Honda WR-V is the crossover version of the Jazz hatchback and it has been around for a while in the market. Honda is working on the new facelifted version of the WR-V and it will be launched in the Indian market next month. Before the official launch, a picture of the car has surfaced online that shows the changes in the upcoming car. The new Honda WR-V will be launched in April.
The pictures, which has been uploaded on Honda’s website shows the upcoming WR-V. It now gets a new bumper in the front with new multiple slat grille. It completely changes the face of the WR-V. Down below, the new WR-V gets new fog lamp housings too with black inserts and it adds a very sporty and muscular look to the car. From the side, the car looks identical to the current version of the WR-V. Not much of a change is expected to happen in the rear of the car too.
Honda has already announced that they will continue to offer both petrol and diesel engine options even after the BS6 emission norms come into effect on 1st April 2020. So we can hope that the new WR-V will continue to offer the 1.5-litre diesel engine option and a 1.2-litre petrol engine with the new update. Both the engine options will be available with a 5-speed manual transmission. It should be noted that Honda does not offer an automatic transmission with the current version of the WR-V and the new one is also not expected to offer an automatic version. However, the demand for the automatic variants are going up in India and we may just get to see the automatic WR-V with the update or the brand may launch it at a later date.
The cabin of the new WR-V is also expected to remain similar to the current version of the car. However, there will be a few changes that will make the car look fresher. The seat upholstery will be updated and we may get to see a few added features. The Honda WR-V is a not a high volume car but it takes on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue and Ford EcoSport. The car offers features like a sunroof too.
Honda biggest launch this year will be the all-new City. It will be unveiled later this month and will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna.