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Honda WRV Launched At Rs 7.75 lakh

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  • Mar 16, 2017
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The Jazz-based crossover demands a premium of Rs 1.23 lakh over the hatchback. This is what it has in store for buyers

Honda WR-V (WRV)

The WRV crossover from Honda is finally here. The Japanese carmaker has launched the Jazz-based crossover in India, with prices starting at Rs 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Here's the variant-wise pricing: 

Petrol

- S - Rs 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)

- VX -  Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)

Diesel

- S - Rs 8.79 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)

- VX - Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)

The Honda WRV is based on the same platform as the Jazz but looks completely new. The WR-V is 44mm longer, 40mm wider and 57mm taller than the Jazz. It also has a higher 188mm ground clearance, that's 23mm more than the Jazz's 165mm.

The WR-V (WRV) carries over the same engines as those on the Jazz

As far as the mechanical bits are concerned, the WR-V carries over powertrains from the hatchback. This means that the WR-V can be had with a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 90PS power and 110Nm torque, or a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel that churns out 100PS of power and 200Nm of peak torque. While the petrol engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, the diesel is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. ARAI-certified fuel economy stands at 17.5kmpl for the petrol and 25.5kmpl for the diesel. Honda could have made the WR-V a good proposition for prospective buyers by offering an automatic transmission option, which it (unfortunately) does not get.

The interior of WR-V (WRV) has some clever touches such as single-touch sunroof

The WR-V reminds one of the Jazz on the inside too. However, it does have a few clever tricks up its sleeve. For instance, Honda offers features such as the single-touch operated sunroof, front armrest and the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (Jazz gets a 6.2-inch AVN unit) on this cross-hatch. The top-spec diesel variant adds push-button start/stop and cruise control to the mix. Other goodies such as automatic climate control, electric mirrors and steering-mounted audio/call controls are carried over as is from the Jazz. Oddly enough, Honda isn't offering the fabled 'Magic Seats' in the WR-V. It gets a standard 60:40 split for the rear bench and a massive 363-litre boot - which is marginally (9 litres) larger than that of the hatch.

Honda WR-V (WRV)

The WR-V will not only face competition from cross hatches such as the Hyundai i20 Active but also from compact SUVs such as the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. You can book the car at Honda dealerships across India for Rs 21,000. Interested in the WRV? These stories should help:

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