Honda WR-V under the knife

The news stream that should have come from Geneva has calmed down and that offers the possibility to peek across the border at what is going on there. Today the search ends in India, the country where Honda has presented the facelifted WR-V.

“The WR-V, where do I need to know it?” Not from the Dutch or European Honda range in any case. Honda only sells the compact crossover presented at the end of 2016 in a select number of South American and Asian markets, including the Indian ones (photo 3, 4 and 5). The WR-V is now presented in facelifted form in India and therefore the WR-V also deserves a moment of attention.

The WR-V is one of the many Honda models that use the Honda Jazz platform. Like the City, the HR-V that Honda offers in the Netherlands is another example of a Jazz-based car. The Jazz has been helped to a completely new generation and the City has therefore recently been renewed. The HR-V and this WR-V still have to continue in their current form, although the WR-V is now being refreshed. The exactly four-meter long WR-V gets a new front bumper in which, just like before, a silver-colored skid plate has been fitted to turn the cross-look on. Honda gives WR-V a new grille with horizontal blades that replaces the current one. The WR-V now has LED viewers, although the shape of the units will not change. Honda also adjusts the lighting at the rear, the rear light units are now also equipped with LED technology and have a C-shaped signature.

The engine list remains unchanged and that means that there is again a 90 hp and 110 Nm strong 1.2 and a 100 hp and 200 Nm strong 1.5 diesel on the order list. The diesel engine is always linked to a manual six-speed gearbox, the petrol version has a lower gear. The WR-V is competing in India against cars such as the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Tata Nexon and the Ford Ecosport. The starting price of the WR-V, of which Honda sold around 20,000 copies in India last year, has been converted to around € 9,800.


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