The Honda WR-V has been launched in India at Rs 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The WR-V is the third SUV in Honda’s scheme of things for India and joins the BR-V and the CR-V. It is available in four variants across two engine options. The WR-V is based on the Honda Jazz platform and shares majority of its underpinnings. We have already driven the petrol and diesel models ahead of the launch.
In spite of being based on the Jazz, the Honda WR-V looks nothing like the hatchback. The body shape is inspired from the CR-V and the WR-V looks its part as a proper SUV and not a crossover. The front fascia sits tall with the high bonnet and with the large chrome slat taking centre-stage on the honeycomb grille. Its only when you view its side profile is when the Jazz roots are apparent. The tail again is freshly done. The peripheral cladding and high stance give it the required brawn.
Inside, the WR-V is unmistakably like the Jazz with a very similar layout of the dashboard, dials, centre console and the steering wheel. While the equipment is also the same as the Jazz, the WR-V gets an added electrically operated sunroof in the top-spec car bringing it closer to the Honda City on the features list.
Under the hood, the car sports a 1.2-litre petrol i-VTEC engine and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. The 90bhp petrol engine comes mated to a five-speed manual while the diesel gets a six-speed manual and develops 98bhp/200Nm. It gets dual front airbags with ABS and EBD standard across the range.
The WR-V is positioned between the Honda Jazz hatchback and the Honda City sedan and is in the price range of Rs 7.75 lakh to Rs 9.99 for the top-of-the-line VX diesel. It takes on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Creta, Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura, Fiat Urban Cross and the Volkswagen Cross Polo.
Prices for the Honda WR-V (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Honda WR-V S petrol MT – Rs 7.75 lakh
Honda WR-V S diesel MT- 8.79 lakh
Honda WR-V VX petrol MT – Rs 8.99 lakh
Honda WR-V VX diesel MT- Rs 9.99 lakh