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.
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 Date||Expected Month||Expected Year|
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:
|Dimension||New WR-V||Old WR-V|
|Length||4,060 mm||3,999 mm|
|Width||1,780 mm||1,734 mm|
|Height||1,608 mm||1,601 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,550 mm||2,555 mm|
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 Space||New WR-V||Old WR-V|
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 Clearance||New WR-V||Old WR-V|
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.
|Engine||New WR-V||Old WR-V|
|Power||121 PS||90 PS/100 PS|
|Torque||145 Nm||110 Nm/200 Nm|
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.
|Mileage||New WR-V (expected)||Old WR-V (ARAI)|
|Petrol-CVT||18.4 kmpl||16 kmpl|
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 Feature||New WR-V||Old WR-V|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Hill Start Assist||Yes||No|
|Rear Parking Sensors||Yes||Yes|
|Honda Sensing (ADAS)||Yes||No|
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 Feature||New WR-V||Old WR-V|
|Android Auto and Apple CarPlay||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Climate Control||Yes||Yes|
|Push Button Start-Stop||Yes||Yes|
|Remote Engine and AC Start||Yes||No|
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.
|Variant||Expected Price (ex-showroom)|
|WR-V E||Rs 8 lakh|
|WR-V RS||Rs 11 lakh|
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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