The LED DRLs up front are super bright, so much so that sometimes in the dark you feel the headlamps are on. The high ground clearance, body cladding and roof rails do give it an upright stance. The dimensions are very convenient for the urban jungle for parking and manoeuvring in congested areas, the rear camera further adds to the convenience. What we really appreciate about the WR-V is the cabin space and boot space. 5 people can sit comfortably along with their luggage or in our case, equipment! Yes, the WR-V has proven to be a great support car for our shoots.
The WR-V has one of the most fuel-efficient diesel engine in its segment
Talking about shoots, the WR-V has been one of the most economical support cars for us. With all that heavy equipment and a full load of overweight crew along with the scorching heat of Mumbai, the car returned us an impressive 16.5 km/l of fuel economy. The best efficiency we managed to get was 21 km/l on the highway. It offers a range of more than 650 km so on long journeys you don’t need to worry about refuelling on the way.
The 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine is tuned very well for both city and highway duties. The turbo lag is very negligible, substantially less than our other long termer S-Cross. This makes it easy to drive in city traffic. The oil burner offers a wide band of torque and the acceleration is linear yet strong until the redline. The first gear is a bit notchy to slot but the clutch is light. The sixth gear along with the cruise control makes the WR-V a great mile muncher and boost the efficiency too.