2019 Honda WRV. Though it is based on the Jazz, it gets multiple changes to create its own identity. It gets a high ground clearance, Larger wheels, sunroof and new audio system.It also gets a lot of cladding around that makes it look muscular and intimidating. It also comes with LED daytime running lights, keyless entry and cruise control. Thus it make for a very good choice. Honda’s latest entrant in the subcompact SUV space, WRV has been enjoying popularity in the Indian market.
The proof of this lies in the fact that the compact SUV has crossed 16,000 sales mark with over 23,000 bookings within four months of its launch. Considering the high demand for the Honda WRV, the Japanese carmaker is planning to ramp up its production to 5,000 units from 3,400 units on the monthly basis. The current demand and production ratio has resulted into a waiting period of up to 2 months. The company aims to cut it down before coming festive season. With a total sales of 4,243 units in June 2018, the Honda WRV marked its entry into the top five best-selling utility vehicles of the month. The company has sold a total of 14,156 units (8,253 petrol and 5,903 diesel) of the compact SUV so far.
There are two engines available. One is a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that produces about 88bhp of power and 115Nm of maximum torque. The gearbox has undergone some changes to deliver better performance this engine. The second id the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that produces close to 98bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. This comes with a six-speed transmission. Read further to know more about the Honda WRV Price in India, Features, Specifications, Automatic, Mileage etc. There are only 2 variants and the Honda WRV comes up an exciting crossover to buy.
The number of features available are more than the Jazz, so it is an attractive product. So, the 2019 Honda WRV Price in India is higher as it comes with multiple changes over the hatchback. The base variant comes with dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature on them. This makes it a very good option to buy over some other competitors. The engines remain the same as the Honda Jazz. However, they are tuned differently to take the additional weight and deliver better performance. The petrol has better drivability and the diesel engine has got an oxygen sensor for the first time in any Honda car for India.
Unfortunately, there is no automatic variant available on the 2019 Honda WRV as of now. A good mileage is one of the high points about the 2019 Honda WRV. This crossover claims very good mileage figures. The 1.2-litre petrol mill returns close to 12-13 km/l in the city, while on the highway it is close to 16 km/l. On the other hand, the diesel engine should return close to 17 km/l in the city and about 22 km/l on the highway. The ARAI claimed mileage for the petrol engine is 17km/l, while for the diesel it is 26km/l. There is no petrol automatic on offering at the moment, but the company should soon be offering one with a 1.5-litre petrol engine.
Designed on the Jazz, the new 2019 Honda WRV gets a host of new elements that save it from being mistaken as Jazz’s spin off. Featuring bold chrome band that runs between the pulled back headlamps, the upfront of the car looks similar to the BR-V. In addition, it gets a newly designed bumper that infuses aggression to the front profile. Unlike the front end, the side profile gets some Jazz resembling elements. It has borrowed the side panels, character lines, doors and window shape from its donor hatchback sibling. Though, Honda has added new bits such as new roof rails atop, plastic cladding on the lower body, new diamond cut alloy wheels and flared wheel arches. Round the back, Honda has used new design cues that give it a new identity. What enhance its sporty appearance are the L-shaped taillamps, new tail-gate and the dual tone bumper.
In addition, the license plate has been repositioned a tad that sets it apart from its donor hatchback. Honda has altered the dimensions in a bid to provide more space on the inside. The overall length of the car measures 3,999mm, while its width and height stand at 1734mm and 1601mm respectively. The wheelbase at 2,555mm makes for a spacious cabin to accommodate five adults. Ground clearance is around 188mm and the luggage compartment is 363-litres large. Unlike the exterior styling, the SUV carries almost same elements as Jazz save for some new bits. It not only gets similar styling but it also sports same layout.The quality of material used on the rear seats is neither too hard nor too soft that makes it very comfortable to use.
Changes made to the dimensions make the interior more comfortable in terms of space. The cabin with increased proportions allows space for five adults. The driver’s seat in front, is well-cushioned and offer great thigh support, back support and gets a height adjuster. While there is enough headroom in front, the rear side offers better leg room and knee-room. Comfort goodies such as automatic climate control with touch control panel, one push start/stop button, smart key with keyless remote, keyless entry & central door lock, driver side power door lock master switch, all power windows with key-off time lag, cruise control, power operated ORVM with power folding function, front centre armrest with storage console, accessory charging ports with li etc are packed in the SUV. Utility space on the inside includes bottle holders on front and rear doors, cubby holes, front seat back pocket, glovebox etc.
The front armrest in front also comes with storage space and there are two cup holders in the front console box. Connectivity features such as the integrated 8.9cm audio with AUX-in port, 7.0-inch DIGIPAS touchscreen infotainment system, in-built satellite linked turn-by-turn navigation, My storage internal media memory (1.5GB), Mirror Link, internet access for browsing etc, voice commands for media navigation and calling are available with the SUV. Along with these, it also comes with smart phone voice assistance activation, Bluetooth for handsfree telephone and audio streaming support, USB-In ports, HDMI-In ports, micro SD card slots, AM/FM, digital tuner, MP3WAV, i-Pad/i-Phone, steering mounted controls for audio & voice are also a part of the pack.
On the outside, it gets pulled back headlamps with integrated DRLs, electric sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear washer & wiper, fog lamps etc among others. While on the inside, it gets tilt & telescopic adjust for steering wheel, multi-information combination meter with LCD display etc. Compared to the Jazz, the subcompact SUV is 44mm longer, 40mm wider and 57mm taller. In addition, the wheelbase has been increased by 25mm and the ground clearance has also been raised by 23mm. With these changes, the SUV offers decent room inside the boot that stands at 363-litres.
With the implementation of the GST tax regime, the 2019 Honda WRV received a price cut of around Rs 10,000. The revised pricing for WRV falls between Rs 7.66 lakh to Rs 9.91 lakh compared to the previous prices that ranged between Rs 7.75 lakh to Rs 9.99 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Based on Honda’s premium hatchback Jazz, the sub four-meter SUV carries crossover like styling bits. The vehicle not only shares most of its design features and underpinnings with the Jazz, but it also uses the same set of engines that power the premium hatchback. The 2019 Honda WRV line-up comes with the 1.2-litre, i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine with a choice between two manual transmissions.