After successful debut in Brazilian market, Honda is all set to launch the WR-V in India. The new sub-compact crossover will go on sale in India on 16th March 2017 with prices expected to start around INR 6.5 lac (equivalent PKR 9.97 lac).
The Honda WR-V is based on the Honda Jazz, but is notably bigger for the more practicality expected from a crossover. Compared to the hatchback it’s derived from, the WR-V has a 25 mm longer wheelbase, due to a different suspension mounting, and offers 21 mm more ground clearance.
In India, Honda will offer the WR-V with the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines from Honda Jazz. The four-cylinder petrol engine produces 90 PS at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm, while the four-cylinder diesel engine develops 100 PS at 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. The petrol model gets a 5-speed manual transmission, while the diesel model is equipped a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Honda WR-V’s brochure isn’t out yet, and so, specifications for specific trim levels are unknown for now. The top-end VX trim however, will have features like headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights, faux skid plates, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, sunroof and 7-inch Digipad touch-screen infotainment system with navigation, Wi-Fi and MirrorLink. On the safety, Honda will offer ABS and dual front airbags as standard.
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On the other hand Honda Atlas Pakistan is accepting booking for the BR-V 7 seater, with prices starting from PKR 22.41 lac for the base version and going up to PKR 23.41 lac for the fully loaded S trim. In India however, the BR-V is available from INR 9.11 lac (PKR 13.97 lac) while the fully loaded petrol variant cost INR 12.24 lac (PKR 19.08 lac).