Honda launches compact crossover WR-V priced up to Rs9.99 lakh

Elbert EdwardsMar 17, 2017

Honda Cars India today announced the much-awaited launch of its new crossover, the WR-V.

The WR-V is priced at Rs 7.75 lakh to Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and comes with a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine.

The WR-V comes with a 5-speed manual transmission petrol engine and 6-speed manual transmission diesel engine. The WR-V is Honda's attempt to mimic the compact crossover and carries a sub-2litre engine on both the platforms.

The interior of the new Honda WR-V feature the dashboard loaded with dials, centre console and the steering wheel which is same as available in Honda Jazz. This all new premium model from Honda comes with sporty stylish design as well as advanced technology and spacious cabin.

The Honda WR-V also gets a touch screen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and climate control. The WR-V has two interior colour themes - Urban Casual: Black and Bluish grey seat fabric and Urban Sophisticated: Black & Silver seat fabric.

The WR-V is offered in two variants, namely; the S and VX and takes some design cues from the Jazz hatchback. The petrol unit is powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol mill which is capable of generating 90PS of max power@ 6000 rpm with 110Nm @ 4800 rpm of peak torque while the diesel variant carries a 1.5-litre diesel unit which develops 100PS @ 3600 rpm against the peak torque of 200Nm @ 1750 rpm. The diesel variant will have an entry price of Rs 8.79 lakh.

Keeping its safety quotient high, Honda has standardised dual airbags along with options such as ABS with EBD across all the four variants.

The five-speed manual gear box petrol engine delivers 90bhp power at 110 Nm of torque and the six-speed manual gearbox diesel engine will deliver 98bhp power at 200 Nm of torque. The company calls this new system as the DIGIPAD and was first introduced in the new 2017 Honda City. "Around 40 per cent of the total bookings have been made for the top-end variant of the model", Ueno said.

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