Honda WR-V is launching in India tomorrow making it the third SUV from Honda in the Indian market and according to reports the vehicle will compete with Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport.
The new Honda WR-V SUV consists of platform having majority of specification and ideas of Honda Jazz. The body shape of the Honda WR-V is inspired by the CR-V but it doesn’t look like the crossover. The Honda WR-V is powered by 1.2-litre petrol i-Vtec engine and a 1.5-litre i-Dtec engine.
The five-speed manual gear box petrol engine delivers 90bhp power at 110 Nm of torque and the six-speed manual gearbox diesel engine will deliver 98bhp power at 200 Nm of torque.
The interior of the new Honda WR-V feature the dashboard loaded with dials, centre console and the steering wheel which is same as available in Honda Jazz. The WR-V gets an added electrically operated sunroof in the top-spec model bringing it closer to the Honda City on the features list. It is also pegged with dual front airbags, ABS and EBD system which are standard across the range.
Similar to the 2017 Honda City, the WR-V also has the new 7-inch touch screen infotainment system known as DIGIPAD is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Unfortunately the base variant of the WR-V misses out the features such as steering mounted controls, automatic climate control and engine start stop. The crossover misses out magic seats too.
The Honda WR-V will be placed between the Honda Jazz Hatchback and the Honda City with a starting price of Rs 7.2 lakh for petrol variant. The diesel variant is expected to come with a price of Rs 12 lakh which might be a bit expensive.