The Honda WR-V is a crossover based on the Honda Jazz's platform. It is powered by a 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol and i-DTEC diesel engine. The petrol engine generates 88 hp of power and 114 Nm of torque while the diesel produces 98 hp of power and 200 Nm of torque. The petrol engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. However, the diesel engine is not expected to be offered with an automatic transmission and only gets a 6 speed manual transmission. The Honda WR-V measure less than four metres in length and benefit from the relaxation in duties for compact SUVs. In terms of safety, the Honda WR-V is offered with dual front airbags, ISOFIX mounts for child seats and ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution).
Honda WR-V gets 7-inch touchscreen DIGIPAD compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
The Honda WR-V is offered with an electric sunroof, which is first in the crossover segment
Honda WRIv has an advanced multi-information combimeter ECOAssist Meter with inbuilt Ambient Meter Rings
The Honda WR-V compact crossover is offered in six colour options, Premium Amber Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Golden Brown Metallic and White Orchid Pearl. It measures 3,999 mm in length, 1,734 mm in width, 1,601 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,555 mm. The minimum kerb weight of the Honda WR-V is 1,087 kg while the maximum kerb weight is 1,204 kg.
The two variants of the Honda WR-V in its diesel and petrol engine options have a multi-information LCD display that shows tripmeter, odometer, instantaneous mileage and other necessary information. The automatic climate control and the Digipad infotainment system are offered only on the top VX variants, however, the lower S version comes only with a 8.9 cm integrated audio system and manual air conditioning controls. All versions are offered in an all-black theme for the dashboard and door panels. Lower variants are offered with a Black and Blue colour option while the top end trim comes with an all-black seating with silver inserts.
Powering the Honda WR-V are two engine options, a 1.2 litre petrol unit and a 1.5 litre diesel motor. These engine options are similar to the ones powering the current generation Honda Jazz. The petrol engine generates 88 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm. The diesel engine produces 99 hp of power at 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm.
Transmission is carried by a 5 speed manual gearbox in the Honda WR-V petrol while the diesel engine option gets a 6 speed manual transmission. There is no option of an automatic transmission, even for the petrol engine as most cars offered in this segment have manual gearboxes. The transmission along with the engine has been tuned for the best balance between fuel efficiency and performance.
Braking duties are done by disc brakes upfront and drum brakes at the rear. In addition, all variants are offered with ABS (Anti lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and dual front airbags as a standard fitment. The Honda WR-V also gets ISOFIX mounts for child seats as standard.
Claimed mileage of the Honda WR-V powered by the 1.2 litre petrol engine option is 17.50 kmpl. The diesel motor has a claimed fuel efficiency of 25.5 kmpl. Considering its segment, these mileage figures are appreciable.