Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th March 2017, 14:09   #241
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 5,080
Thanked: 25,355 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

Official teaser website is now live - https://www.hondacarindia.com/areas/wrv/

The Honda Cars India homepage shows this:

Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh-1.jpg


Click on the "Know More" part (on the bottom right) to go to the WR-V teaser page:

Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh-2.jpg


Click on the "Click Here To Get Stunned" part to see this:

Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh-3.jpg

with a nice series of images of the WR-V in orange in the background.


Click on "Exclusive Videos" on the bottom left to see short GIFs of:

Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh-4.jpg

and

Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh-5.jpg

Last edited by RavenAvi : 9th March 2017 at 14:11.
RavenAvi is offline   (10) Thanks
Old 9th March 2017, 16:07   #242
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 5,080
Thanked: 25,355 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

The WR-V VX i-DTEC test drive car.

RavenAvi is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 10th March 2017, 15:39   #243
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 5,080
Thanked: 25,355 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

Official teaser video is out.

RavenAvi is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 10th March 2017, 19:29   #244
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 5,080
Thanked: 25,355 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

The WR-V TD car in white reaches a Honda dealership in Haldwani.

RavenAvi is offline   (7) Thanks
Old 10th March 2017, 20:43   #245
BHPian
 
CarguyNish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roaming Around
Posts: 557
Thanked: 1,241 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

WR-V to rival Ecosport & Vitara Brezza.

Don't be surprised if Honda prices it above both those cars, even though it's a rival to the i20 Active/Cross Polo/Urban Cross.

Prices likely to range from 6.99 lakhs to 10.49 lakhs.

Do you think the Diesel VX @ 10.49 is worth that much ? I would rather buy the Ecosport Titanium/Titanium+

If the above price does become a reality, I will say it's a Stupid Pricing from Honda.
CarguyNish is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 11th March 2017, 20:41   #246
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 5,080
Thanked: 25,355 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

The WR-V in Carnelian Red Pearl shade.

RavenAvi is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 11th March 2017, 23:01   #247
BHPian
 
The Brutailer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: -
Posts: 326
Thanked: 656 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

Quote:
Originally Posted by CarguyNish View Post
WR-V to rival Ecosport & Vitara Brezza.

Don't be surprised if Honda prices it above both those cars, even though it's a rival to the i20 Active/Cross Polo/Urban Cross.

Prices likely to range from 6.99 lakhs to 10.49 lakhs.

Do you think the Diesel VX @ 10.49 is worth that much ? I would rather buy the Ecosport Titanium/Titanium+

If the above price does become a reality, I will say it's a Stupid Pricing from Honda.
Honda are smart though. They'll quote the sunroof when asked why such premium pricing?

Honestly I'm utterly disappointed by Honda. They add one or 2 segment first features and charge obnoxiously for that.

Honda has seriously lost the plot ever since they launched the 2014 City.

I hope the WRV is a flop and Honda comes back to it's senses.
The Brutailer is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 12th March 2017, 01:18   #248
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,816
Thanked: 3,022 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

I think I've finally got this 'Premium' hogwash figured out.

What Honda want to do is ensure their cars don't sell, then justify the premium for exclusivity.

'You see, we intentionally don't sell our cars to every Tom, Dick & Harry that wants one. We make sure they don't want one at all. For a mere additional bazillion rupees, our accessory chaps will even install a series# badge so you can proudly flaunt your exclusivity'.

What's not to like?
Chetan_Rao is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 12th March 2017, 11:55   #249
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 354
Thanked: 297 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Brutailer View Post
I hope the WRV is a flop and Honda comes back to it's senses.
Do not worry, IMHO, it's a dead on arrival. None of the first drive reviews on the youtube talk about anything significantly positive over the competition.

Price is the only trump card, which Honda surely cannot play given the perceived illusion of premiumness. Others have caught up & moved ahead. It will not be long before they realize.

On the contrary, all the prospective customers of Jazz would be lured into WR-V at a little premium, which is what Honda might be targeting.
jetsetgo08 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 12th March 2017, 12:57   #250
BHPian
 
SPARKled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 915
Thanked: 283 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

Well to contrary opinions here I guess it has quite a bit going for it if it is launched at the breeza and ecosport price points. The 6 speed box on the diesel, the roomiest interiors, the sun roof, probably the most fuel efficient engine, pretty decent butch looks with a good amount of chrome and modern design bits. So unless Honda screw up royally with the price, I see quite a few takers for it. I think they are just testing waters to see how well it is received before launching a CVT and magic seats variant.
SPARKled is online now   (5) Thanks
Old 12th March 2017, 20:11   #251
BHPian
 
Aaron:)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bombay
Posts: 189
Thanked: 248 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

Honda is missing a huge trick by not offering three potential USPs - 1.5 i-VTEC, Magic Seats and CVT. Moreover, knowing Honda it's gonna be pricier than the Brezza and Ecosport, both of which are well established products.

