Recently Honda Car India introduced a new crossover model- WR-V. This WR-V will sit between the Honda Jazz and the City giving consumers a variety.
Here are top interesting facts about Honda WR-V
First Global Model that is Conceptualized and Made in India:
The Honda WR-V is the first global product to have been designed and conceived for the Indian market. It is said that the Indian designers and engineers have worked on this product to ensure that this one certifies for ‘Make In India’ probably to be exported to other markets too.
Justifies its Crossover Badge:
Pitched as a Crossover, the Honda WR-V stands tall on its claims. The exterior design especially up-front gives the impression of a Crossover which is rugged and muscular looking. Black plastic cladding all-around also gives this model a Crossover type of a feel. The L- shaped tail lights and elongated windscreen, gives it a very different look. In addition, the presence of silver finished roof rails, and skid plates both on the front and rear assist complete the overall feel of this product.
Feature Loaded Interior:
Honda WR-V has got a sun-roof in its top model which according to Japanese manufacturer is a first for the segment. This is inspired from the Honda Jazz, but it has an improvised on-board infotainment touchscreen system called as Digipad. This system caters to features like satellite liked navigation, Bluetooth telephony, voice recognition, 1.5 GB internal memory, 2 USB-in slots with 2 MicroSD card slots, WiFi-Support among others. As far as comfort is concerned, the WRV offers great amount of cushioning for both upfront as well as the rear seats. Do Read:Honda WRV Vs Honda Jazz
Powertrains and Performance:
Engine is same as Honda Jazz. Therefore, petrol BR-V stands to provide 16 Valve 4 cylinder 1.2 Litre i-VTEC engine delivering 90 Ps of power output with 110 Nm of torque. The diesel on the other hand is a 1.5 litre DOHC i-DTEC unit that churns out 100 PS power and 200 Nm torque. The former is good to return a mileage figure of 17.5 kmpl with the latter being recorded at 25.5 kmpl. As for transmission duties, the petrol WR-V gets a 5 speed manual while diesel comes fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Presently Honda will not be offering an automatic for this particular model. Also Read: Honda WRV Image Gallery
The dimensions of Honda WR-V are very different than the Jazz. The WR-V is 44 mm longer while its wheel base has been increased by 25mm. This has led to better space inside the cabin especially for the occupants seated at the rear. By working on these two aspects, it has also increased the boot space to provide 9 litres more than the Honda Jazz.