Honda Cars India Ltd.have been teasing us with images of 2020 WR-V for couple of months. Recently the car was also spotted at a dealership before the launch and now Honda has officially launched the BS6 compliant version of their premium cross hatchback WR-V. It competes with cars such as the Hyundai i20 Active and Ford Freestyle in the segment. The BS6 version or the new 2020 version of the Honda WR-V is priced at Rs 8.49 lakh, ex-showroom.
Speaking about the launch, Mr Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd., said,
Honda WR-V, the premium Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle features the brand’s global DNA and has been very well accepted by almost 1 lakh customers in India. We constantly work towards creating products that appeal to our customers and are extremely delighted to introduce the New WR-V with bolder new looks and feature enrichments. We are confident that the renewed WR-V line-up will be appreciated by our customers.
Price Honda WR-V is available in 2 trims – SV and VX. Prices for petrol variants start at Rs 8.49 lakh, and go up to Rs 9.69 lakh, ex-showroom. The diesel version is priced at Rs 9.79 lakh and 10.99 lakh, ex-showroom respectively.
The new 2020 WR-V is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. Honda has made some revisions to the exterior as well as the interior of the 2020 WR-V. Starting from the exterior, there is an updated front fascia with a new and wide grille. This gives it a bold look from the front. The signature Honda chrome strip is retained and the headlamps are advanced projector LED units with integrated LED DRLs and position lamps. The fog lamps are also LED.
The lower part of the bumper gets a faux skid plate which adds up to the bold look WR-V. Coming to the side profile, it gets newly designed 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels and continues to have cladding around the wheel arches and lower part of the door. At the rear, the design remains the same as BS4 version but the tail lights are now LED units.
The basic layout of the interiors remain the same but, Honda has made slight changes to the upholstery and added chrome accents at places to give it a premium touch on the inside. It remains as spacious as the older version. The petrol version of WR-V is powered by a 1.2 litre i-VTEC engine generating 90 Ps and 110 Nm of torque. The 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine generates 100 Ps and 200 Nm of peak torque. Petrol and diesel engines have a certified economy of 16.5 kmpl and 23.7 kmpl respectively. Both petrol and diesel versions still miss out on automatic transmission options. 5 and 6 speed manual gearboxes are offered as standard on the petrol and diesel engines respectively.