Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) will be launching the new WR-V on March 16th, and reportedly, bookings have commenced at the dealerships for a deposit of Rs 21,000. The “Winsome Runabout Vehicle” is Honda’s second launch for the year 2017 after the new City.
The WR-V is offered with the same powerplants as the Jazz in India, the 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel paired to a 6-Speed MT, and 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol engine paired to a 5-Speed MT. The petrol produces 90 PS (89 hp) @ 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm @ 4,800 rpm, the diesel has an output of 100 PS (98.5 hp) @ 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm @ 1,750 rpm. Unlike Jazz, there is no CVT option.
Thanks to the body cladding and raised ground clearance, the WR-V is 44 mm longer, 40 mm wider and 57 mm taller than the Jazz, and at 2,555 mm, the wheelbase is 25 mm longer as well. The WR-V is locally produced at Honda’s Tapukara factory in Rajasthan. Brazil-spec WR-V gallery here.
And in an other news, HCIL has cleared the stocks of Mobilio MPV, and has discontinued the production due to poor demand.