Honda WR-V Interior Revealed In New Spyshots Launch In March!
Honda will be launching the Jazz based Crossover WR-V soon in India. The vehicle was spotted a number of times being tested and also in some spyshots where it was seen arriving at some dealerships. However, until now no details of the interiors were revealed. Recently Team-BHP was able to get their hands on some interior shots of the soon to be launched Crossover which reveals quite a number of details about the interior as well as the list of equipment which you can expect from the upcoming Crossover.
As you can clearly see from the spyshots the WR-V will get a completely blacked-out dashboard. The steering wheel, as well as the instrument cluster too, has been shared with the hatchback. While the list of equipment which you can expect in the WR-V Crossover includes a sunroof which will definitely be available with the top end trims, the rest of the interior equipment includes push button start, new touchscreen infotainment system which is also shared with the recently introduced facelift City sedan. This will also be a 5-Seater Crossover and the seats too have been taken from the Jazz hatchback as well.
If we talk about the exterior styling then surely the WR-V looks completely different from the Jazz hatchback. It gets completely different looking headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps, restyled front and rear bumpers and also different style wheels.
10 Affordable Cars Which Features An Automatic Transmission
In recent years, we have seen a lot of new changes which our country has been undergoing through, in each and every aspect of human lifestyle. Speaking of automobiles too, we have seen the advent of various new techniques and features which have resulted in a surge in car sales, thus increasing the number of cars on the roads day by day, resulting in a kind of chaos and traffic problems, especially in metropolitan cities.
Due to rising inconvenience caused by poor traffic management, many prospective buyers are shifting towards cars which are offering the convenience of automatic transmissions. As a result, many budget cars are now being offered with an automatic transmission. In the recent years, we have seen a lot of new technologies implemented on automatic cars compared to old days; the entry-level mass market cars were available with the option of only conventional torque converters. In the recent times, we have all seen many manufacturers switching out to new and more contemporary options of automatic transmissions like CVT and AMT, which do offer the convenience of a conventional automatic gearbox, but not at the expense of lower fuel economy and higher maintenance.
In this feature, we are going to throw some light on the ten most affordable automatic cars available in the Indian car market right now, which are aimed at those potential car buyers who wants to enjoy the convenience of an automatic car but without shelling too much from their bank balance.
New Cars Launching In March 2017
The year 2017 started on a positive note; we already have witnessed a couple of new launches from some of the most influential auto makers of our country. Now that we are stepping into the third month of this New Year, we are happy to inform you that we all will witness plenty of new cars launching in the next month as well.
The two biggest launches, however, will come from the stable of our homegrown auto manufacturer Maruti and the renowned Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini. So we can assure things are going to heat up in the next month.
So without any further due let us provide you all with the list of new car launches that will take place in the month of March 2017 in India:-
Honda To Launch WR-V Crossover On March 2017!
According to the recent reports, Honda is all set to launch the WR-V Crossover next month here in the Indian market. The Crossover was revealed last year in Brazil, and It was also spotted recently in India. The WR-V will also be the first sub-4 meter Crossover which will hit the Indian market from the Japanese auto manufacturer stable.
Under the hood expect the WR-V to get the 1.2-litre petrol unit which will be paired to a five-speed manual transmission while there will also be a CVT transmission on offer as well. The diesel variant, on the other hand, will be the same 1.5 Litre unit which powers some of their other cars including the newly launched facelift City sedan. The diesel variant will come paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Talk about styling and the WR-V surely won’t disappoint you at all because this car underpins the Jazz platform and is the same Jazz hatchback under the skin. However, the WR-V gets tweaked headlamps, redesigned front grille and bumpers. It further also gets a raised ground clearance. If we talk about the interior, expect the WR-V Crossover to be identical to the Jazz hatchback.
The soon to be launched sub-4 meter Crossover will compete directly with the Hyundai i20 Active and Fiat Avventura Urban Cross Crossover. Expect it to be priced in the range of 8-10 Lakh rupees ex, showroom.
Did You All Watched The New 2017 Honda City Sedan TVC: Video
Honda launched the facelift City sedan in India on 14th February 2017. The prices for the facelift sedan starts from 8.50 Lakhs onward and it gets both petrol and diesel drivetrains under its hood.
The new sedan is available in S, SV, V, and VX grades, while Honda also reintroduced the ZX grade as well. If we talk about changes the sedan gets completely new LED headlamps which also integrated LED daytime running lamps as well. The front profile also gets a new bumper as well which also houses a new set of LED fog lamps. Towards the side profile, the car gets a new set of 15-inch wheels for the mid and lower variant while the top end variants get bigger 16-inch diamond cut two-tone alloy wheels. The rear profile also gets a restyled LED taillamps and a new integrated trunk spoiler completed with LED brake lamps.
On the inside the sedan now features Beige upholstery; the biggest change, however, comes in the form of a new 7.7-inch Digipad touchscreen infotainment system. This new infotainment system also gets integrated satellite navigational system, voice navigation, and Mirror link system. This new system also gets a 1.5 GB of internal storage as well.
The List Of Ten Exciting Budget Cars Which No One Actually Buys Anymore
Every car manufacturer has the core aim of only one thing – to sell as much cars as possible and position itself as a strong player. With this aim, they seldom produce cars which although being groundbreaking on most of the aspects, fail to click in the minds of the customers. This happens with almost every manufacturer at one point of time or the other. Blame it for the wrong pricing, bad timing or simply bad luck, there are some products which fall under this category.
In this feature story, we are going to take a look on ten such cars which unfortunately are selling in less numbers despite being great products in one aspect or the other. Following is a list of those ten cars which deserve to sell more for the great products they are:-
2017 Honda City
The City sedan has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now and has ruled the segment with its road presence and that impressive IVTEC motor. Then when it was time Honda introduced the diesel motor as well along with a few other updates. Now with the rising competition, Honda has actually decided to introduce the facelift variant City sedan after almost three years since it’s got its last update. This is a mid-cycle update that the car will receive before Honda introduces the new generation sedan.
Honda has already unveiled the 2017 City sedan facelift last month in Thailand and it will also make it to the Indian shores on 14th February 2017. Honda has officially confirmed that they will be launching the updated sedan on the above mentioned date. What is even more interesting is that they have teased the soon to be launched sedan on a recently launched teaser video.
Now that we have received official confirmation from Honda about its launch, we have updated the preview article with all the information available at this moment.
Update 14/02/17:- Honda launched the City Facelift in India today. The new sedan prices start from INR. 8.50 lakh onward. We have updated the review accordingly
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Honda To Launch City Sedan Facelift Tomorrow
We already have reported this earlier that Honda will be launching the City sedan in India on 14th February. The pre-bookings for the sedan has already commenced in India and Honda has also released a teaser video of the car at the same time.
The new facelift car takes its styling inspiration from the new generation Civic, it gets a restyled front headlamps which now gets full LED units and also integrated LED daytime running lamps as well. The front grille too looks bold and gets a dash of chrome to it. While the front chin of the car also gets a sharper looking bumpers. Just like the front, the side profile of the car gets a slightly bigger 16-inch alloy wheels which will most probably be available with the higher grades but the lower and mid grades will get the same 15-inch alloy wheels. The rest of the side profile hasn’t received any major change. Coming to the rear profile of the sedan the only noticeable changes comes in the form of restyled LED taillamp and a boot spoiler with integrated stop lamps. The overall silhouette of the car has remained unchanged though.
Just like the exterior, the interior too to get some subtle updates in the form of an all-new touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and a mobile mirroring app co-developed with Blaupunkt. Expect the interior too also get new upholstery as well.
For the safety of the passengers inside, the City sedan gets 6 airbags, while also expect it to get ABS, rear parking sensor, EBD, child lock safety etc.
Honda City Facelift Teased For The Indian Market Launch On 14th February
Honda unveiled the facelift City in Thailand last month and now the auto manufacturer has officially confirmed that they will be launching the facelift sedan in India on 14th. Not only have they mentioned the launch date but even shared all the details along with a teaser video of what you could expect from the upcoming car. The company even commenced the pre-bookings of the new car at all the Honda Dealerships across the country. One can pay a token amount of INR. 21, 000 to book the new car.
The facelift sedan now gets a completely new face which takes its inspiration from the new generation Civic and Accord. The facelift sedan gets slightly tweaked LED headlamps along with integrated LED daytime running lamps as well. The chrome grille towards the front also looks new and like we already said takes its inspiration from the new gen Civic and Accord. Besides the new headlamps and grille the City facelift has also received a new bumper as well, the front bumper also houses fog lamps. Besides the front fog lamps the side profile also gets new Diamond cut alloy wheels(while the middle grade variants gets 15 inch alloy wheels). Towards the rear profile the sedan gets a redesigned LED taillamps along with an integrated boot spoiler which also gets LED stop lamps.
7 Upcoming Cars Launching This February 2017 (Updated!)
We have witnessed two of the biggest launch of this year already in the month of January 2017 in the form of the Tata’s Flagship offering the Hexa and Maruti Suzuki Ignis Crossover. Now as we have stepped into the second month of the year we will witness plenty of new launches as well. The good thing is that in the month of February we will not only witness new car launches but also cars both for the mass market as well niche segment.
We have provided the complete list of cars that will be launching in the month of February 2017 here in India.
List of hatchbacks which are made to look like SUVs/crossovers
Given the fact of immensely rising popularity of compact SUVs and crossovers in the Indian market, it is a no surprise how deeply we Indians have a thing for owning SUVs. It is this serious love for SUVs among Indian customers of today, which is why all the manufactures, especially the global ones, have gone back to their design tables and come up with models which are designed in India for the world. Such is the fascination for SUVs among Indians, that the automakers are not shying off from coming up with hatchback based crossovers.
A category of vehicles rather unheard globally, the hatchback based crossovers come with some added design elements and changes inside and out, which make them look more rugged than their hatchback counterparts. Though, it doesn’t mean that they are off-road ready, for the changes are just aesthetic rather than being functional. The majority of the automakers have taken this rather unique step to raise their sales in the market, which surprisingly is paying them as well.
In this feature story, we are throwing some light on all those hatchback based crossovers, which have turned to be game changers for their respective parent manufacturers. Following is a complete list of all such hatchbacks which look like jacked up SUVs.
What to Expect From The Honda City Facelift Launching On 14th February 2017
Autocar India has just reported that Honda is all set to introduce the facelift City in India on 14th February 2017. The sedan was already teased in the markets of Thailand while according to the recent report bookings for the facelift sedan has also commenced in Malaysia.
There is no doubt about the capabilities of this sedan and this also been one of the best sellers of this segment. However in the recent years the biggest threat that the City has received is from Ciaz from Maruti. The sedan even managed to outsell the City sedan in number of occasions. So in order to cope with the current competition Honda has decided to give the sedan fresh new updates.
Now that the launch date of the facelift sedan has been confirmed below provided are all the details that you can expect from the soon to b elaunched Indian spec Honda City facelift.
Honda Jazz Based Crossover WR-V Spotted In India
Honda took the covers off the Jazz based Crossover at Brazil towards the end of 2016. Called the WR-V, this Crossover although is based on the hatchback but you will need expert eyes to understand that it is based on the same Jazz hatchback because quite honestly the WR-V looks a lot different than the Jazz. Unexpectedly Honda has decided to launch this hatchback based Crossover in India soon and according to some rumours the production of this new Crossover has already commenced at their Tapukara plant in Rajasthan.
Now this is actually a bold move from the manufacturer considering the fact that they still have not decided to launch a compact Crossover in the Indian market although of the segments popularity within the Country. Their last offering the BR-V did not performed well in terms of sales figures and their only popular offering being the City sedan right now.
We have provided all the details that you need to know about this newest upcoming Crossover below
List of compact SUVs and crossovers available in India
We Indians buy cars for majorly enhancing or depicting our social status and growth among others, which is a hard fact but truth. No matter whatever our need is, we want the best possible package in the minimum possible price range, which has made almost all the automobile manufacturers scratch their brains and come out with unique and different products from the models available globally. Thus, there is no surprise to the admission of almost all the automakers that India is a tough market to understand.
Take for instance, the segment of compact SUVs. Now, previously, the SUVs were perceived to be an epitome of perennial success achieved by the elite class, as a result of which SUVs were totally out of reach for all the common man and middle class of the country. However, times have changed, and today, we have a huge range of compact SUVs and crossovers to choose from, which offer the versatility and road presence of large SUVs, but at a price of a premium hatchback or a C-segment sedan, making them good options for upgrading from an entry level hatchback or a sedan. Lately, we have also seen a handful of sub four meter SUVs from notable manufacturers, which was almost an unthinkable concept few years ago.
In this feature story, we have noted down all the compact SUVs and crossovers, both sub four meter and above four meter of length, which have dramatically changed the scenario of automobile manufacturers in the country. Such is the popularity of this segment in India, that all the models mentioned here are among the bread earners of their respective makers. Here’s a list of all the compact SUVs and crossovers available in the Indian market today:-