The newest crossover model of Honda Cars India Limited, Honda WR-V has been launched with an introductory price ofRs. 7.75 lakhs and Rs. 9.99 lakhs at ex-showrooms in Delhi. The car has been introduced in S and VX trims and can be run on both petrol and diesel.
Jazz Platform Build
The WR-V is based on the Jazz platform and is taller with a better ground clearance to enhance smooth handling of Indian Roads. The crossover is 44mm longer and wider while being 57mm taller. The wheelbase is also wider than the Jazz by 25mm.
The car flaunts a buff front that gives it a unique identity. The LED DRLs accentuate the WR-V’s face in addition to its Honda appearance. One good addition to the car is the roof rails while the new tailgate and bumper are distinctive features. Electronic sunroof and push button start have been added to the top-end variants.
The WR-V has a 1.2-litre petrol engine same as Jazz producing 89 BHP of power and a five-speed manual transmission. The diesel variant has a six-speed manual with a 1.5-litre diesel engine producing 99 BHP of power. The mileage has been claimed to be 25.5 kilometres per litre.
The WR-V has an angular dashboard featuring a 7-inch infotainment screen (also present in the new Honda City 2017), an HDMI port, two USB ports and mirror link connectivity. Navigation and Bluetooth connectivity options are also available through Apple car play and Google Android Auto are not.
The five-seater car has a boot space of 363 litres which is 9 litres more than the space available in Jazz. ABS with EBD is a standard addition along with dual airbags. However, higher variants will be available with cruise control as well.