Honda Reveals WR-V Compact SUV; India Launch In March 2017

The production ready Honda WR-V will hit the Indian shores during mid 2017 and will rival Maruti Brezza and Ford EcoSport

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Honda has revealed the production-ready WR-V (Which stands for 'Winsome Runabout Vehicle'). The WR-V is a Jazz based crossover-hatchback and will hit the Indian market around March 2017.

As per Honda, the WR-V has been developed based on the research of customer needs and feedback in South America. The Japanese company says the WR-V is a tough and urban SUV design which also provides excellent utility and offers a good amount of cabin space even though its is a hatchback.

Honda added that the WR-V comes with attributes such as high fuel economy and stable handling performance.

The company will introduce the WR-V in the Brazil market early 2017 and later will be offered in the Indian market.

The Honda WR-V gets a an aggressive front bumper with butch and beefy design. When compared to the Jazz hatchback, the WR-V has a different headlights with black inserts. Like the Honda BR-V the front horizontal single and large chrome strip runs between the two headlamps.

On the side profile, the WR-V's front fenders with plastic cladding and the side cladding give the crossover hatchback its distinctive SUV styling cues.

While the side doors and rear wheel fender is similar to the Jazz, the rear profile of the WR-V gets a new tailgate with the number plate moving below the rear bumper.

The rear bumper is quite butch and beefy and gets a faux aluminum skid plate and thick body cladding.

The interior of the Honda WR-V will borrow heavily from the Jazz hatchback to keep the cost low for Honda.

Honda will power the WR-V with the 89bhp 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine which is seen in Brio. As for the diesel mill, it will be the 99bhp 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine featured in the City and the Mobilio.

As for the gearbox option the 5-speed manual or the CVT gearbox will be seen in the petrol mill, while the diesel will come mated to the 6-speed manual gearbox.

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