Honda Car India is all set to introduce a new product in the form off a crossover. This crossover which is called as the WR-V will sit between the Honda Jazz and the City giving customers a variety within the Japanese car manufacturers portfolio that also happens to sell the BR-V alongside these just mentioned vehicles. So how will Honda WRV compare to others in the market, let us find out
1. First global product to be made conceptualized and made in India: The Honda WR-V is the first global model to have been designed and conceived for the Indian market. It is said that the Indian designers and engineers have worked on this product to ensure that this one certifies for ‘Make In India’ possibly to be exported to other markets as well.
2. True to its Crossover credentials: Pitched as a Crossover, the Honda WR-V stands tall on its claims. The exterior design especially up-front provides the impression of an Crossover which is muscular and rugged looking. Black Plastic cladding all-around further lends this vehicle a Crossover kind of a feel. While the rear with its elongated windscreen and L-Shaped tail lights help achieve a distinctive look. Plus the presence of silver finished roof rails, skid plates upfront as well as the rear help complete the overall feel of this vehicle. Do Read: Honda WR-V- First Drive Report
3. Expected Price in India: As Honda WR-V will be positioned between Honda Jazz and Honda City, one can expect the pricing in India to be between the range of INR 7 to 9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). For exact pricing, customers would have to wait for a day more as Honda Car India would be launching this product on 16th March 2017. Also Read: Honda WRV Vs Maruti Suzuki S-Cross: Price, Features and Engine Specification
4. Feature loaded interior: Honda WR-V for starters will offer a sun-roof in its top variant which according to Japanese manufacturer is a first for the segment. Though the layout is the same as the Honda Jazz, what the customer gets at the end of the day is in improvised on-board infotainment touchscreen system called as Digipad. This system caters to features like satellite liked navigation, Bluetooth telephony, voice recognition, 1.5 GB internal memory, 2 USB-in slots with 2 MicroSD card slots, WiFi-Support among others. In regards to comfort, the WRV offers great amount of cushioning for seats both upfront as well as the rear. Do Read: Honda WR-V Price in India, Launch Date, Engine Specifications, and Photos: All you need to know
5. Powertrains and Performance: The Honda WR-V will come with the same engine derivatives which can be seen carrying out their duties in the Honda Jazz. Thus petrol BR-V stands to provide 16 Valve 4 cylinder 1.2 Litre i-VTEC engine delivering 90 Ps of power output with 110 Nm of torque. The diesel on the other hand is a 1.5 litre DOHC i-DTEC unit that churns out 100 PS power and 200 Nm torque. The former is good to return a mileage figure of 17.5 kmpl with the latter being recorded at 25.5 kmpl (these figures are as per ARAI). As for transmission duties, the petrol WR-V gets a 5 speed manual while diesel comes fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Currently Honda will not be offering an automatic for this particular model. You may also like: Honda WRV Vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Price, Specification and Features
6. Dimensions: The Honda WR-V for its dimensions is very different than the Jazz. To draw a comparison between the two, the WR-V is 44 mm longer while its wheel base has been increased by 25mm. What this translates into is better space inside the cabin especially for the occupants seated at the rear. Having worked on these two aspects, as a result the boot space has also been enhanced to provide 9 litres more than the Honda Jazz.