First previewed in India back in January 2017, the Honda WR-V has officially made its launch debut today. The Jazz-based crossover (or Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle according to Honda reps), which is specially designed for the emerging markets will compete with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and a bunch of other pseudo crossovers.

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India is the first market to launch Honda WR-V globally.

Available in a total of 2 trims – S and VX, in both diesel and petrol engine options. The entry-level petrol variant is priced at Rs. 7.75 lakh, while the range-topping petrol is yours for Rs. 8.99 lakh. On the otherhand, the base diesel is priced at Rs. 8.79 lakh and the top-end trim comes at a price tag of Rs. 9.99 lakh. The prices mentioned here are of ex-showroom, Delhi.

Lokking totally different from the Jazz hatchback, the WR-V comes with an all-new headlamps with standard LED DRLs, larger 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, a new tailgate and black plastic cladding on the wheel arches and lower body panels.

6 exterior body colours are offered here – Premium Amber Metallic (New), Modern Steel Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic. The interior upholstery is available in 2 colour options – Black & Bluish Grey and Black & Silver.

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The WR-V comes with a host of class-leading premium features and offers luxurious space, which is more than even cars in higher categories.

On the inside, the WR-V borrows its dashboard layout from the Jazz. However, the cross hatch gets a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is the same unit that is found in the recently launched City facelift. Called the Digipad, this infotainment system features satellite-linked navigation, voice recognition, Bluetooth telephony, a 1.5 GB internal memory, 2 USB slots, 2 Micro-SD slots and an HDMI port. The system also comes with MirrorLink connectivity.

Features like electronic sunroof and touch-based climate control system are available only on the top-end VX variant. The WR-V gets dual airbags and ABS as standard features across the range. The diesel VX also comes with cruise control and push button start/stop.

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First model developed by Honda R&D in India along with Honda R&D., Japan.

Under the hood, the WR-V is powered by the same engine options that are found in the Jazz. The 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel unit develops 99 BHP @ 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm of torque @ 1,750 rpm. It is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox and has a company claimed fuel economy of 25.5 KMPL. Meanwhile, the 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine produces 89 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm of torque @ 4,800 rpm. It comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox and has a claimed fuel economy of 17.5 KMPL.

 
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Also see: Honda WR-V begins arriving at dealer stockyard, launch on March 16

 

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