Honda has silently introduced its latest car with a name WR-V. The designed inspired by the Jazz and later converted into a crossover got an appreciable response from the Indian consumers. The company managed to sell total 3,833 units in the launch month itself.
The WR-V was launched along with Honda City IVTEC assisted Honda to record a growth of 8.7% in the march if compared to the March 2016. As per the details, last in March Company sold 17,430 units and after the launch of two complete segmented models company managed to sell 18,950 units.
In a week the crossovers booking number crossed 2,500 units. And the total figure goes above 4,000 units. Honda claims that if analyzed based on this bookings nearly 57% vehicles are booked for diesel variants.
Indian automobile market is the first nation to witness the Honda WR-V globally and speaking about the crossover it is first ever model built by the Honda R&D in India. The pricing range of the vehicles starts from the Rs 7.75 lakh to Rs 8.99 lakh for the gasoline variant and the diesel variant starts from Rs 8.79 lakh to 9.99 lakh.
The power plant of the crossover petrol model is equipped with 1.2 litre i-VTECH generates 90 bhp of total power and 110 nm of torque. The petrol engine is integrated with five-speed manual gearbox. Focusing on the diesel machine, it has 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel motor that efficiently pumps 100bhp of power with 200 nm of torque which is mated with 6-speed gearbox. The estimated fuel economy for petrol version is 25.5 kmpl which is claimed to be best in class and on the other hand diesel models boast up to 17.5 kmpl.
Honda’s trending sedan City has about 6,271 buyers in March, Amaze – 3,296, Jazz-3,527, and BR-V–1,436. While the CR-V, Brio and Accord Hybrid sale has been declined which tallies as 19 units, 540 units, and 28 units.
“sturdy sale drive for our newest contributions in the market, New Honda City 2017 and Honda WR-V, facilitated us in accomplish excellent sales outcome during March 2017,” Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO of HCIL mentioned on the March sales.