With the launch of the all-new Honda WR-V that has been estimated at Rs. 7.75 lakh to Rs. 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Honda Cars India has finally forayed into the lucrative sub-4 meter SUV space in India. Not surprisingly, India is the first nation on the planet to make and dispatch the WR-V. The Honda WR-V is built on the same platform as the current-gen Honda Jazz and the Honda City facelift. In substance, the WR-V is a crossover based on the present gen Jazz. The WR-V was designed and developed by Honda’s R&D team in India. The worldwide R&D team of Honda gave its inputs also. You can follow the live updates from the WR-V’s launch event.
|S MT||₹ 7,75,000||₹ 8,79,000|
|VX MT||₹ 8,99,000||₹ 9,99,000|
The Honda WR-V gets a good rundown of features beginning with standard ABS and airbags on all variants. The top VX trim gets a sunroof, which is a segment first and also the new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that Honda calls DIGIPAD. One can also request that Honda give WiFi support the DIGIPAD, inside the car too. There is a reverse parking camera also, with various views on the screen. As far as the engines are concerned, the WR-V gets a 1.2 Liter petrol and a 1.5 Liter diesel engine and having driven them both, we can state that they perform very well. Here is everything to know about the Honda WRV.
|Engines||1.2 Litre Petrol||1.5 Litre Diesel|
|Displacement||1199 cc||1498 cc|
|Max Power||89 bhp @ 6000 rpm||99 bhp @ 3600 rpm|
|Peak Torque||110 Nm @ 4800 rpm||200 Nm @1750 rpm|
|Claimed Efficiency||17.5 kmpl||25.5 kmpl|
The design and styling of the Honda WRV is refreshing. The chunky chrome strip on the grille along with the LED DRLs on the upswept headlamps gives the car solid road presence. The silver skid plates and the black cladding on the wheel arches and the bottom of the body add to the crossover look and will be appreciated by the itarget audience.
The Honda WR-V’s competition includes the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra KUV100. We even conducted a spec comparison recently to see where the WR-V fits amidst the subcompact SUVs. Additionally, it will clash with the likes of the crossovers, for example, the Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura and the Toyota Etios Cross. Here is the way the WR-V fares against the crossovers on paper.