How on earth are we going to justify the fact above, because for most part on the exterior it’s difficult to see the connection between the Jazz and the WR-V, especially at the front. Go walk around and the silhouette looks familiar, and the rear isn’t too dissimilar, either. So that, then, is a good start for the WR-V.
Launched at Rs 7.75 lakh onwards, it is available in two trim levels (S and VX), shares its engines and the rest of mechanicals with the Jazz (1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel; five-speed MT on the former, six-speed on the latter), and six colour choices.
On the inside, the basic dash design is the usual Honda affair, with shared bits and bobs, but not an exact copy of the Jazz’s. Another differentiating feature is the Android-based ‘Digipad’ touchscreen infotainment system, which gets Mirrorlink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The Jazz’s interior has always been spacious; the WR-V continues with the tradition and offers 363 litres of boot space. The top-spec vehicle also gets an automatic climate control, cruise control (diesel-only), push-button starter, and even a sunroof.
ABS and EBD are standard; and so are dual airbags, regardless of the variant one chooses. And with Honda claiming the WR-V’s crash-worthiness with respect to full frontal, front offset, and rear moving barrier tests, it appears to be quite safe, too. With a ground clearance of 188 mm, it should be good enough for bad roads, too.
There’s also a range of accessories available for the WR-V, and a standard warranty of three years which can be extended to five years. Prices start at Rs 7.75 lakh for the base petrol and Rs 8.79 lakh for the base diesel. The fully loaded WR-V VX (petrol) costs Rs 8.99 lakhs while the corresponding diesel version is priced at Rs 9.99 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.