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Coming to the stuff that matters, the WR-V will be offered in 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol engine and the 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine.

While the petrol version is available at ₹7.75 lakh and ₹8.99 lakh, the diesel variant is priced at ₹8.79 lakh and 9.99 lakh (all ex-showroom, Delhi).

The new auto is based on the Jazz platform and it comes with both petrol and diesel variants. With the launch of the new Jazz based crossover, Honda has entered into the crossover SUV segment in the country that competes with the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Mahindra TUV300.

The Honda WR-V is taller than Jazz but looks very similar especially from the side profile, which seems to borrow its younger sibling's doors, window lines and creases as well. The company, however, stayed away from introducing an automatic variant of the model. It is the first vehicle developed by the company's Indian R&D team in close association with its Japanese counterpart.

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The model comes with various features like satellite linked navigation, smartphone connectivity, dual airbags, anti lock braking system, among others.

The WR-V has been developed under the concept of 'Refresh for Urban India, ' which is built around three core concepts of Urban Active Lifestyle that is high seating stance and ground clearance, Smart Compact Exterior with Spacious Interior along with Versatility and Utility, Pleasurable high quality interior and class leading fuel efficiency. "We will make a consistent growth this year", said Y Ueno, president and CEO at Honda Cars India. The new City has received an overwhelming response with over 14,000 bookings till date.

Honda India has played a large role in the development of the WR-V. The transmission in the petrol variant will be taken care of by a five-speed manual gearbox while the diesel model gets a six-speed gearbox.

"Demonetisation led to cash crunch and severely impacted consumer sentiments and our business".

  • Desiree Holland