Honda is soon going to enter the compact SUV market, with the introduction of the WR-V. While the WR-V is a compact crossover that is based on Jazz, it will take on the Vitara Brezza and the Ecosport, hence giving it a compact SUV tag.
When is it coming?
The media drives for the WR-V are already underway and the vehicle will be launched in the Indian market on the 16th of March.
Like we mentioned above, the WR-V is a compact crossover that is based on the Jazz platform. It gets Honda’s new family grill up front, which is norm in all-new Honda cars nowadays. It gets headlamps with LED DRLs, a skit plate finished in silver (for the SUV look), plastic cladding on the wheel arches and door panels and diamond cut alloy wheels.
There will be two engines on offer on the WR-V, a petrol and a diesel. The petrol will be a 1.2 liter unit from the Jazz which produces 89 Bhp and 110 Nm. It is interesting to note that Honda decided against putting the 1.5 liter unit from the City in this vehicle. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual box only, unlike the Jazz which comes with the option of a CVT. The diesel on the other hand will be the same 1.5 liter Earthdreams engine that produces 99 Bhp and 200 Nm. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
On the dimension front, the vehicle is 3999 mm long, 1734 mm wide and has a height of 1601 mm. It has a boot space of 363 liter and a fuel tank capacity of 40 liters.
Like the new Honda City, this one will also feature the same 17.7 cm infotainment system with navigation, Mirrorlink, bluetooth, USB and an internal memory of 1.5 gb. The system also has the option of wifi. The diesel model will get key-less go and cruise control. On the safety front, dual airbags, ABS with EBD and multi angle rear view camera will be on offer.
Pricing details haven’t been revealed yet and we will only know that on the 16th of March.
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