2020 Honda WRV Launched In India: Is It Worth Drooling?

The updated iteration of 2020 Honda WRV drops the base S version.

2020 Honda WRV Launched In India Is It Worth Drooling

Honda digitally launched its 2020 WRV crossover at Rs 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom) in the country. The sub-compact SUV is offered in two variants and two engine options – petrol and diesel. The WRV would be soon touching the 1 lakh sales mark since its introduction in March 2017. The ratio of petrol and diesel variants sold has been almost similar. So is the BS6 version brings any major changes? Let’s delve into more details.

Honda has played safe in terms of styling with cosmetic touches to its exterior. The noticeable aspects include the pronounced crease at the front bumper and a thick chrome slat at the front. LED projector headlamps with integrated Daytime Running Lights and position lamp, LED fog lamps and LED rear combination to ensure it appears as a modern crossover.

The electric sunroof continues to be the highlight of the WRV. It gets the same overall body cladding as its predecessor. Most of the features are carried over from the previous version. It gets R16 diamond-cut alloy wheels which are available in Berlina Black wheels for petrol and Shark Grey units for diesel variants.

Engines of the Honda WRV are also carried over which means it continues to be powered by the 1.2-litre petrol motor which belts out a top power of 90hp and 110Nm of peak torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces max power of 100hp and 200Nm of max torque. The petrol unit is linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox whereas the diesel one gets a 6-speed manual transmission. The former delivers a mileage of 16.5kmpl while the latter engine is good for 23.7kmpl.

Interiors of the 2020 WRV are kept intact except for a few tweaks here and there. The premium fabric pattern and upholstery are a nice addition though.

The Honda WRV 2020 comes in a number of paint options – Premium Amber Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, Radiant Red Metallic and Platinum White Pearl.

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Do all these aspects make the 2020 WRV a drool-worthy buy?

It divides opinion in our team. The major deal-breaker for this question is the price. The prices of the 2020 WRV have increased by Rs 35,000 for the new base, SV variant and Rs 65,000 for the top-spec VX trim. Although the prices have increased, its base is now more feature-loaded than its competition. In fact, it competes with some of their mid-variants of Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and Maruti Vitara Brezza. Similarly, the fully-loaded VX variant gets loaded to the brim. Whichever option you go for you won’t regret it.

So is it worth drooling? Yes, it is, indeed.

Do let us know what do you think about the 2020 Honda WRV in the comments section below.

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