The WR-V has its work cut out. I don't really see a bright future for this car. Apologies if I sound too harsh.
Aaron:) is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 13th March 2017, 09:36   #252
Senior - BHPian
 
StarScream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Noida/Delhi
Posts: 1,243
Thanked: 627 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron:) View Post
Honda is missing a huge trick by not offering three potential USPs - 1.5 i-VTEC, Magic Seats and CVT. Moreover, knowing Honda it's gonna be pricier than the Brezza and Ecosport, both of which are well established products.

The WR-V has its work cut out. I don't really see a bright future for this car. Apologies if I sound too harsh.
The fact that they are not launching the CVT, indicates to me that this is going to be a pricey car.
StarScream is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 13th March 2017, 11:37   #253
BHPian
 
handsofsteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: mumbai
Posts: 197
Thanked: 125 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

Happened to pass by a Honda showroom en route to juhu yesterday evening. Decided to step in and try my luck to catch a glimpse of the wrv. Expressed my interest for the jazz/ brv/ wrv. Heard the following gems from the SA.
1. Jazz is the best.
2. Don't go for brv as it gives a mileage of only 7-8.
3. If I show you wrv, will be fined 3 lakh by the company. They don't want its photos on the web.
4. Wrv is a "special lifestyle vehicle" which is unique.
5. It's gears are so smooth, u don't need an automatic.
6. It is just like s cross but has a higher ground clearance!
7.jazz v cvt has magic seat only in the front passenger seat!!!!
8. Adaptive gridlines (in the reversing Camera display) are not available on Any car. Only 'ultra luxury cars' like Mercedes have it.
9. Poor chap didn't even know the features of the various models. For that matter didn't even know that a variant called s cvt is available.
Whatever happened to professionalism?!!

Last edited by handsofsteel : 13th March 2017 at 11:38. Reason: Typo
handsofsteel is offline   (13) Thanks
Old 13th March 2017, 14:34   #254
BHPian
 
ashwin489's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: h20 War Zone
Posts: 232
Thanked: 375 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

Quote:
Originally Posted by handsofsteel View Post
Heard the following gems from the SA.
3. If I show you wrv, will be fined 3 lakh by the company. They don't want its photos on the web.
This is probably the only way for Honda to make money off this "Winsome" dud.

1.5L + Automatic could've really worked, instead of a sunroof. Whatever Honda!
ashwin489 is offline   (6) Thanks
Old 13th March 2017, 20:02   #255
BHPian
 
handsofsteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: mumbai
Posts: 197
Thanked: 125 Times
Default re: Honda WR-V production begins in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 7.75 lakh

Quote:
Originally Posted by jetsetgo08 View Post
Do not worry, IMHO, it's a dead on arrival. None of the first drive reviews on the youtube talk about anything significantly positive over the competition.
while you are definitely entitled to your opinion, i don't know why has everyone turned cynical even before giving a product a fair chance. sorry, am quoting yours as only a representative post on this thread.
i have seen all the first drive reviews posted on this thread, none of them is talking about anything negative over the competition either. in fact none of them is even comparing this with anything else. these will, undoubtedly arise after the car is launched. but don't we all think/ realise, its very premature to write off something even before we've had a look at it in flesh?
having owned a 1st gen jazz, i had a look at the current jazz only yesterday. as the honda showroom was located right next door to a hyundai (probably the same owner), checked it out next to an i20. was seriously surprised at the space on offer. acres!! maybe mor ethan the 1st gen, at which I was shocked! I am 6'2" and my wife is also equally tall, we had no problems inside. on the other and, the i20 was cramped in the rear seat. yes, the jazz does miss out on glitzy things (and foolishly too) like a folding key, a start stop feature, adaptive camera lines, foldable OVRMS, touch screeen, adjustable rear head rests etc, but the importance of each is different to each one of us.
Considering that the wrv is 45(?)mm longer with a longer wheelbase, I, for one, would be really interested in the interior space (Btw, the reviews also say it has oodles of space). not having fully flat foldable seats IMO is a bigger issue rather than the magic seats, which i have rarely used.
No car is perfect, and each one of us is fully entitled to our opinion, but let us not crucify a product for the heck of it without even seeing/ experiencing it. having said that, i would've loved the WRV to have a CVT. why Honda Why?
handsofsteel is offline   (9) Thanks
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda begins Activa production at Narsapura factory JayPrashanth Motorbikes 2 26th July 2013 23:24
Skoda Rapid based on VW Vento begins production. Launch on 16th November, 2011 .anshuman The Indian Car Scene 532 16th November 2011 10:11
Audi begins production of next generation A6 in India ajmat The Indian Car Scene 3 9th June 2011 21:41
All-New Mercedes C-Class Coupe Confirmed - Production Begins in Bremen 2011 hanmust The International Automotive Scene 5 15th February 2011 12:30


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:50.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks