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    Honda WR-V Bookings Open, Will Get Diesel Engine

    by Mahesh Yadav on Friday, Apr 03 2020

    Honda recently updated its website to convey that they’ve opened bookings for the 2020 WR-V facelift. The biggest news here is that it’s keeping its diesel engine even in the BS6 era. The BS4 version of the car had a 1.2-litre normal petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel.

     

    Honda WR-V

    Here are the petrol and diesel engine specifications of the BS4 version of the WR-V:

    HONDA WR-V BS4 ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

    Type

    Normal Petrol

    Turbo Diesel

    Displacement

    1.2-litre

    1.5-litre

    Power

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    Torque

    110Nm @ 4800rpm

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    Transmission

    5-speed

    6-speed

    Fuel Efficiency

    17.5kmpl

    25.5kmpl

     

    According to the Honda website, the car will retain features like electric sunroof and cruise control while adding LED projector headlamps and LED taillamps to the list.

    Honda WR-V Projector Headlamp

    The notable featureds of the WR-V are:

    • 7-inch touchscreen (no Android Auto/Apple Carplay)
    • Automatic AC
    • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
    • Cruise control
    • Electrically-adjustable and foldable outside mirrors

    Strangely, the cruise control and keyless entry features were only available with the diesel engine. Let’s hope Honda brings some feature parity between the two powertrain with the facelift.

    The WR-V also finds itself in a tricky spot. While it does look quite butch compared to the Jazz, it’s not butch enough to challenge any of the sub-4m SUVs like the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport or Tata Nexon. The upcoming Kia Sonet would only make the matters worse for the Honda WR-V, since the WR-V hasn’t had the pricing card to lure buyers in its favour.

    Keeping the diesel engine alive in the BS6 era is certainly a step in the right direction. They’ll also need to price it well to gain any traction, especially considering the the expected damp market conditions once the country recovers from the virus outbreak.

    Honda WR-V Petrol Variants Explained:

    Honda WR-V Dieel Variants Explained:


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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