Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) launched the WR-V at Rs 7.75 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. The WR-V is available in both petrol and diesel variants, and in S and VX trims. Variant wise ex-Delhi prices below.
|S||Rs 7.75 lakh||Rs 8.79 lakh|
|VX||Rs 8.99 lakh||Rs 9.99 lakh|
The “Winsome Runabout Vehicle” is based on the Jazz, and unlike the other hatch-based crossovers which just get body cladding and raised ride height, the WR-V gets a different front fascia as one of its USPs.
Features on offer include Push Start/Stop Button, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and MirrorLink, Automatic Climate Control with Touch Control Panel, Cruise Control (diesel), and safety equipment such as dual front airbags, ABS + EBD, reversing camera and pedestrian injury mitigation technology.
The WR-V features segment-first electric sunroof with one-touch open/close and auto reverse.
The interiors get 2 color themes – Urban Casual: Black and Bluish grey seat fabric, and Urban Sophisticated: Black & Silver seat fabric.
The WR-V is offered with the same powerplants as the Jazz in India, the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine paired with a 6-speed MT, and a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine paired with a 5-speed MT. The petrol produces 90 PS (89 bhp) at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm, the diesel has an output of 100 PS (98.5 bhp) at 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Unlike the Jazz, there is no CVT option.
Thanks to the body cladding and raised ground clearance at 188 mm, 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. Boot space measures 363 litres. The WR-V is locally produced at Honda’s Tapukara factory in Rajasthan.
The WR-V rides on 16-inch gunmetal finish alloy wheels. There’s a choice of 6 exterior colors – Premium Amber Metallic (New), Modern Steel Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic.
The fast-evolving Indian market has shown strong demand for compact vehicles that are stylish, comfortable and have premium features. With the launch of the Honda WR-V, we would like to provide joy for recreational usage and comfortable driving for daily use in the city for customers in India. We are confident that WR-V will help us to fortify our premium image in all segments. – Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, HCIL
“We are extremely thankful to our customers in India for their faith in the brand,” he added.
The WR-V is an all-new premium model in the Honda family and features the brand’s global DNA. Based on Honda’s most successful platform world-wide, WR-V has the best of Honda technology and design. India is the first country to manufacture and launch the Honda WR-V in the world which is testimony to Honda Motor Company’s commitment to the Indian market. – Noriake Abe, Chief Operating Officer, Regional Operations (Asia & Oceania), Honda Motor Co., Ltd.