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Old 10th September 2017, 19:39   #121
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A few of us were recently invited by Honda to test drive the newly launched WR-V, the "WOW RV" in Honda marketing parlance. Honda is pitching it as a compact SUV, the most rapidly increasing market segment in India. We drove both the 1.2 petrol and the brilliant 1.5 diesel variants.

The team at the Pinnacle Honda showroom in Kolkata
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WR-V - Winsome Runabout Vehicle
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Team-bhpian Teesta along with bhpian navsjab's wife Bhavneet, photobombed by navsjab!
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Light Steering but nice to hold. Very good for city runabout
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Big touchscreen unit with piano finish all around. I am not a fan of large displays as I find them very distracting while driving. But as I understand, it is one of the features that the current generation of urban people are looking for while putting in money on a vehicle!
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Quite a big boot space for a sub 4 meter car. Space utilisation is superb in the WR-V.
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Ample leg-room at the back. That is bhpian dip27in who is 6 feet tall. The front driver seat has been adjusted for a 5' 10" person who drives with a normal seating posture
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People have complained about the ergonomics in the WR-V but I found them spot on for my style of driving. Also the pedal postions are superb, very easy to do heel and toe (ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heel-and-toe). Dead pedal is sorely missing.
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A typical scene when a bunch of petrolheads are invited!
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Foggy headlamp on one side. Hopefully a one-off case
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Coming to the driving experience, the performance of the 1.2 petrol was average. But I think that it was due to the clutch slipping on the demo car. Need to drive a vehicle in a better shape to pass judgement. I love free revving petrols and this one is no different. I was able to go till 6500 rpms before up-shifting and sound from the engine was nice. The progress is quite rapid if the rpms can be kept above 4500. But that is not possible in day to day city driving.
The diesel on the other hand has superb drivability and is clearly the winner between the two, considering its urban utility. The steering also feels heavier on the diesel variant due to more weight at the front. Honda has done a superb job on the ride quality. It was better than any Honda I have previously driven and far better than Ecosport, one of its main competitors.
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Old 27th September 2017, 20:19   #122
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I completed 5000kms on my WR-V, it has been a happy experience so far. I am really loving this smooth and silent 1.2L i-VTEC engine, even the monthly average fuel efficiency has been great at 15kmpl.

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WR-V September numbers = 4834. Very impressive. For comparison Ford sold 4934 units of Ecosport.
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