2017 Honda WR-V Review
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2017 Honda WR-V Review

Car Tested: 2017 Honda WR-V; Road Test No. 801; Test Location: Goa

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 9.23 – 12.29 lakhs

The Jazz based compact crossover gets a lot of changes underneath

Honda has had products in almost every segment in India right from compact hatchback to premium SUV and luxury sedan. However, there was a void to fill in the sub 4-metre crossover segment. The Japanese automaker has derived the WR-V from the Jazz and it gets quite a lot of changes over the premium hatchback. Is the WR-V a good contender in the crossover segment? We drive it in beautiful Goa to have a look.

Motor Quest: The WR-V shares its underpinnings and many components with the Jazz but Honda has been clever enough to make some other changes too, that differentiate the crossover from the hatchback.

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The bold styling elements make the car look striking

Exteriors – The WR-V gets quite a lot of changes over the Jazz. It comes with all new front and rear bumpers and a nice imposing grille with the Honda logo. The headlamps and tail lights also get a new design and there are quite a lot of styling elements that give the crossover a funky appeal. The headlamps also get LED DRLs. The WR-V also comes with body cladding, skid plates on the bumpers and striking alloy wheels. The ground clearance has been increased too and so has the wheelbase. The wheelbase now stands at 2555 mm compared to the Jazz’ 2350 mm. The WR-V is available in colours like Orange, Grey, Maroon, Silver and White and it definitely is a looker.