Honda Cars India has reached a unique feat of selling 50,000 units of WR-V in its 1st year of introduction itself. The WR-V is now the 2nd best seller after the City from the Japanese car maker. Honda Cars India had launched the WR-V exactly a year back in March 2017.
Commenting on the success of the Honda WR-V, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd., said: “This is a very proud moment for us. Honda WR-V has witnessed great success in the Indian market and the 50,000 sales milestone validates its strong presence. It has emerged as a strong volume model in Honda’s model line-up striking the right chord among young urban customers who are looking for status, comfort and have an active lifestyle.”
WR-V has gained popularity across markets with its sales, fairly distributed across regions. In line with WR-V’s premium product offering with segment leading features like Sunroof, Tier 1 markets, comprising of large cities, contributed to 38% of its nation-wide sales. The model has found equally strong resonance from Tier 3 markets due to its aspirational value and product strengths like high ground clearance.
1st Year Sales Trends for Honda WR-V
|3.||Launch in India||March 2017|
|4.||Cumulative Sales in India (as on date)||50,000 units and counting|
|5.||WR-V Contribution to HCIL Sales in 2017-18||28%|
|6.||Highest Selling Grade||Top Grade (VX) – 80%|
|7.||Petrol: Diesel ratio||42% (Petrol)
|8.||Sales Contribution – Zone wise||North -30%, West-28%, East -15%, South-27%|
|9.||Sales Contribution – Market wise||Tier 1 – 38%, Tier2 – 30%, Tier3 – 32%|
The Honda WR-V is available in Petrol and Diesel options. Powering the Petrol version is the 1.2Liter i-VTEC engine while the Diesel version comes powered by the 1.5 Liter i-DTEC engine.
|Engine||Transmission||Power||Torque||Claimed Fuel Efficiency|
|1.5L DOHC i-DTEC Diesel||6 MT||100PS@3600rpm||200NM@1750rpm||25.5 KMPL
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|1.2L SOHC i-VTEC
|5 MT||90PS@6000rpm||110NM@4800rpm||17.5 KMPL|