2020 Honda WR-V Overview – carandbike

The 2020 Honda WR-V has been launched at a starting price of Rs. 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

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The 2020 Honda WR-V has been launched at a beginning worth of Rs. eight.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

The WR-V has been a kind of vehicles which has braved the weather in India. Might or not it’s the rising competitors or now the covid-19 pandemic. It, alongwith the Amaze and the Metropolis, has been a driver of sles for Honda and therefore we by no means doubted its swap to BS6. even The Honda WR-V in its BS6 kind has entered the market lately. The pandemic did have a half to play and the launch of the facelift bought delayed. After all there are up to date engines however there’s much more to speak about on this automobile. That features seems to be as additionally options. So, let’s try this premium hatchback!

Additionally learn: 2020 Honda WR-V Facelift Launched In India; Prices Start At ₹ 8.50 Lakh


The WR-V continues to get floor clearance of 188 mm.


As you’d most likely count on from a facelift; the face has modified on the WR-V. The grille is a large departure from the previous automobile, it has grown larger in measurement which fits it higher now and it seems to be modern as nicely. It additionally will get new projector lamps with LED DRLs and add to the signature look. The bumper and fog lamps have additionally modified and for good I need to add as a result of it brings in a way of aggression which the WR-V did not have earlier than. 

Additionally learn: 2020 Honda WR-V Facelift: Variants Explained


The entrance of the automobile has bought an entire makeover on this facelift

The adjustments proceed on the facet and rear too. The 16-inch alloy wheels are normal and look good too. The muscular wheel arches have all the time labored nicely for the automobile and proceed to take action. LED hind lights with a smoked therapy add to the sporty look. We have now so as to add right here that in the event you can jazz up the rear with a tailgate spoiler and a bumper protector as equipment. The automobile continues to get the identical 6 shade choices and one that you just see right here is known as the Radiant Crimson. We want there have been extra choices on supply although, a sentiment we expressed even once we reviewed the brand new technology Honda Metropolis. 


The C-shaped LED hind lights remind of some large Honda sedans just like the Civic

How Does It Drive?

I bought to drive the highest of the road VX trim with the diesel engine. As a result of it sits excessive off the bottom, it provides the motive force view of the highway. Now, in fact the petrol and diesel engines stay the identical each of that are BS 6 compliant. The 1.2 litre petrol motor churns out 89 bhp and generates a peak torque of 110 Nm. The claimed gas effectivity right here is 16.5 kmpl. The diesel punches out 99 bhp, whereas torque figures stand at 200 Nm. Now the diesel guarantees a a lot more healthy 23.7 kmpl, however is down by 2 kmpl when in comparison with the BS4 mill. Nevertheless, it nonetheless is healthier than a lot of the premium hatchbacks, subcompact sedans and even some subcompact SUVs. 


At 23.7 kmpl, the BS6 diesel engine is much less gas environment friendly than earlier than however higher than most vehicles within the worth phase

The diesel engine comes with a 6-speed gearbox which I’d have favored higher if  the gears have been a bit smoother to fit in. Nevertheless, the peak torque kicks in fairly early at round 1750 rpm so sure, it’s enthusiatic and has an important mid vary. Something beneath that although, and there is a lag. We could not drive the petrol however having skilled it earlier than, we all know that it isn’t as peppy as we’d favored it to be. 


The 1.5 litre Diesel motor makes the WR-V a enjoyable to drive automobile.

I fail to grasp why the WR-V has nonetheless not been given an automated gearbox with any of the engines. The truth is, it’s the solely automobile in your entire Honda portfolio in India proper from the Amaze all the way in which to CR-V with out an automated transmission. Properly, Honda has been requested that query repeatedly and it suggests that a automobile just like the WR-V is extra about having enjoyable and due to this fact a handbook caters to that want.

