Honda Cars India Ltd is planning to launch the BSVI-compliant version of WR-V in India soon. The car will be available in both Petrol and Diesel versions.
The Honda WR-V is the Japanse car giant’s answer to the oh-so-popular sub-4-metre SUVs. Based on the Jazz, the WR-V was first launched in India back in 2017, and has enjoyed decent popularity among car buyers owing to its rugged styling, premium equipment list and frugal engines. Now, Honda will soon launch the BSVI-compliant version of the car that will come with revised styling, updated engine options, new features and some cosmetic updates. Recently, official images of the 2020 Honda WR-V BS6 has been released online, thereby revealing at the arrival of the updated model.
2020 Honda WR-V (BSVI) official teaser image
As visible in the images, the front grille seems of the new model has been redesigned. Even the headlamps, LED DRLS, LED Taillights, and alloy wheels have a new look. There will be some new upholstery and additional equipment on the new WR-V. The outgoing, BSIV-compliant WR-V is available with 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine options. The former can generate a maximum power figure of 90 PS against a peak torque of 110 Nm, while the latter is good for 101 PS and 200 Nm of max power and torque, respectively. There are only manual transmissions on offer- a 5-speed unit for the petrol motor and a 6-speed unit for the diesel one. There might also be a CVT option in the pipeline as well, seeing how popular automatic gearboxes are nowadays.
The BSVI-compliant version of the Honda WR-V will feature the same engines, albeit, with updates to meet the new emission norms. Earlier this year, in January, Honda had launched the Amaze BS6 with the same two engines, so it would be easy for Honda to do the same for its little crossover. There is no word on the Jazz though, and there are rumours circulating that the Maruti Baleno-rivalling hatchback might be discontinued.
Honda WR-V BSVI model will feature a few changes compared to the older model
The official price list of the 2020 Honda Jazz facelift will be revealed only after its launch. However, we estimate an increment of around Rs. 15,000 for the petrol variants and Rs. 50,000 for the diesel. The current prices of WRV begin at Rs 8.08 lakh and go up to Rs. 10.48 Lakh (all prices ex-showroom). The car will compete against Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, and Mahindra XUV300.