2017 Honda WR-V — To Be Launched In India In March Next Year

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The 2017 Honda WR-V will be launched in the country in the month of March next year. The Jazz based compact crossover will be officially showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show.

Earlier Honda has released the rendering sketch of this compact crossover in Brazil. And going by the sketch we can see that the WR-V is very aggressively designed to attract the youth customers around the globe.

The 2017 WR-V gets muscular lines and a chrome grille which runs through the front headlamps, whereas the headlights will differ from the Jazz hatchback.

The doors and the fenders will remain identical to its hatchback sibling the Jazz. The license plate will be shifted to below the bumper for a distinguished tailgate.

However the exterior of the WR-V will see a dramatic change, the interior is expected to remain same as the Jazz, except for some minor updates and tiny additions.

The 2017 WR-V will be available in two engine options - 1.2-liter i-VTEC petrol engine and 1.5-liter Earth Dreams i-DTEC diesel mill.

The 1.2-litre unit produces 90bhp and will be offered in both manual and automatic transmission. Whereas the 1.5-litre diesel engine which churns out 100bhp gets only a six-speed manual gearbox.

When this compact crossover is launched in India in March 2017, it will be a straight rival to the likes of Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, VW Cross Polo and the Fiat Urban Cross.

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 10:30 [IST]
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