Honda WR-V has become second bestselling subcompact SUV behind Maruti Vitara Brezza so far this fiscal by overtaking Ford EcoSport
Between April and December 2017, Honda WR-V has moved up the ranking and stood as the second most retailed sub-four metre SUV in the country. While the Vitara Brezza ruled the roster throughout the year, the Ford EcoSport’s position in the market had been put under threat as the rivalry upped a few notches with new competitors drifting in.
Honda introduced the WR-V back in March 2017 and within five months of its launch the subcompact SUV based on the Jazz registered its best monthly of 5,200 units. It started positing consistent numbers right from the get go and has averaged well over 4,000 deliveries per month since its debut. Ford has the EcoSport as its bestselling product in India and realising the importance of its presence, a thorough facelift went on sale from November 2017.
Despite lauded for its new Dragon series engine and a refreshed range, the EcoSport is yet to display its potential in terms of sales we feel and things might get interesting in the coming month. The Honda WR-V, on the other hand, is the Japanese company’s second top-selling car in the country – next to the popular City.
Underlining its good reception among customers, it has managed 35,975 units in the nine months of this financial year which is 3,814 more than what EcoSport could achieve in the same period. Honda sells the WR-V in two petrol and as many diesel variants with prices ranging between Rs. 7.66 lakh and Rs. 9.91 lakh (ex-showroom).
The EcoSport is available in ten variants and has its price starting from Rs. 7.67 lakh and goes up to Rs. 11.20 lakh (ex-showroom). While Ford offers automatic variants of the EcoSport with petrol engine, Honda WR-V sticks with manual gearbox.