Honda is a top automaker known for its creative and reliable products. Honda sells a variety of automobiles and bikes in India to suit diverse tastes. Also, Honda introduced the Upcoming Honda WR-V in Indonesia, which will arrive in India by August 2023. Based on the Amaze platform, the new WR-V has a new engine, design, and amenities. This article examines the future Honda WR-V.
The 2017 Honda WR-V subcompact crossover SUV is popular in India. The Jazz-based WR-V has a large interior, a powerful engine, and many features. Due to competition from newer models like Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, and others, the WR-V needs an upgrade.
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Upcoming Honda WR-V Expected Interior Features
The interior of the Upcoming Honda WR-V looks similar to that of the India-spec Amaze but with some differences. The dashboard follows a full-black theme with red accents on the door pads, steering wheel, and air vents. The instrument cluster is a digital-analog unit with a multi-information display. The centre console houses a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
The climate control is automatic and has rotary knobs. The seats are covered in leatherette upholstery and have adjustable headrests. The rear seat has a 60:40 split function and can be folded flat to increase the boot space. Some of the other interior features that are expected in the new WR-V are:
- Push button start-stop
- Keyless entry
- Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
- Steering-mounted audio controls
- Cruise control
- Rearview camera
- Power windows
- Power mirrors
- USB and AUX ports
- 12V power outlet
Upcoming Honda WR-V Exterior Looks
The exterior of the Upcoming Honda WR-V looks more rugged and sporty than the current model. The front fascia features a chrome-studded grille with the Honda logo in the center. The headlamps are LED units with integrated LED DRLs.
The bumper has a new shape and houses LED fog lamps and silver skid plates. The side profile has chunky plastic cladding on the wheel arches and lower doors. The door handles are C-pillar mounted, which gives a unique look to the car. The alloy wheels have a new design and are 16-inch in size. The roof rails add to the SUV-like stance of the car. The rear end has split LED tail lamps, a roof spoiler, a rear wiper, and a silver skid plate.
Expected Safety Features
The new WR-V is expected to be a safe car, as it has scored a five-star rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash test. The car is likely to come with six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC), hill start assist (HSA), and rear parking sensors as standard safety features. Moreover, the international model also gets ADAS features such as lane keep assist (LKA), road departure mitigation (RDM), adaptive cruise control (ACC), auto high beam (AHB), and automatic emergency braking (AEB). These features could be offered in India as well, depending on the variant and price.
Upcoming Honda WR-V Expected Launch Date and Price in India
The Upcoming Honda WR-V is expected to be launched in India by August 2023. The car could be offered in three variants: E, S, and VX. The expected price range of the new WR-V is Rs 8 lakh to Rs 13 lakh (ex-showroom). The table below shows the expected variant-wise price list of the new WR-V.
|E||Rs 8 lakh|
|S||Rs 10 lakh|
|VX||Rs 13 lakh|
The new WR-V will compete with other subcompact SUVs such as Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, and Mahindra XUV300.
Honda’s new WR-V is a promising subcompact SUV for sleek, capacious, powerful, and feature-rich buyers. Given its brand value, craftsmanship, and performance, the automobile could flourish in India. The company will also face stiff competition from cheaper competitors offering comparable or better value propositions. Honda must price and sell the new WR-V competitively to beat its competition.