Honda Should've Learned From The BR-V's Fiasco

Honda Should've Learned From The BR-V's Fiasco

Our family was looking for a sub-4m SUV of late as we wanted to upgrade from our first-gen Ford Figo. And since the Honda WRV is what one sees nowadays on the Internet auto space, I showed it to my brother that we can consider this as well. I guess it is Honda's debutant sub-4m SUV. Besides the WR-V, other options in the sub-4m SUV segment are the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, and two offerings from Mahindra, the NuvoSport (What? Perhaps Mahindra wanted to cash in on the popularity of the Eco'Sport') and the TUV300. The Mahindra offerings were ruled out mainly because of their non-essential body-on-frame construction, extra weight, not-so-good road manners (this is a vital aspect of us and that's why we chose the Figo in the first place back then in its segment) and less frugal engines. When I got to know that Ford will soon introduce the facelifted EcoSport in the country from one of my colleagues, I got excited. But it turned out to be a long wait as Ford will probably launch it by year end. Now after exploring more about the WRV, I realized that it is the same recipe that Honda used while cooking the BR-V. And I don't think it worked out well for Honda as it is facing a hard time rolling the BR-V out of the showrooms. Though only time will tell how the Indian market will accept the WR-V, I'm afraid it might have the same fortune as the BR-V. Ground-up designs such as the Ford EcoSport and the Vitara Brezza in this segment are really important. Buyers are getting smarter these days, they don't want to spend their hard earned money on some beefed-up hatch. To put things into perspective, none of the cross-hatchbacks in the country are selling anywhere close to the EcoSport or the Brezza. I'm not saying it is a bad vehicle, the WR-V features some class leading goodies such as the six-speed manual with its diesel, sunroof, and others. But individuality in design is really important for us. Guess we've to wait for the updated EcoSport!

By dinesh
On: Mar 01, 2017 | 118810 Views
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    By sridhar nemmaniwar
    On: Jul 11, 2021 | 36 Views
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    It is a very good car. I have the diesel variant which gives very good mileage. Very powerful car and the features are also good. Excellent for long drives.

    By pratheesh d
    On: Jun 18, 2020 | 54 Views
  • Best Quality Assurance

    White color sunroof cruise control with best mileage and no scratch. Overall, best in comfort with new tires and single head use.

    By sanjiv
    On: Jun 17, 2020 | 53 Views
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    Its 1500CC engine will never give you any type of reduction in power whether you are overtaking or making higher speed. It is a subcompact crossover. I think its def...Read More

    By shiva vermaa
    On: Jun 16, 2020 | 104 Views
  • Nice Car

    Nice car and fully comfortable and nice mileage I got-18kmpl on highway family car. Nice ground clearance and heavy body.

    By dinesh chopra
    On: Jun 10, 2020 | 52 Views
  • Good But Can Be Better

    There is nothing for the rear passengers and literally nothing and not even a charging socket. Comfort, cabin space is great, and rest all are good.

    By nihar ranjan subudhi
    On: Jun 05, 2020 | 33 Views
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    Overall good car with superb engine and power with performance is awesome.

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car enthu
Jul 6, 2017 1:00:23 AM

WRV is a compact SUV, fair powered, with modern technology, economically smart w.r.t price & average - worth it. Time would show its market sustainability, hence first time SUV buyers with one car family, might wait for 8-10 months, while those opting as a second car in family, can surely try it right away.

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    raja goud burra
    Jun 19, 2017 11:20:59 PM

    I am planning to switch over auto transmission to ford/wrv please suggest

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      jeevan bisht
      May 11, 2017 4:26:55 PM

      I am planning to switch over to crossover segment, by this year end, really confused as of now: 1 Creta is my first choice but over budget for me. 2 Vitara Breza is ok but I dont like Maruti brand 3 Eco sports- I hate ford cars. Now I have only option left as of now is WRV, but quite confused about this car. Can some one help me with genuine information on WRV please.

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