LAUNCHED IN INDIA: HONDA WR-VPosted On: March 16, 2017 By : AutoLife Team
Honda Cars India has launched its new offering, the WR-V, in the Indian market with prices starting at INR 7.75 lakh, and going up to INR 9.99 lakh. The WR-V is an all-new sub-4m crossover based on Honda Jazz. It features a sporty and sophisticated exterior design, spacious interiors with advanced equipment, top of the class fuel efficiency, powerful performance and full range of safety features. The WR-V is the first model developed by Honda R&D India along with Honda R&D, Japan.
The new WR-V has a striking road presence with bold chiseled looks. It comes with day-time running LED DRL & position lamps and the front grill with solid wing face. The sculpted profile is carried over to the side and rear profile to further accentuates its premium appeal with intense, sharp and stunning look.
According to Honda, the interior design concept of the new WR-V is “Novelty Urban” that expresses fun, youthfulness, and progressive feeling. The new WR-V comes with 2 interior color themes – Urban Casual: Black and Bluish grey seat fabric and Urban Sophisticated: Black & Silver seat fabric. Based on Honda’s Man Maximum Machine Minimum concept, the WR-V offers luxurious space, which is more than even cars in higher categories.
The WR-V is available with the option of a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine. While the five-speed manual gearbox, 1.2-litre petrol engine from the Jazz makes 90hp, the six-speed gearbox, 1.5litre i-DTEC diesel develops 100hp. Honda claims a fuel efficiency of 17.5kpl and 25.5kpl, respectively.
WR-V is equipped with a wide range of Honda’s active and passive safety technologies, which are offered as standard equipment across all variants.
These include Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACETM) Body Structure, Dual SRS front airbag, Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Impact mitigating front head rest,Pedestrian injury mitigation technology, Intelligent Pedal (Brake Over Ride System) and Multi-angle rear view camera with guidelines – Only in VX grade.The WR-V gets Mac-Pherson strunt front suspension and twisted torsion beam rear suspension.
Honda WR-V offers a host of advanced interior equipment that offers information, entertainment and direction for the tech-savvy customers. Equipment lists include 17.7cm Advanced Infotainment with audio , video and navigation system – Digipad, In-built Satellite Linked Turn-by-turn Navigation,My storage Internal Media Memory 1.5GB,Mirror Link support for Smartphone Connectivity, Internet access for Browsing, Email and Live Traffic via optional Wifi Receiver, Voice Commands for Media, Navigation and Calling, Smartphone Voice Assistant Activation,Bluetooth for Handsfree Telephone and Audio Streaming Support, AM/FM Digital Radio Tuner, MP3/WAV, i-Pod, Micro SD Card Slots for Maps and Media (2 Nos.) & HDMI-IN port, Steering mounted controls for HFT, Audio, Voice command and Cruise control, Automatic Climate Control with Touch Control Panel, One Push Start/Stop Button with white and red illumination ( for Diesel version only), Honda Smart Key System with Keyless Remote, Cruise Control (for Diesel version only), Front Centre Armrest with Storage Console and Power Steering (EPS) – Tilt and Telescopic
The Honda WR-V is offered in two grades S and VX in both Petrol and Diesel variants.It is available with a choice of 6 color options: