Honda launches facelifted WR-V, prices start at Rs 8.49 lakh
Changes to the WR-V include a pair of BS6-compliant engines and cosmetic updates
The WR-V is Honda’s take on the compact SUV segment. And while it has been around for a while now, it still looks fairly modern and still packs a sizable feature list. Talks of an update in time for the BS6 deadline had been in the air for a while now, but the current situation may have caused delays to the original launch. However, it’s out now and Honda has given it a nip and tuck and updated both petrol and diesel engines to meet BS6 emission norms.
Not much has changed on this facelifted WR-V, it gets a new grille, a reworked front bumper and a new set of LED projector headlights and LED taillights. The WR-V also gets new 16-inch alloy wheels. Jump inside and you’ll notice some new upholstery for the seats and an added touch of chrome. Although, the WR-V already had a fairly extensive feature list including — a sunroof, automatic climate control, a 6.9-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, among others.
Powering the WR-V is either a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, producing 88bhp and 110Nm of torque, paired to a five-speed manual transmission. There is also a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine which produces 98bhp and 200Nm of torque, paired to a six-speed manual transmission.
Prices for the WR-V start at Rs 8.49 lakh for the petrol SV variant, and go up to Rs 10.99 lakh for the diesel VX variant. You can take a look at the full price list below. The WR-V competes in the hotly contested compact-SUV space, populated by the likes of the Ford Ecosport and the Hyundai Venue.