The new Honda WR-V or ‘Winsome Runabout Vehicle’ launch is just around the corner and our Goa boy Karan is driving one in the picturesque city of Goa to bring you a detailed review. While he drives the crossover enjoying the local cuisine, we have some detailed images of the WR-V with us that’d give you a brief idea about the vehicle. As you’d have already read in our previous reports, the upcoming crossover will be based on Honda’s premium hatchback, the Jazz and has already started making its way to select dealerships.
So how does the crossover look? Up-front, the Honda WR-V receives a BR-V inspired grille and front bumper, as well as a re-sculpted bonnet. The headlamps, which feature LED DRLs, are separated by a honeycomb grille with a thick, single slat chrome bar running across it. Also on offer would be circular fog-lamps and a faux skid plate.
From the sides, you can see the diamond cut alloy wheels, thick body cladding running across the length of the vehicle, chrome door handles and roof rails. At the rear, the WR-V would come equipped with a dull silver faux skid plate, redesigned tail lamps and a chrome appliqué for the number plate recess.
Meet the new Honda WR-V in detail:
The headlights feature LED headlight and position lights
The tail lights are extended further to the tailgate
Alloy design features geometric spoke which is aimed to emphasise strength with gunmetal finishing to emphasise large diameter
Armor like protective body cladding with big tires and high ground clearance are aimed to further accentuate toughness of WR-V
The WR-V will be available in six colour options
The crossover also features one touch Sunroof, a first in segment feature
On the inside, the crossover features blue-toned 3-pod meter array, a 17.7 cm touchscreen infotainment system
The infotainment system is called Digipad. It features satellite-linked navigation, voice recognition, Bluetooth, 1.5 GB internal memory and much more
Diesel models also feature Smart Entry, Push Button Start/Stop Button and Cruise Control
To the left is the tachometer, centre is speedometer which also incorporates Eco Assist ambient indicator. To the right is an enlarged information display which features fuel economy, time and outside temperature
The crossover will be available in two engine options – 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. The petrol powered engine delivers 90 PS of power @ 6000 rpm and 110 Nm of torque @ 4800 rpm from the 1199cc 4-cylinder SOHC i-VTEC motor. The engine comes mated to a five speed transmission. The oil burner is a 1498cc 4-cylinder DOHC i-DTEC engine which delivers 100 PS of power @ 3600 rpm and 200 Nm of torque @ 1750 rpm. The diesel engine comes mated to a six-speed transmission.
Stopping power is provided by 14-inch ventilated front discs and 200 mm rear drums brakes. Four-channel ABS and Electronic Brake Distribution come as standard across the range. The crossover also gets SRS airbag system.
As aforementioned, the detailed review of the new WR-V will come up very soon so stay tuned. Do let us know your views about the new crossover from Honda through the comments section. Do check out more images in the gallery below: