Last Thursday, Honda Car (India) has launched a new car in compact SUV segment, called Honda WR-V. It is priced in range of 7-7.5 lakh (New Delhi, ex-showroom) for top end model. This is entirely developed and designed by Honda R&D units at India and Japan. The all new Honda WR-V is launched in India, before any other country. It is based on Honda Jazz platform. It was showcased in Brazil at Sao Paolo Auto Show in 2016.
|All new Honda WR-V||Variant||Price (New Delhi, ex showroom)|
|1.2-litre petrol||S MT||Rs 7.75 lakh|
|VX MT||Rs 8.99 lakh|
|1.5-litre diesel||S MT||Rs 8.79 lakh|
|VX MT||Rs 9.99 lakh|
Designers at Honda R&D unit in India and Japan have made sure that this new baby does not look like its elder brother Jazz. This has new enhanced front with high bonnet and bulbous headlamps. These enhancements give it a kind of rugged look. The chrome lining also adds to its appearance. It has more clearance than Jazz. Designs of tail lamps and tailgate are also worked upon. The roof rails give it a crossover look.
This new member in Honda family boasts the highly efficient Honda’s i-VTEC 1.2 liter petrol engine. It produces 89 bhp of power and 110 Nm of torque. This comes with 5-speed gear box and manual transmission and a CVT. The i-DTEC diesel engine (1.5 Liters) is yet more powerful and produces 99 bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque. It comes with 6-speed gear box with manual transmission.
As far as interiors are concerned, most of the design and material are borrowed from Jazz, such as the dash. Similarly the instrument cluster resembles that of Jazz. However, seats are dual toned and use a different fabric than Jazz.
Wheel base: 2,555 mm (length: 3999 mm, width: 1734 mm, height: 1601 mm).
Ground clearance: 188 mm.
- The all new Honda WR-V has plenty of exiting features, like:
- Newly designed headlamps
- Fog lamps are circular
- Door handles are chrome plated
- New alloy wheels
- 7″ Touch screen infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay
- Android support
- Climate Control
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