Bookings for the 2020 Honda WR-V facelift BS6 are open at company dealerships at a down payment of Rs 21,000
Honda Cars India has new two new launches in the offing. One is the new Honda City while the second one is the facelifted WR-V, both of which will launch sometime next month. The 2020 Honda City comes in with BS6-compliant petrol and diesel engine lineup along with some exterior and interior updates.
Now, the engine specs and dimensions of the 2020 Honda WR-V have been leaked from the official ARAI segment. The dimensions have not been changed in any way and the new WR-V measures 3,999mm in length, 1,734mm in width and 1,601mm in height. The wheelbase stands at 2,555 mm.
Exterior feature updates include a new radiator grille which sports horizontal slats, a Solid Wing chrome grille while halogen headlamps seen on the older model have been replaced by LED projector units with integrated DRLs and position lamps. Changes to the rear include new C-shaped LED tail lamps. The facelifted Honda WR-V also boasts of cruise control and electric sunroof.
Changes to the interiors have not been detailed yet but are not expected to receive any radical difference. The sub-four-metre crossover will continue to have steering-mounted controls, cruise control, push-button start and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system offering Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In terms of safety, the new WR-V will see features such as dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, rear parking camera and ABS + EBD as standard.
The 2020 Honda WR-V BS6 is powered by either a 1.2-litre i-VTEC NA petrol or 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel four-cylinder engine. The petrol engine is good for around 89bhp and 110Nm while mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The figures hit 99bhp and 200Nm for the diesel motor with a 6-speed manual. Honda Car India might offer a CVT option for the petrol as well as diesel variant.
It remains almost certain that the new 2020 Honda WR-V will be priced higher compared to its outgoing model which currently has a starting price of just over Rs 8 lakh ex-showroom. The highest trim comes at Rs 10.48 lakh. One can expect the prices to be hiked by around Rs 50,000 depending on the variant. The Honda WR-V mainly rivals the popular subcompact-SUVs such as the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Hyundai Venue. The 2020 WR-V is expected to be launched sometime in April following the launch of the 2020 Honda City.