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Honda WR-V Launched at Rs 7.75 Lakh, A Jazzier Mini-SUV

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Updated: March 16, 2017, 2:04 PM IST
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Honda WR-V Launched at Rs 7.75 Lakh, A Jazzier Mini-SUV
Honda WR-V is set to be launched in India this month. (Photo: Honda)

Honda Cars India has launched their much-anticipated sub-compact SUV today in India. The WR-V, which stands for ‘Winsome Runabout Vehicle’ competes with the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

The car, which looks more mini-SUV than a crossover measures 3,999mm in length, 1,734mm in width, 1,601mm in height and comes with a wheelbase of 2,555mm.

The WR-V is built on the same platform as the current generation Honda City and the Honda Jazz and is powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that is capable of delivering almost 90 horsepower and 110 Nm of torque and comes connected to a 5-speed manual transmission.

There is a diesel-powered offering too in the form of a 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit that is capable of delivering 99 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed transmission setup.

From the outside, the large chrome grille is certain to catch your attention and is complimented the large angular headlamps that also get Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). There’s a large grille, faux skid plates under the front bumper and the car gets ample cladding all over along with roof rails to give it an SUV stance.

From the back, though, the car gets L-shaped LED tail lamps and there’s also use of chrome all over the car. It also gets diamond cut 16-inch alloy wheels.

Honda claims that the petrol version of the car delivers a mileage of 17.5 km per litre while the 1.5-litre diesel variant goes up to 25.5 km per litre.

Honda WR-V comes with safety options like ABS with EBD as well as dual airbags. While other features include a one-touch electric sunroof, cruise control, tilt steering (standard) and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity options like Bluetooth, USB and Mirrorlink.

Inside the WR-V there is a stark resemblance to the interiors of the Honda Jazz and the updated City. There is the familiar blacked out dashboard with the infotainment screen and sunroof making way inside the cabin, just like the Honda City.

What is interesting to note is that the Honda WR-V is the first model which is developed by Honda R&D India, making India the first country to begin with the production of the car.

The Honda WR-V has been launched at starting price of Rs 7.75 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi) in 6 different colour variants and a three-year standard warranty. The entire price list is as given below.

Honda WRV prices (Ex-showroom Delhi)
S petrol - Rs 7.75 lakh
VX petrol - Rs 8.99 lakh
S diesel - Rs 8.79 lakh
VX diesel - Rs 9.99 lakh

Also read: Honda City Facelift Review: The Return of The King of Sedans

First Published: March 16, 2017, 1:56 PM IST
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