2020 Honda WR-V gets exterior and interior changes along with BSVI-compliant petrol and diesel engine options.
Honda WR-V was first launched in India in 2017, be it a potential sub-four-metre compact SUV for our country. The WR-V has never witnessed a great success as the Japanese brand had expected, given the ever-growing competition from the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue or Tata Nexon. Not giving up on the vehicle, Honda is gearing up for 2020 BSVI-compliant version of the WR-V. Bookings for the 2020 Honda WR-V has commenced at a token amount of Rs 21,000. The launch of the 2020 WR-V is slated for later this month.
In its BSVI avatar, the 2020 Honda WR-V will get a refreshed styling that incorporates new horizontal front grille, LED projector headlights and fog lamps, new bumper design, silver skid plates, sunroof, LED taillamps among others.
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The 2020 Honda WR-V will continue to employ either a 1.2-litre -VTEC petrol engine or a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit. Honda hasn’t revealed the full specs of the 2020 WR-V BS6 powertrains. However, we expect them to carry quite a similar power output figures to the preceding BS4 model.
In the BS4 form, the 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol burner can deliver 89 BHP of power and 110 Nm of torque while the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel mill can churn out 99 BHP/ 200 Nm of torque. Transmission duties on the WR-V will be handled by a 5-speed MT as standard while there’s no confirmation on the automatic variant as yet.
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In another development, Honda is set to introduce the 2020 Honda City that will officially go on sale in March 16, 2020. The new-gen City will boast massive changes inside-out along with heavy mechanical upgrades. The much-awaited Honda City’s highlighting features should be a sunroof, Alexa integration and four airbags.