Design: Honda WR-V's design is unlike other Honda models and has an aggressive silhouette. It comes with features such as projector headlamps with daytime running lights, 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, turn indicators on the ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors), black/grey roof rails as well as black cladding on the wheel arches. In addition, the compact SUV gets LED tail-lamps, aluminium skid plate at front and rear as well as side body cladding.
Engine: Honda WR-V will carry the same engines as seen in the Jazz and is powered by a 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol engine and the 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The 1.2 litre engine generates 89 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm while the 1.5 litre diesel unit generates 99 hp of power at 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Both engines will be available only with manual transmissions and unlike the Honda Jazz, the petrol engine will not have the option of an automatic transmission. The petrol engine gets a 5-speed unit while the diesel engine gets a 6-speed gearbox and the claimed fuel efficiency of the Honda WR-V is 17.5 kmpl for the petrol variants and 25.5 kmpl for the diesel trims.
Dimensions : The WR-V is longer, wider and taller than Jazz, it measures 3,999 mm in length, 1,734 mm in width, 1,601 mm in height. It also gets 2,555mm wheelbase and 188mm ground clearance, larger than the Jazz. The kerb weight of the compact SUV is 1104kg for petrol variant, while the diesel variant weighs at 1204kg. In boot space, the WR-V is having a 363 litre boot space, while the Jazz gets 354 litres.
Safety: In terms of safety, Honda WR-V gets dual front airbags, ISOFIX mounts for child seats at the rear bench and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) as standard. The higher variants will also get rear wipers with defogger.
Features: Inside the cabin, Honda WR-V gets a touch screen infotainment system compatible with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which also supports navigation and also has an HDMI port. In addition to the infotainment system steering mounted controls for the audio, phone and voice recognition are available on the higher variants. Reverse parking camera with sensors, push button start/stop, rear AC vents, touch panel automatic climate control will also be a part of the package in the higher trims.
Price : The Honda WR-V will be introduced in the compact SUV segment and is expected to be priced from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10.5 lakh, ex-showroom,Delhi. When launched it will compete with the likes of Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
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