The Honda WR-V is the company's first ever model in the sub-4 metre SUV segment and will be positioned between the Honda Jazz and the Honda BR-V. The starting price of the Honda WRV is 7.75 lakh and goes up to 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Interestingly, India is the first country globally, to manufacture and sell the WRV. Honda Car India has built on the same platform as the Jazz and the City and therefore, shares some components with these cars as well. One could say that the WR-V is actually a Jazz based crossover. The WR-V has been designed and developed by the company's Indian R&D team along with inputs from the global R&D team as well. You can follow the live updates from the WR-V's launch event.
The Honda WRV gets a good list of features starting with standard ABS and airbags on all variants. The top VX trim gets a sunroof, which is a segment first and also the new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that Honda calls DIGIPAD.
One can also ask Honda to provide WiFi support with the DIGIPAD, inside the car as well. There is a reverse parking camera as well, with different views on the screen. As far as the engines are concerned, the WR-V gets 1.2 Litre petrol and a 1.5 Litre diesel engine, and having driven them both, we can say that they perform very well. Here is everything to know about the Honda WRV.
The design and styling of the Honda WRV is refreshing. The chunky chrome strip on the grille along with the LED DRLs on the upswept headlamps gives the car solid road presence. The silver skid plates and the black cladding on the wheel arches and the bottom of the body add to the crossover look and will be appreciated by the target audience.
The Honda WR-V's competition includes the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra KUV100. We even conducted a spec comparison recently to see where the WR-V fits amidst the subcompact SUVs. Also, it will go head to head with the likes of the crossovers such as the Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura and the Toyota Etios Cross. Here is how the WR-V fares against the crossovers on paper.