Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has finally launched the WR-V facelift at a starting price of Rs. 8.50 lakh. The bookings were started in March 2020 only. This updated Jazz-based crossover is available in two variants: SV and VX.
2020 Honda WR-V
|Rs. 8.50 lakh||Rs. 9.70 lakh|
|Diesel||Rs. 9.80 lakh||Rs. 10.99 lakh|
* all prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
With the facelift update, honda has altered its variant line-up by replacing the base variant- S & mid-variant V with a new SV variant. It premiums Rs 35,000 and Rs. 55,000 then the older S petrol S diesel variants respectively. Meanwhile, the top-variant VX costs up to Rs 65,000 more than the older VX variant, depending upon the engine option.
2020 Honda WR-V Facelift: What’s New?
Honda has updated the front facia of the WR-V. It now features a new grill, consisting of horizontal slats instead of the older honeycomb pattern. It also gets Honda's signature chrome slat at the upper side. The company has also redesigned its lighting system. Now, It gets a LED projector headlamps with integrated DRLs, LED fog lamps, and LED elements in the taillights as well.
Both front & rear bumpers of the new WR-V are also tweaked, having a new fog lamp housing (at the front only), underbody cladding, and a new silver faux skid plate.
On the side, the overall profile of the car is unchanged.
Interior & Features
Inside, it gets a new leatherette upholstery. Apart from this, there is nothing that has been changed. Like before, it will carry forward features like Touchscreen infotainment system (digipad 2.0) with apple carplay and android auto connectivity, in-built navigation, electric sunroof, cruise control, height-adjustable driver seat, push engine start-stop button, electric ORVM, automatic climate control (Auto AC) with rear AC vents, tilt and telescopic adjustable 3-spoke steering wheel etc.
In terms of safety, it offers dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, speed alert system, seat belt reminder, reverse camera with guidelines, rear defogger as standard set of features.
Engine & Gearbox Options
Under the hood, the car still comes with a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol (90PS/110Nm) and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel (100PS/200Nm) engine equipped with 5-speed manual and a 6-speed manual gearbox respectively. Like the pre-facelift model, it does not offer any automatic transmission.
As per ARAI claims, WR-V diesel can cover 23.7 km in a liter. While the mileage for petrol WR-V is rated 16.5 kmpl.
Honda WR-V will continue to compete with Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexo, Ford Eco sports & Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Soon the competition will get tougher with the launch of upcoming Kia Sonet, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Nissan Magnite & Renault Kiger.
After a really long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, finally the new Honda WR-V has been launched. However, It doesn't carry anything larger than life changes that we should appreciate much. The changes are very less. Honda should at least given rotary knobs instead of annoying climate control touch panel and some connectivity features, which its rivals like Tata Nexon & Hyundai Venue offer.