As the focus stays on the launch of the new-generation Honda City, which is expected in a few weeks from now, Honda Cars India has showcased another updated product on its website. Bookings are now open for the BS6 Honda WR-V which will continue to be available with both petrol and diesel engines.
The vehicle can be booked with a token amount of ₹ 21,000. With the transition from BS4 to BS6 emission norms, manufacturers have been tempted to provide some extra features for the added cost so that the overall package is more appealing to the customers. Honda too intends to do the same with the WR-V facelift. While some manufacturers are shying away from diesel engines due to additional costs, Honda has decided to retain its diesel engine for the WR-V.
The petrol engine will be a 1.2-litre i-VTEC unit capable of producing 89 bhp and 110 Nm of power figures. The diesel unit, on the other hand, will also be BS6 compliant 1.5-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder oil burner churning out a maximum power of 99 bhp against 200 Nm of peak torque. The petrol and diesel engines will be mated with a 5-speed manual and 6-speed manual transmissions respectively. There has been no option of automatic transmission on offer and it continues to remain that way.
Also Read: BS6 Honda Jazz: What To expect?
On the outside, the dimensions of the sub-4 metre crossover remain the same. It will measure 3,999 mm in length, 1734 mm in width and 1601 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,555 mm. It is expected to be offered in two variants- SV and VX. The facelift will sport a new radiator grille with horizontal slats, a solid wing chrome grille featuring LED projector units with integrated DRLs and position lamps and C-shaped LED tail lamps.
Inside the cabin, it will feature steering-mounted audio controls, cruise control, push-button start, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, sunroof and rear AC vents. Safety features will include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and a rear parking camera. In its BS4 form, the car was offered at a price of Rs 8.16 lakh to Rs 10.48 lakh (ex-showroom) which is expected to rise for the facelifted model. Upon its launch in India, the 2020 WR-V will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon.