Over 3,800 Units Of Honda WR-V Sold In Under A Month

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Over 3,800 Units Of Honda WR-V Sold In Under A Month

Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017

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Honda WR-V, launched in India a little over a fortnight ago, is quickly gaining steam in the market. Latest sales reports from Honda Cars India state the company has sold more than 3,800 units of the WRV subcompact crossover. The aforementioned number makes the Honda WRV the company's second top-selling car in March 2017, after the Honda City of which 6,271 units were sold last month. The numbers are especially remarkable considering the fact that the WRV is the most expensive among its rivals, i.e. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Fiat Avventura, Hyundai i20 Active, and Toyota Etios Cross.

The impressive sales number achieved by the WR-V has also helped increase Honda Cars India's monthly numbers with cumulative sales of 19,095 units in March 2017. With this, the company saw a month-on-month growth of 21.4 percent compared to the 14,997 units sold in the month of February 2017. In fact, the commenting on the same Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, "Strong sales momentum for our latest offerings in the market, New Honda City 2017 and Honda WRV, helped us achieve good sales result during March 2017."

Coming to the car itself, we have spoken a lot about the car in our review and also when we compared the car with the segment leader Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. While the Honda WRV might not be an SUV like the Vitara Brezza it's is still the longest in its class right beside the Ford EcoSport. Also, the WR-V offers a very spacious cabin along with some of the best-in-class features like - a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with optional Wi-Fi for internet support, cruise control, engine start-stop button, and a multifunctional steering wheel along with a segment-first electric sunroof. It also gets some class-leading safety features like ABS with EBD and Dual airbags will come as part of standard equipment.

The WRV comes in both petrol and diesel guise powered by a 1.2 litre i-VTEC and a 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine. The petrol motor makes 89 bhp and 110 Nm of torque, while the oil burner develops 99 bhp and 200Nm of torque. The petrol trim also returns a decent mileage of 17.5 kmpl, while the diesel offers a best-in-class 25.5 kmpl.

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