Honda Cars India (HCIL) has launched the updated WR-V hatchback with revised styling and BS6 compliant engines. Prices start at Rs 8.50 lakh (US$ 11,360), ex-showroom, Delhi.
|SV MT||Rs 8,49,900||Rs 9,79,900|
|VX MT||Rs 9,69,900||Rs 10,99,900|
Not entirely sure if we can call this a “facelift”, but there are some minor styling tweaks compared with the original WR-V. The front fascia features new projector LED headlights with integrated running lights, a revised chrome grille, and LED fog lights in new housing.
The side profile remains unchanged while at the rear, the taillights feature new LED detailing. Both front and rear bumpers get faux skid plates that add to the crossover-ish looks. There are new 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels too.
Features inside include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity, auto AC with a touch panel, tilt & telescopic steering adjustability, driver seat height adjustability, and cruise control. The VX variant gets an electric sunroof with one-touch open/close function and auto reverse. Download the brochure here.
Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, a rearview camera (multi-view: normal, wide, and top-down), rear parking sensors, and rear windshield defogger.
The updated WR-V is offered with a choice of 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol and 1.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel engines. The petrol engine produces 66 kW (90 hp) at 6000 rpm and 110 Nm (81 lb-ft) of torque at 4800 rpm, and is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel engine pumps out 73 kW (100 hp) at 3600 rpm and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque at 1750 rpm, and is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The outputs remain the same as the original WR-V.
As before, there’s no AWD on offer. An automatic transmission, most likely a CVT, might arrive at a later date.