverse parking camera, and a touchscreen climate control setup. As displayed in the event, the WR-V boasts of DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) and 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. Under the hood, the Honda WR-V has also got the similar powerhouses which are currently being fitted in Honda Jazz. The details of petrol-powered mill include a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine with maximum power of 90 bhp and the peak torque of 110 Nm. While the diesel motor is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged mill that churns out the maximum power of 100 bhp and a peak torque of 200 Nm. The diesel engine has been mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, while the petrol engine has been paired with either a 5-speed manual. No AMT option for the diesel powered WR-V will be offered.
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