New Gen Honda WR-V Revealed; Will It Launch In India?
The much-anticipated second-gen Honda WR-V has finally been launched in Indonesia. Based on the Honda RS Concept, the new WR-V gets a more assertive, SUV-like design rather than the cross-hatched look of its outgoing model.
The new-gen Honda WR-V is based on the same platform that also underpins the Indian-spec Amaze sedan. Featuring a muscular yet sleek & assertive aerodynamic design, it is longer and wider than its predecessor. The key exterior highlights are –
- Sporty chrome studied grille mesh, flanked by angular wraparound headlamps.
- A new more aggressive front bumper with a wide air dam.
- Muscular fenders with blacked-out cladding on the lower portion of the SUV.
- Prominent shoulder line and a tapering roofline.
- An angular tailgate design with a new rear spoiler and raked rear windscreen.
- Chunky bumpers with faux skid plates.
Inside, we can see a new cabin layout that seems largely inspired by the ongoing Honda Amaze, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, red suede-effect leather upholstery, and analogue dials with a 4.2-inch MID. The other notable features of the 2022 Honda WR-V include automatic AC, 6 speakers, automatic LED headlamps, a lane-watch camera, remote engine start, up to six airbags, and the Honda Sensing safety suite that comes with lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, auto high beam assist, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, among others.
Under the hood, the new Honda WR-V is equipped with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine as the 5th-gen Honda City that makes 121PS of maximum power and 145Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic unit.
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Will Honda Launch The New WR-V In India?
While Honda is yet to make any official announcement regarding the same. But reports suggest that its India launch is currently under consideration.