Excitement is building in the automotive world as Honda prepares to launch its highly anticipated compact SUV, the WR-V, in India. Based on the Jazz platform, this new addition to the Honda lineup is set to take on competitors like the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, and Ford EcoSport. Offering a spacious cabin, a sunroof, a cutting-edge touchscreen infotainment system, and several segment-first features like LED projector headlamps and cruise control, the WR-V promises to be a game-changer in the Indian SUV market. But what about its engine and mileage of Upcoming Honda WRV? In this article, we delve into the power and efficiency that drive the Honda WR-V.
Upcoming Honda WRV Engine Options
Under the hood of the Honda WR-V, you’ll find two engine options: a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both powertrains come paired with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard, although there’s no word yet on an automatic gearbox option.
The 1.2-litre petrol engine, shared with models like the Jazz and the Amaze, delivers 90 PS of power and 110 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the 1.5-litre diesel engine, also found in the Jazz, Amaze, and City, boasts a more robust performance with 100 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque.
Thanks to its aerodynamic design and lightweight body, the Honda WR-V is expected to provide commendable fuel efficiency. While its mileage figures are slightly lower than the Jazz (which achieves 17.1 kmpl for petrol and 24.7 kmpl for diesel), they remain competitive within the segment. For instance, the Hyundai Venue achieves 17.52 kmpl for petrol and 23.7 kmpl for diesel, while the Tata Nexon delivers 17.4 kmpl for petrol and 21.5 kmpl for diesel.
Comparison With Rivals
To help you better understand how the Honda WR-V stacks up against its competitors, we’ve created a comparison table:
|Honda WR-V Petrol||1.2-litre i-VTEC||90 PS||110 Nm||5-speed MT||16.5 kmpl|
|Honda WR-V NA||1.5-litre NA||100 PS||200 Nm||5-speed MT||23.7 kmpl|
|Hyundai Venue Petrol||1.2-litre Kappa||83 PS||114 Nm||5-speed MT||17.52 kmpl|
|Hyundai Venue Diesel||1.5-litre CRDi||100 PS||240 Nm||6-speed MT||23.7 kmpl|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol||1.5-litre K15B Smart Hybrid||105 PS||138 Nm||5-speed MT/4-speed AT||17.03 kmpl/18.76 kmpl|
|Tata Nexon Petrol||1.2-litre Revotron Turbocharged||120 PS||170 Nm||6-speed MT/6-speed AMT||17.4 kmpl/16 kmpl|
|Tata Nexon Diesel||1.5-litre Revotorq Turbocharged||110 PS||260 Nm||6-speed MT/6-speed AMT||21.5 kmpl/21.9 kmpl|
|Ford EcoSport Petrol||1.5-litre Ti-VCT Dragon||122 PS||149 Nm||5-speed MT/6-speed AT||15.9 kmpl/14.7 kmpl|
|Ford EcoSport Diesel||1.5-litre TDCi||100 PS||215 Nm||5-speed MT||21.7 kmpl|
The Honda WR-V is poised to meet the growing demand for compact SUVs in India with its refined and reliable engine performance, coupled with competitive mileage figures that suit Indian driving conditions. Moreover, it offers an edge over its rivals in terms of features, spaciousness, and design.
Expected to be priced between Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh (ex-showroom), the Honda WR-V is scheduled for launch in the second half of this year.
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Q: What are the dimensions of the Honda WR-V?
A: The Honda WR-V has a length of 3999 mm, a width of 1734 mm, a height of 1601 mm, a wheelbase of 2555 mm, and a ground clearance of 188 mm.
Q: What are the safety features of the Honda WR-V?
A: The Honda WR-V will come equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a rear camera, and ISOFIX child seat anchors as standard. Additionally, top variants will include hill start assist, vehicle stability assist, and brake assist.
Q: What are the colour options for the Honda WR-V?
A: The Honda WR-V will be available in six exciting color options: Premium Amber Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Radiant Red Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, and Platinum White Pearl.