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Honda WR-V is the Jazz-based crossover; challenges Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Honda Car India has finally launched the much anticipated and awaited crossover WR-V in India, with a starting price Rs. 7.75 lakh and ranging up to Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The WR-V is based on the premium hatchback Honda Jazz, and the shared design elements are very much visible in the latest crossover from the Japanese auto giant.

The Honda WR-V has been developed as a premium offering from the automaker and it represents the company’s latest strategy, which is making and selling premium cars in the Indian market instead of mass-market cars. This way Honda car India wants to cater the demands and needs of the new-age domestic buyers, who seek premiumness from the cars instead of a mere transportation medium.

The Honda WR-V gets large headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights and signature Honda chrome bar at the front grille. The muscular bumper along with skid plate and black cladding enhance the appeal up front. The side profile of the crossover bears similar character line like the Jazz. Apart from that, the sporty alloy wheels, black body cladding, chrome garnished door handles, blackened glass area and roof rails increase its visual appeal further.

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Honda WR-V Petrol:

Engine 1199 cc
Transmission 5-speed MT
Maximum Power 90 PS @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 110 Nm @ 4,800 rpm
Fuel Efficiency 17.5 kmpl

Honda WR-V Diesel:

Engine 1498 cc
Transmission 6-speed MT
Maximum Power 100 PS @ 3,600 rpm
Maximum Torque 200 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
Fuel Efficiency 25.5 kmpl

The rear fascia sports C shaped taillights, chrome handle at the centre of the tailgate, roof spoiler and a skid plate with chunky bumper. Inside the cabin too, it appears pretty up-market with the design and quality of seat and upholstery materials. The WR-V sports multi-function steering wheel, analog and digital display at the instrument cluster, a DigiPad touchscreen infotainment system at the centre console with several connectivity options.

Powertrain options for the car include a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel unit. The petrol engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and churns out 90 PS of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm of peak torque at 4,800 rpm, and it returns 17.5 kmpl of fuel efficiency. The diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed MT and generates 100 PS of peak power at 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque at 1,750 rpm. It returns 25.5 kmpl of fuel efficiency.

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