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

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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.

Honda Reveals India Bound WR-V Compact SUV

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 ahatchback.

Honda Reveals India Bound WR-V Compact SUV

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

Honda Reveals India Bound WR-V Compact SUV

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

Honda Reveals India Bound WR-V Compact SUV

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.

Honda Reveals India Bound WR-V Compact SUV

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

Honda Reveals India Bound WR-V Compact SUV

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.

Honda Reveals India Bound WR-V Compact SUV

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

Honda Reveals India Bound WR-V Compact SUV

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

Honda Reveals India Bound WR-V Compact SUV

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.

Honda Reveals India Bound WR-V Compact SUV

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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Story first published: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 11:45 [IST]
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