Honda cars India Limited is gearing to launch an updated version of its popular WR-V in the Indian market soon. 2020 BS6 Honda WR-V will be one of the first few models from the Japanese carmaker to come with BS6 compliant engines. Honda will plonk the updated 1.2-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engine under the hood of the new WR-V. A Youtube channel has spied the car in the stockyard and has access to a brochure claiming specification of the car.
2020 BS6 Honda WR-V now puts out 90 PS and 110 Nm and 100 PS and 200 Nm in its petrol and diesel guise respectively. The transition from BS4 to BS6 has changed nothing in terms of the output of both engines and as before, both powertrains will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. However, there is no official word about the addition of the automatic gearbox to the new version of WR-V.
Mileage has seen in a significant drop in BS6 petrol and diesel engines. Petrol is now rated 16.5 km/l (previous 17.5 km/l) and diesel is rated at 23.7 km/l (previous 25.5 km/l). The transition to BS6, as expected, has brought down the numbers of fuel economy. There is change in testing procedure of BS6 cars and they are inherently less fuel efficient because the trade off is to control the harmful gases in making it BS6 compliant from the BS4 version.
2020 BS6 Honda WR-V gets significant changes to the grille and fog lamp housing while giving a more sculpted look to the bumper. The profile is more or less the same and the only possible change we might witness here are new alloy wheels. Changes on the back have been revealed and there is change to the illumination of the tail-lamps by a subtle margin and they are LED. There is a sunroof, projector lights on offer along with cruise control is part of the package. These are details that are being shared on the website.
Inside the cabin, 2020 BS6 Honda WR-V will get new fabric upholstery. The touch screen infotainment system is expected to get its share of improvements too. Upon its arrival, the new Honda WR-V will continue to take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Venue, and Mahindra XUV 3OO among others.