Honda India receives 3,000 bookings for the Honda WR-V
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Prices start from INR 7.75 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
At the sidelines of the Honda WR-V launch in Bangalore, Honda Cars India, Senior VP, Jnaneswar Sen, has divulged to the media that the company has already received 3,000 bookings for the Honda WR-V.
Prices of the WR-V were announced on March 16 in Delhi, which ranges from INR 7.75 Lakhs – INR 9.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). It may seem higher than the competition, but the base S grade comes with a good list of equipment. The WR-V rivals the Hyundai i20 Active, VW Cross Polo and Fiat Avventura, as well as sub-4m SUVs like the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300, and the upcoming Tata Nexon.
Although it is based on the Honda Jazz, the WR-V is 44 mm longer, 40 mm wider and 57 mm taller than the Jazz, measuring 3,999 mm in length, 1734 mm in width, 1601 mm in height and longer wheelbase of 2,555 mm. Ground clearance is also up by 23mm at 188mm. It also features a slightly distinctive, more aggressive design that helps put a good distance from the Honda Jazz.
The top-end VX Diesel comes equipped with 16-inch dual tone alloy rims, 7-inch DIGIPAD infotainment system, automatic climate control and a segment-first sunroof.
The WR-V is available with a 1.5L i-DTEC diesel motor or a 1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine. Unlike the Jazz there’s no option of an Earthdreams CVT in petrol, so the WR-V is only available with manual gearboxes; 5-speed unit in the petrol and 6-speed in the diesel.
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[Source: Hindustan Times]