Honda Cars India launches All-New Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle ‘Honda WR-V' in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 20th, 2017: Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, today introduced its much-anticipated new model, Honda “WR-V”. The WR-V is an all-new Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle based on Honda's globally successful Jazz platform. It features a Sporty and Sophisticated exterior design, high quality spacious interiors with advanced equipment, top of the class fuel efficiency, powerful performance and full range of safety features.
WR-V is the first model developed by Honda R&D India along with Honda R&D, Japan, to match the needs and aspirations of young Indian customers who are looking for status, comfort and have an active lifestyle. The R&D in India has specifically worked on design & engineering concept suitable for right-hand drive and India-exclusive powertrains.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “The fast-evolving Indian market has shown strong demand for compact vehicles that are stylish, comfortable and have premium features. With the launch of the Honda WR-V, we would like to provide joy for recreational usage and comfortable driving for daily use in the city for customers in India. We are confident that WR-V will help us to fortify our premium image in all segments.”
“Bengaluru is one of the most rapidly growing markets for Honda Cars India Ltd. in the southern region. We are extremely thankful to our customers in Karnataka and in India at large, for their faith in the brand. We strongly believe that the Honda WR-V would very aptly compliment the busy lifestyle of the people in the city,” he added.
The WR-V has been developed under the concept of “Refresh for Urban India” which is built around 3 core concepts of Urban Active Lifestyle that is high seating stance & ground clearance, Smart Compact Exterior with Spacious Interior along with Versatility & Utility, Pleasurable high quality interior & class leading fuel efficiency.
The new WR-V has a striking road presence with bold looks. It has exclusive day-time-running LED DRL & position lamps and the front grill with solid wing face. All this accentuates its premium appeal with intense, sharp and stunning look. The large glass area offers excellent driver visiblity and sense of space for all occupants.
· Front Solid Wing Chrome Grille
· First-in-segment Electric Sunroof with One-Touch Open/Close Function with Auto Reverse
· R16 Alloy Wheel design with gunmetal finish
· Headlamp Integrated Signature LED DRLs & position lamps
· Premium Split Type Rear Combination Lamps
· Front Fog Lamps & LED High Mount Stop Lamp
· Turn Indicator on ORVM
· Silver Finished Roof Rail Garnish
· Armor like protective body cladding with big tires
· High ground clearance
· Chrome door handles
The interior design concept of the new WR-Vis “Novelty Urban” that expresses fun, youthfulness, andprogressive feeling. The new WR-V comes with 2 interior color themes – UrbanCasual: Black and Bluish grey seat fabric and Urban Sophisticated: Black& Silver seat fabric. Based on Honda’s Man Maximum Machine Minimumconcept, the WR-V offers luxurious space, which is more than even cars inhigher categories.
Key Interior design features
· Advanced Multi-information Combination meter with LCD Display, Blue Backlight and silver finish
· Eco AssistTM Ambient Rings on Combimeter
· User-friendly smart interface for automatic climate control
· Sliver finished AC vents, door ornaments, dashboard ornaments
Intelligent storage spaces
· Front Centre Armrest designed to fit Tablets and iPads USB plug and accessory socket
· Front console box with separate pocket
· 3 cup holders and 4 bottle holders
The WR-V adopts the best of Honda’s powertrains toachieve a perfect balance of performance and fuel economy.
1.5L DOHC i-DTEC Diesel
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1.2L SOHC i-VTEC
The 5-speed Manual Transmission of petrol WR-V is anewly developed transmission to maximize the performance of WR-V withthe 1.2L i-VTEC engine.
KEYSPECIFICATION OF WR-V
*Minimumground clearance mentioned is in unladen condition
The suspension of WR-V has been designed to match the activelifestyle of the customers with greater roll stability and improved rigidityfor better handling performance.
· Mac-Phersonstrut front suspension.
· Twistedtorsion beam rear suspension
Honda WR-Voffers a host of Advanced Interior Equipment that offers information,entertainment and direction for the tech-savvy young Indian customer.Everything that the customer may need to stay connected with the outside worldis just a touch away.
· 17.7cm Advanced Infotainment withaudio , video and navigation system - Digipad
· In-builtSatellite Linked Turn-by-turn Navigation
· Mystorage Internal Media Memory 1.5GB
· MirrorLink support for Smartphone Connectivity
· Internetaccess for Browsing, Email and Live Traffic via optional Wifi Receiver
· VoiceCommands for Media, Navigation and Calling
· SmartphoneVoice Assistant Activation
· Bluetoothfor Handsfree Telephone and Audio Streaming Support
· AM/FMDigital Radio Tuner, MP3/WAV, i-Pod
· MicroSD Card Slots for Maps and Media (2 Nos.) & HDMI-IN port
· Steeringmounted controls for HFT, Audio, Voice command and Cruise control
· AutomaticClimate Control with Touch Control Panel
· OnePush Start/Stop Button with white and red illumination
· HondaSmart Key System with Keyless Remote
· FrontCentre Armrest with Storage Console
· PowerSteering (EPS) - Tilt and Telescopic
WR-V is equipped with a wide range of Honda’s active and passive safety technologies, which are offered as standard equipment across all variants.
· Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACETM) Body Structure
· Dual SRS front airbags
· Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
· Impact mitigating front head rest
· Pedestrian injury mitigation technology
· Intelligent Pedal (Brake Over Ride System)
· Multi-angle rear view camera with guidelines – Only in VX grade
GRADES & COLOURS
The Honda WR-V is offered in two grades S and VX in both Petrol and Diesel variants.
The Honda WR-V is available with a choice of 6 color options: Premium Amber Metallic (New), Modern Steel Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic
SALES, SERVICE AND WARRANTY
Deliveries of the Honda WR-V will begin immediately from theHCIL dealer network of 336 facilities in 224 cities across the country. TheHonda WR-V will offer complete peace of mind with 3 years / UnlimitedKilometers warranty as standard benefit to the customer. Additionally,customers can opt for Extended Warranty for additional two years / Unlimitedkilometers for extra peace of mind.
Price (Ex-showroom Bengaluru)
Price in INR