The Honda WR-V has been in the Indian markets for 3 years, and it has been due for a face lift. Along with the mechanical BS6 update, the vehicle’s interiors and exteriors will also be updated. By doing so, not only does the 2020 WR-V become BS6 compliant, but the refreshed looks will once again make it relevant in the Indian market. The BS6 WR-V will be up for sale by the end of this month, and you can book it for a price of Rs 21,000.
The 2020 WR-V updates are subte, yet observable, and the Japanese automaker has released information about the new updates that makes this BS6 WR-V different from its BS4 version.
The updated interiors and exteriors of the BS6 WR-V
The WR-V has always been known for the space and roominess it offers, and the list of features it offers on the inside were also quite adequate. The interiors of the facelifted BS6 WR-V are more or less the same, with the inclusion of a new seat fabric.
Apart from that, it will carry forward features from the BS4 WR-V, features like a 7 inch touch infotainment system which supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and satellite based navigation. Furthermore the WR-V has a semi digital instrument cluster, cruise control, automatic climate control, keyless entry and press start/stop engine. The top end WR-V is will have a leather wrapped steering wheel, centre armrest and a electric sunroof.
The change of the exteriors seem significant as the headlamps which previously used halogen lamps have been upgraded to LED projector headlamps and the rear also now incorporates a new set of ‘C’ shaped tail lights. The front grille of the vehicle has also been refreshed.
The power train and safety features of the BS6 WR-V
The WR-V unlike the Jazz, offers both diesel and petrol powertrains, and it borrows both these engines from the Honda Amaze. The BS6 petrol 1.2 litre i-VTEC engine produces 88 hp and 110 NM of torque. This petrol engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. The BS6 diesel 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine generates 98 hp and 200 NM of torque. The diesel engine is coupled with a 6 speed manual. For now it appears that the WR-V will not provide an automatic transmission, and this does seem like a downer.
There is not much of a change with respect to the safety features, the WR-V will continue to have dual airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), a reverse parking camera and a brake override system.
The variants offered in the BS6 WR-V
The WR-V will be available in the entry level SV MT variant and the top end VX MT trim. The SV variant will sport features like a reverse parking camera with sensors, dual airbags, ABS, EBD, electric ORVMs, (outside rear view mirrors) and alloy wheels. The SV trim will also use a Digipad media system which can support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The higher end VX trim will offer the features of the SV variant and over and above that it will have more premium features such as LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, keyless entry with press start button, a leather wrapped steering wheel and an electric sunroof.
The facelifted BS6 Honda WR-V does not technically have any rivals as it is a crossover, but it will surely offer competition to the Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV 300, Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford Ecosport. The price of the BS6 WR-V is expected to rise, and cost about 8.40 lakhs to 9.80 lakhs (prices being ex-showroom).