Honda to launch WR-V crossover on 16th March.
After the launch of facelifted City sedan in the Indian market, Honda is gearing to launch the WR-V crossover.
The compact Crossover is based on the Jazz platform and will compete with the likes of the Ford EcoSport and ICOTY 2016 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
The Japanese car maker has started shipping the vehicle to dealers before the launch and will be avaialble in both diesel and petrol engine options. The Crossover has been spotted a number of times in India.
The WR-V Crossover is quite different from the Jazz on the outside and will borrow the upper centre console from 2017 Honda City.
On the outside the WR-V will comes with prominent Honda chrome grille, headlamps with DRLs, skid plates on the bumpers, body cladding on the wheel arches & lower door panels to give the car the sturdy appeal, diamond cut alloy wheels and silver roof rails. The top end VX variant will come with Sunroof a first in its segment which could one of the key USPs.
The car will come with young colors and the Orange vehicle spotted will mostly likely be the marketing color.
On the inside the cabin is all black with dashboard similar to the one found on the Jazz hatchback. The big difference in the centre console which seems to have been lifted directly from the 2017 City sedan.
The new infotainment system, the Honda DIGIPAD Touchscreen audio, video & navigation system is the same on the City. The system also comes with satellite linked 3D turn by turn navigation system, mirror link, voice recognition, Bluetooth, WiFi Support for internet and digital radio.
Engine and transmission options will same as those on the Jazz which includes 1.2 i-VTEC petrol engine with 5 speed MT and CVT transmission and 1.5 i-DTEC diesel engine with 6 speed MT.
We hope Honda plays the pricing card aggressively.
Competition basket – Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Motors Nexon and FIAT Avventura.
Also read – India-spec Honda WR-V production begins in India