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Upcoming Honda WR-V

Upcoming Honda WR-V: Everything You Need To Know

Honda is gearing up to launch the second-generation WR-V in India by August 2023. The new WR-V is a compact SUV that promises to offer more space, style and features than its predecessor. Here are some of the key details you need to know about the upcoming Honda WR-V.

Launch Date

Upcoming Honda WR-V
Upcoming Honda WR-V

The new Honda WR-V is expected to be launched in India by August 2023. It will first go on sale in Indonesia, where it was recently unveiled. Honda has not yet announced the booking dates for the new WR-V in India.

Launch DateExpected MonthExpected Year
IndiaAugust2023
IndonesiaNovember2022

Upcoming Honda WR-V Dimensions

The new Honda WR-V is based on the same platform that underpins the latest Amaze sold in India. It is larger than the previous-gen WR-V in every dimension. Here is a comparison of the dimensions of the new and old WR-V:

DimensionNew WR-VOld WR-V
Length4,060 mm3,999 mm
Width1,780 mm1,734 mm
Height1,608 mm1,601 mm
Wheelbase2,550 mm2,555 mm

Boot Space

The new Honda WR-V has a boot space of 380 litres, which is slightly less than the old WR-V’s 363 litres. However, the new WR-V has a more practical shape and a lower loading lip for easier access.

Boot SpaceNew WR-VOld WR-V
Litres380363

Ground Clearance

The new Honda WR-V has a ground clearance of 220 mm, which is higher than the old WR-V’s 188 mm. This makes it more suitable for tackling rough roads and speed bumps.

Ground ClearanceNew WR-VOld WR-V
mm220188

Upcoming Honda WR-V Engine

The new Honda WR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that comes from the Honda City. It produces 121 PS of power and 145 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a CVT (automatic transmission) as standard. There is no word on whether Honda will offer a diesel engine or a manual transmission option for the new WR-V in India.

EngineNew WR-VOld WR-V
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol/Diesel
Displacement1.5-litre1.2-litre/1.5-litre
Power121 PS90 PS/100 PS
Torque145 Nm110 Nm/200 Nm
TransmissionCVTManual/CVT

Mileage

The official mileage figures of the new Honda WR-V are not yet revealed. However, we can expect it to be similar to the Honda City’s mileage, which is rated at 18.4 kmpl for the petrol-CVT variant.

MileageNew WR-V (expected)Old WR-V (ARAI)
Petrol-CVT18.4 kmpl16 kmpl
Petrol-ManualNA17.5 kmpl
Diesel-ManualNA25.5 kmpl

Safety

The new Honda WR-V comes with more safety features than the old WR-V. It gets six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESP), hill start assist and rear parking sensors as standard. It also gets Honda’s ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) technology, which includes lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, auto high beam and automatic emergency braking. However, it is not clear if these features will be offered in India or not.

Safety FeatureNew WR-VOld WR-V
Airbags62
ABS with EBDYesYes
ESPYesNo
Hill Start AssistYesNo
Rear Parking SensorsYesYes
Honda Sensing (ADAS)YesNo

Interior

The interior of the new Honda WR-V looks almost identical to the Honda Amaze. It gets a dual-tone dashboard with silver accents, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, push button start-stop, steering-mounted controls and a multi-information display. The new WR-V also gets an option to start the engine and air conditioning remotely using a key in higher variants.

Interior FeatureNew WR-VOld WR-V
Dashboard ColorDual-toneBlack
Touchscreen Infotainment7-inch7-inch
Android Auto and Apple CarPlayYesYes
Automatic Climate ControlYesYes
Push Button Start-StopYesYes
Steering-Mounted ControlsYesYes
Multi-Information DisplayYesYes
Remote Engine and AC StartYesNo

Upcoming Honda WR-V On Road Price

The expected price of the new Honda WR-V in India is between Rs 8 lakh and Rs 11 lakh. The final on road price will depend on the variant, features, taxes and insurance charges.

VariantExpected Price (ex-showroom)
WR-V ERs 8 lakh
WR-V RSRs 11 lakh

Conclusion

The new Honda WR-V is a significant upgrade over the old WR-V in terms of design, space, features and performance. It will compete with other sub-4m SUVs like Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite. If you are looking for a stylish and spacious compact SUV with advanced safety features and a smooth petrol engine, then you should wait for the new Honda WR-V.

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Siddharth Antre

Hey, I am Siddharth Antre, Blogger & Youtuber From Nashik. Here I share all Auto News on Daily Basis. Writing Blogs since 2014.

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