Honda commence pre-bookings for WR-V in India

The Honda WR-V is based on the Honda Jazz, but is notably bigger for the more practicality expected from a crossover. The automaker has also commenced the pre-launch bookings of the WR-V across all its authorised dealerships. Moreover, specifications and other details regarding the same have been leaked online ahead of its official launch. Compared to the hatchback it's derived from, the WR-V has a 25 mm longer wheelbase, due to a different suspension mounting, and offers 21 mm more ground clearance.

Both the trims will be available in petrol as well as diesel engine options. Under the hood, the crossover will be powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine which generates 89bhp of power, while the diesel variant gets a 1.5-litre engine i-DTEC engine that generates 99bhp of power. India is the first country to manufacture and launch the Honda WR-V in the world and upon its launch the WR-V will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and Ford EcoSport. The styling bits include chrome door handles, sporty diamond cut alloy wheels and ORVMs. The rear end will sport LED taillamps, faux skid plate on the rear bumper and rear windshield wiper.

Honda WR-V Features: In terms of features, the WR-V will be equipped with extensive list of features such as 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation with voice recognition, Bluetooth, USB, automatic climate control, electric sunroof, keyless entry, button start/stop system and cruise control. As for safety, dual airbags and ABS has been offered as standard. The manufacturer seems to be following a similar strategy with the Honda WRV, to give it a distinct positioning in the segment comprising of compact SUVs like Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport on the one hand, and crossovers like the i20 Active, Cross Polo and Fiat Avventura on the other.

  • Zachary Reyes