Honda drove in the WRV yesterday, i.e. March 16, at a price of Rs 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The WRV is priced in the range of 8-10 lakh, which puts several vehicles – including compact SUVs and cross hatches – on its radar. The sub-4m crossover has also borrowed a few features from the facelifted 2017 Honda City, and the biggest draw is its segment-first sunroof. Here’s what the Honda WRV is packing, which is available in just two variants – the base ‘S’ and the range-topping ‘VX’. Time to roll!
In terms of looks, the WR-V gets a distinct identity that looks more like the Honda BR-V rather than the Jazz. The SUV styling and dimensions go well with the square looks making it look butch. It gets alloy wheels and peripheral cladding. Under the hood, you have the 1.2-litre 91bhp petrol engine and the 1.5-litre 98bhp diesel engine powering the Honda WR-V. Both engines come mated to manual gearboxes.
Developed by Honda’s R&D team in India, WR-V is being targeted at the urban youth who seek more sporty vehicles. “We are positioning it as an urban sporty lifestyle vehicle. It will offer the best fuel efficiency in its segment,” said Jnaneswar Sen, senior vice-president for sales and marketing.
The WR-V is designed to compete with Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura/Urban Cross and Volkswagen’s Cross Polo.