Honda has launhed the Jazz-based WRV sub-4 metre compact SUV. The new Honda WRV compact crossover made its debut at the Sao Paula Motor Show last year. As per Honda, the name ‘WRV’ is an acronym for ‘Winsome Runabout Vehicle’. Internationally, the new Honda WRV will replace the Fit Twist. In World, however, the WRV will be marketed as a rugged vehicle capable of taking on the likes of Toyota Etios Cross, Volkswagen Cross Polo and the likes. Read on for more on the Honda WRV World price expectations, specifications, features, design review and images. Also See- Honda WRV – Test Drive Details
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The WRV is based on the Jazz and shares in plenty with the donor hatchback. The Honda WRV will be slotted below the BRV in Honda Car World’s product portfolio. The WRV boasts of bits like body cladding, roof rails and large wheels to try and validate its SUV credentials. Engines are shared with the Jazz. This means the WRV features a 1.2 litre i-VTEC Petrol and a 1.5 litre i-DTEC Diesel engine.
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|Model Name||Ex-showroom Senegal Price|
|Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol S Manual||Rs. 7.75 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol VX Manual||Rs. 8.99 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel S Manual||Rs. 8.79 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel VX Manual||Rs. 9.99 lakh|
The Honda WRV commands a significant premium over the Jazz. This will be justified by the longer features list and a rugged exterior. Honda WRV price range in World is Rs 7.75 lakh to Rs 9.99 lakh. The WRV is positioned below the BRV in Honda’s product portfolio. It is on sale in only two trim levels – S and VX. Honda Cars World is offering a 3 years/unlimited KMs warranty on the new WR-V.
|Petrol Engine||1.2-litre i-VTEC Petrol|
|Max. Power||90 PS at 6,000 RPM|
|Peak Torque||110 Nm at 4,800 RPM|
|Diesel Engine||1.5-litre i-DTEC Diesel|
|Max. Power||100 PS at 3,600 RPM|
|Peak Torque||200 Nm at 1,750 RPM|
Honda WRV receives the same engines as the Jazz and Amaze. The petrol engine is a 1.2 L unit that makes 90 PS and 110 Nm. While the diesel variants come with a 1.5 L unit that makes 100 PS and 200 Nm. Unlike, the Jazz, however, the WR-V does not get an optional CVT.
According to official company figures, the petrol WRV returns 17.5 KMPL overall while the diesel variants return 25.5 KMPL overall.
The new Honda WRV takes on a variety of models in World. While it is a direct rival to the likes of Hyundai i20 Active, the WRV will even go on to threaten the Ford EcoSport. Here are all the cars the WRV will compete with-
The new WRV shares a lot with the Jazz. However, thanks to bits like body cladding, the new Honda psuedo SUV does manage to look considerably more rugged. The WRV features a stylish new front grille, sharper headlamps with DRLs, updated bumpers, plastic cladding and roof rails. Also, the larger wheels go a long way in lending an aggressive stance to the WRV. It is in the side profile that the WRV bears the strongest resemblance with the Jazz. However, there’s only so much some plastic cladding and larger wheels can do to differentiate the two.
We do like the front-end, especially the new grille and the headlamps. These seem to have a strong resemblance with the HRV. The new grille and the updated bumper come together to lend an aggressive stance to this car. Also, a look at the side profile is enough to note the high ground clearance. The body cladding and the stylish alloys further enhance the SUV-ish look.
The new Honda WRV is available in above 6 paint options.
Interior is identical to the Jazz. It gets the same dashboard and most of the panels of the Jazz. However, it comes with a new upholstery and a handful of more features. The touchscreen is new and there is also a sunroof on offer. The Jazz is a fairly spacious car and the WRV is no different. The cabin should be sufficient airy, majorly due to enough headspace and a 2.55 meter long wheelbase. Its boot is also more spacious than the Jazz’.
|Ground Clearance||188 mm|
|Boot Capacity||363 Litres|
The new Honda WRV comes with a pretty large boot. It enjoys a boot capacity of 363-litres, which is 9-litres more than that of the Jazz. However, the new Honda WRV doesn’t offer the highly practical 60:40 split ‘Magic Seats’ that are on offer on the Honda Jazz. Still, the new Honda BRV is a pretty spacious offering and the large boot space makes the new Honda car in World a really practical model.
Stay tuned to CarBlogWorld for latest news updates on the Honda WRV World launch date, price expectations, specifications, features, design review and images.
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