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The facelift WR-V from Honda.
The facelift WR-V from Honda.

2020 Honda WR-V facelift to launch tomorrow: Here's what to expect

  • This will be first major update for the Honda WR-V ever since its launch in 2017.
  • Following the WR-V, Honda will also launch the new-gen City later this month.

Honda will finally launch the much-awaited WR-V facelift in the Indian market tomorrow (July 2). It was officially teased recently and was also spotted at a dealership a few weeks back. Following the WR-V, Honda will also launch the new-gen City later this month.

The Honda WR-V originally entered the Indian market in March 2017. Soon after the launch, it became an instant hit among the Honda buyers. A few times, it even overtook the Honda City to become the high-selling Honda car in the Indian market. Now, it will finally receive a mid-cycle makeover which will keep it fresh and relevant among the competition for the days to come.

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On the outside, the WR-V facelift will receive a heavily updated front fascia featuring a new and larger grille with horizontal slats as well as Honda's signature chrome slat at the upper side. The grille will be flanked by a pair of new headlamps with LED projector units and LED daytime running lamps. It will also get remastered bumpers featuring new fog lamps housing, underbody cladding and a new faux silver skid plate.

Over the sides, the car will also employ new alloy wheels. Over the rear, it will get new smoked LED tail lamps and C-shaped LED guide lights. The overall profile of the car will remain unchanged.

Inside the cabin, the changes may be relatively lighter. Expect the car to get a new touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. It may also get a new seat upholstery. The new WR-V will also receive cruise control with a steering-mounted button, among other features such as automatic climate control, and rear AC vents. Apart from this, the new WR-V will continue to offer electric sunroof, as seen on the previous model.

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Under the hood, the car will continue to feature both petrol as well as diesel engine options. There will be a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that delivers 89 PS and 110 Nm. Apart from that, there will also be a 1.5-litre four-cylinder i-DTEC engine which delivers 99 PS and 200 Nm of peak torque.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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