Honda WR-V India Launch By March 2017

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Honda revealed its latest crossover model, the WR-V in Brazil last year. The compact crossover is an important product for the Japanese company in the Indian market.

Honda has already started the production of the WR-V at its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan ahead of its India launch. The recently launched BR-V is not generating the desired sales volumes for the Japanese automaker, so the WR-V will be a significant product for the company.

According to a report from GaadiWaadi, The WR-V is expected to be launched in the Indian market by March 2017.

The Honda WR-V is based on the company's premium hatchback, the Jazz. The front fascia of the WR-V features sharp headlamps, large grille, thick horizontal chrome bar and a skid plate.

The interior of the WR-V is expected to feature touchscreen infotainment system, multi-function steering wheel and instrument cluster with digital MID. The overall finish of the interior will be premium compared to the Jazz hatchback.

The India-spec WR-V is expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. The transmission options might include a 5-speed manual for petrol variant, a 6-speed manual for the diesel variant and a CVT automatic gearbox.

The Honda WR-V is expected to be launched in India with a price tag of around Rs 6.5 lakh to Rs 9.5 lakh. When launched, the compact crossover will be pitted against the likes of Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, i20 Active, Volkswagen Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Liva and Fiat Avventura Urban Cross.

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