Read the hits and misses of newly launched 2020 Honda WRV Facelift.
Honda introduced its 2020 WRV on July 2 at Rs 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The launch of the updated crossover is certain to stir the sub-compact SUV segment comprising of Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300. The Honda WRV continues to be offered with two engine options. Well, is all good in the crossover or has Honda overlooked some aspects? Let’s have a look at the hits and misses in the 2020 Honda WRV.
The updated Honda WRV gets a slightly trendier outfit this time. The pronounced creases on the front bumper give it an edgy appearance. A thick winged-chrome slat in the centre, LED projector headlights with DRLs, LED fog lamps and LED rear combination lamps form the highlights of the exterior styling. It gets 16-inch dual-tone diamond-cut alloys.
Base variant isn’t a barebone
Unlike the competition, the base variant of WRV — SV — is fairly loaded with features. It is way better than the base variants of its rivals. Some of its highlights are ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, rear parking camera with guidelines, projector headlamps, premium seat fabric, auto AC and others.
The new WRV is decently kitted with cruise control, powered sunroof, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with Digipad 2.0 and navigation, automatic climate control, 4 speakers, keyless entry and tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment.
The 2020 iteration of the Honda WRV sees a whooping increase in prices of up to Rs 65,000. The BS6 version has omitted the S variant and now comes only in two variants – SV and VX.
Honda continues to skip automatic gearbox from the WRV engines. We expected the Japanese automaker to link AT this time but, Honda had other plans.