Specs Honda WR-V 1.2 Petrol Honda WR-V 1.5 Diesel
Displacement 1,199 cc 1,498 cc
Max Output 89 bhp at 6,000 rpm 99 bhp at three,600 rpm
Peak Torque 110 Nm at four,800 rpm 200 Nm at 1,750 rpm
Transmission 5-speed MT 6-speed MT

Now while you discuss experience and dealing with there is not an excessive amount of that differentiates the pre-facelift automobile to this one. The suspension may be very nicely fitted to Indian roads as we might came upon final time. It is set for consolation however there is no chill and the cabin sees no lateral motion when the suspension encounters a deep pothole. The excessive floor clearance of 188 mm additionally helps it skip on any unhealthy roads that you just would possibly encounter with out worrying in regards to the underbody and that confidence is price having in as we speak’s day and time. At excessive speeds too, the WR-V consists and there is no tyre noise that seeps in until you cross the 4000 rpm mark. 


The suspension is true between agency and delicate, which works nicely for Indian roads.


There’s quite a bit to sit up for within the cabin of the brand new WR-V. The electrical sunroof has all the time been an enormous novelty on the automobile and Honda will hope that it’ll proceed to draw customers. The brand new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system or Digipad 2.zero is suitable with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It additionally will get in-built navigation however the high quality of contact and readability leaves quite a bit to be desired, particularly after taking a look at different such techniques within the sub ₹ 10 lakh area. The nice factor is that the touchscreen together with automated local weather management are a part of normal gear. 


When in comparison with another sub ₹ 10 lakh vehicles, the contact display system leaves you wanting for extra

The newly designed seat upholstery with a mesh design can also be likeable. Small bits of chrome additionally add to the attraction. There’s additionally a driver seat peak adjuster and the steering might be adjusted for peak and attain and sure, each these are normal options. The steering wheel comes laden with controls for audio, voice, hands-free and cruise management switches. The entrance armrest has been up to date with a bigger storage space and is nice sufficient to swallow a full-size pill. The second row too is nice on area, however that’s the solely attribute for which you will use that adjective right here. Lacking rear AC vents, centre armrest and adjustable headrests are an enormous disappointment. The boot area at 363 litres, is a bit more than ample. 


Steering adjustment is each tilt and telescopic and the wheel additionally will get new controls

Each single security characteristic is normal on the WR-V together with the twin airbags, although the highest variants may’ve positively executed with extra.  ABS with EBD, rear parking digital camera, influence mitigating entrance head rests and pedestrian damage mitigation know-how are another options that deserve a point out.


The highest variants of the WR-V get simply 2 airbags

Pricing & Verdict

The WR-V has bought simply 2 variants, SV and VX in each petrol and diesel. Costs begin at ₹ eight.5 lakh (ex-showroom) for the SV Petrol and go upto ₹ 10.99 lakh for VX Diesel. That makes it extra akin to many subcompact SUVs on sale presently available in the market, extra so the highest variants. For instance the highest variant of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza handbook is priced at Rs 9.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), whereas the WR-V prices ₹ 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom). Ford Ecosport’s top-end diesel variant is priced at ₹ 11.67 lakh (ex-showroom) whereas for the Hyundai Venue it’s ₹ 11.52 lakh. It is usually much more costly than vehicles just like the Ford Freestyle, whose high finish diesel is priced equally to the bottom line petrol WR-V. However while you discuss options and drivability, the WR-V feels extra like a premium hatch. So it is going to be protected to say attributes from completely different segments have been taken to provide this automobile a novel character however Honda had an opportunity to make it stand out amidst the gang and we really feel there may have been extra on supply. The WR-V, although is likeable as a result of it is spacious and have wealthy.

Variant Petrol Diesel
SV ₹ eight.50 lakh ₹ 9.80 lakh
VX ₹ 9.70 lakh ₹ 11.00 lakh

(Pictures: Mukul Rautela)


Kerb Weight 1087 kg (Petrol) / 1205 kg (Diesel)
Gasoline Tank Capability 40 litres
Floor Clearance 188 mm
Size three,999 mm
Width 1734 mm
Peak 1,601 mm
Wheelbase 2,555 mm
Entrance Suspension MacPherson Strut, Coil Spring
Rear Suspension Twisted Torsion Beam, Coil Spring
Entrance Brake Disc (Ventilated)
Rear Brake Drum
Tyre Dimension 195/60 R16 (Alloy)
Spare Tyre 195/60 R16 (metal)
Turning radius 5.three meters
Boot capability 363 litres

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