2020 Honda WR-V facelift India launch on July 2

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    Published On Jun 30, 2020 10:41:00 AM


    2020 Honda WR-V facelift India launch on July 2

    • Honda WR-V facelift prices to be revealed on July 2
    • Cosmetic changes and a re-jigged variant line-up are among the major changes
    • BS6-compliant petrol and diesel engine options to be on offer

    Honda Car India has announced that prices for the WR-V facelift will be revealed on July 2, 2020. The launch of the 2020 WR-V facelift has delayed significantly due to the coronavirus pandemic and is now expected to take place online only.

    What’s new on the 2020 WR-V?

    Visually, the 2020 WR-V gets a mild update, which does succeed in keeping the model looking fresh. New design elements include more pronounced creases on the front bumper, the new grille with horizontal slats, and new LED projector headlights and LED tail-lights. As before, the WR-V will get roof rails, 16-inch alloy wheels and LED DRLs too.

    In terms of features, there aren’t expected to be many changes; the most obvious differences will be seen in the updated fabric patterns and upholstery. Only two trim lines are expected to be offered with the 2020 WR-V - SV and VX - both will be well-kitted. 

    The entry-level WR-V SV is expected to get features such as dual front airbags, a rear defogger, a rear parking camera, 16-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights, LED DRLs, driver’s seat height adjust, power folding and adjustable ORVMs, power windows, automatic climate control, the 7.0-inch Digipad 2.0 touchscreen infotainment interface, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and SD card-based navigation. 

    The top-spec WR-V VX will add a rear wiper LED headlights, tail-lights and fog lights, a front centre armrest, cruise control, keyless entry and go, a leather-wrapped steering and a powered sunroof.

    Any mechanical changes on the 2020 WR-V?

    Except for the significant upgrades required to meet BS6 emission norms, the 2020 WR-V is expected to be identical to the pre-facelift model. In BS6 form, the 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine and the 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine are already used on the Amaze compact sedan. Manual gearboxes are standard on both; sadly, no automatic option is expected on the WR-V facelift. In diesel-manual guise, the WR-V is expected to be more fuel-efficient than compact SUV rivals like the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300.

    Expect prices to increase over the outgoing model to Rs 8.3-9.4 lakh for the petrol WR-V, while diesel WR-V prices are expected in the Rs 9.7-10.8 lakh bracket. A 3-year/unlimited kilometre warranty is expected to be as standard as well.


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    2020 Honda City video review

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