After launching the Honda City facelift in India, Honda is gearing up for its next big launch. Yes, Honda WR-V is launching in India on March 16. The India-spec WR-V has been already spied a couple times while testing and has made its way to the dealerships. Now, the car will be soon witnessed on the Indian roads in its full colour.
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The WR-V is a crossover which is based on the Jazz hatchback. The drivetrain, platform and a couple of body panels are similar to Jazz. The WR-V features a different set of headlights, muscular bumper, and beefed up design. The chrome finish on the grille and a scuff plate further add to the design in an effective manner. At the back, the taillights and bumper are also designed in an entirely different manner than the Jazz which perfectly accentuates overall design theme of the WR-V.
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Considering the capabilities of the WR-V, the crossover hatchback offers more ground clearance than the Jazz. In the cabin, a plenty of features is inspired by the Jazz. The instrument panel is similar to the Jazz and the seats cover will be offered with new fabric and two-tone color combination. Under the hood, the WR-V is powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that delivers a maximum power output of 89 hp while the peak torque rest at 110 Nm. The petrol engine is coupled to either a CVT or a five-speed manual transmission.
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A 1.5-litre diesel engine is also on offer, which delivers maximum power output of 99 hp while the peak torque measures 200 Nm. The diesel mill is coupled to a six-speed manual transmission. Honda WR-V is locally manufactured at the Tapukara plant of the company in Rajasthan. Placed in the hatchback crossover segment, the Honda WR-V will be the smallest car in the company’s lineup.
The prices are not revealed yet and let’s see how Honda WR-V performs in the market in its respective segment. Once launched, the WR-V will be locking horns against Ford Ecosport, Hyundai i20 Active, and Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza.