Honda Cars India finally launched the 2020 WR-V with BS6 compliant engine for a starting price of Rs 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Honda WR-V available in two variants SV and VX with six color options premium amber metallic, lunar silver metallic, modern steel metallic, golden brown metallic, radiant red metallic and platinum white pearl.
Powering the new Honda WR-V is a BS6-compliant, 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder, SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine that develops 90PS and 110Nm of peak torque. The petrol mill is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Also available is a BS6-compliant, 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, DOHC i-DTEC diesel motor that churns out 100PS and 200Nm of maximum torque. The diesel mill is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox only. Surprisingly, neither the petrol nor the diesel variant of the 2020 Honda WR-V has an automatic transmission option.
The claimed mileage for the 2020 Honda WR-V petrol is 16.5kmpl, while it is 23.7kmpl for the 2020 Honda WR-V diesel.The company offers three years unlimited kilometres warranty as standard benefit.
The new Honda WR-V is 3,999mm long, 1,734mm wide, and 1,601mm high. Its wheelbase measures 2,555mm. The vehicle has a 40-litre fuel tank and a 363-litre boot.
The WR-V facelift looks fresh with solid wing chrome grille, advanced LED projector headlamps with integrated DRLs, LED fog lamps, LED rear combination lamps and LED high mount stop lamp. The vehicle sits on R16 dual tone diamond cut alloy wheels, shark fin antenna, silver-finished roof rails
gets the new Digipad 2.0 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android auto compatibilityas standard. The convenience features includes like electric sunroof, auto AC with touchscreen control panel, driver seat height adjuster, start/stop button, multi-information combination meter with LCD display, multi-function steering wheel with HFT, audio & voice controls and cruise control system,.
WR-V facelift is equipped with ABS with EBD, dual airbags and rear parking sensors.
What is missing
The WR-V facelift does not get an automatic option for now. The fuel reminder control system is limited to the diesel variant. Moreover, the SV variant gets only one accessory port with lid and also misses out on front centre armrest with storage space. The SV variant also misses out on two front tweeters, and rear wiper and washer.
Price – All ex-showroom Delhi
Honda WR-V SV Petrol – Rs 8.50 lakh
Honda WR-V SV Diesel – Rs 9.80 lakh
Honda WR-V VX Petrol – Rs 9.70 lakh
Honda WR-V VX Diesel – Rs 11 lakh
Best variant to buy?
The VX variant in both petrol and diesel guise is a good option and is available at an additional cost of Rs 1.20 lakh over the SV variant. For an additional price, the VX variant offers electric sunroof, LED projector headlamps with integrated DRL and position lamp, advanced LED rear combination lamp, turn indicators on ORVMs, rear wiper and washer, chrome door handles and shark fin antenna.
In interior, it gets leather wrapped steering wheel, seat back pocket, two front tweeters and silver finish dashboard and door ornament. As for convenience, the VX variant offers two accessory charging ports, start/stop button, Honda Smart Key with keyless remote, cruise control, power folding ORVMs, front map lamp and front centre armrest with storage console.
Honda is hopeful that WR-V facelift will prove to be a compelling choice among rivals such as Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Venue. WR-V facelift will also go up against upcoming rivals such as Renault HBC and Kia Sonet. Customers can book WR-V facelift for Rs 21k, either at a Honda dealership or via the company’s online sales platform named ‘Honda From Home’.