India-Bound Honda WR-V Details Out!

It’s been a few days when Honda showcased a production-ready unit of the upcoming sub-4 meter compact SUV, WR-V in an event at company’s Tapukara based production facility. And now the several measurement details of the car have been reported.
Honda is all set to take the compact SUV segment competition in India on a higher notch with the upcoming WR-V. Once launched, the compact car will go against the segment leaders, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport, both of which hold most of the segment.

Being a 5-seater crossover, WR-V will sit below its elder sibling, BR-V and based on the platform that also underpins the Jazz. Not just the platform, the WR-V also shares most of the body design cues with the Jazz. Even the side profile of the WR-V is identical to that of the Jazz. It seems the carmaker has aimed to enhance the off-road capabilities of the car by pushing the wheels at the extremes of the car. The front axle is reportedly moved forward by 10 mm while the rear is pushed back by 15 mm.

India-Bound Honda WR-V Compact SUV Rear Profile

Ergo, the wheelbase of the WR-V is also get stretched up to 2,555 mm leaving more space in the second row. Whereas the Jazz features a wheelbase of 2,530 mm. The massive grand clearance of 200mm puts the car ahead of its rivals.
The production of the car has been started at the same Tapukara Plant in Rajasthan where it was showcased. And the launch the WR-V is likely to happen in March this year.

The sub-4 meter crossover is expected to bless with several techno-smart features like a smart infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, inbuilt navigation, reverse parking camera, and a touchscreen climate control setup.
On the exteriors, the major highlights will be the DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) and 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.
Beneath the front-end, the Honda WR-V will get the similar petrol and diesel powertrain options that are currently being offered with the Honda Jazz. The details of petrol mill include a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine that produces 87 bhp of maximum power along with the 110 Nm of peak torque.

India-Bound Honda WR-V Compact SUV Front Profile

On the other hand, the diesel motor boasts of a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged mill that churns out the maximum power of 98 bhp and a peak torque of 200 Nm.
The diesel powered engine will be coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the petrol mill will be mated to a 5-speed manual and a CVT gearbox. No AMT option for the diesel powertrain will be offered.
Keeping the high-end competition in mind, Honda will not bat much higher on the WR-V and likely to launch it at a starting price of INR 6.5 Lakh and up to the INR 9.5 Lakh for the range-topping variant.
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