Honda has revealed the first look of its upcoming crossover model, the WR-V in Brazil. The Japanese automaker released a rendering of the India-bound WR-V and given a sneak-peek of the compact crossover.
The Honda WR-V, the cross variant of the Jazz hatchback will make its official debut at the 29th edition of the Sao Paulo International Motor Show which is scheduled to take place on November 10 to 20, 2016.
The smallest crossover in the Honda's product portfolio, the WR-V is a result of research and development at Honda Cars in Brazil.
This small utility vehicle will play a major role in boosting the participation of Honda in the crossover market of South America.
The compact crossover is based on the Honda Jazz hatchback platform. The WR-V gets new front and rear fascias with the symbolic ‘Solid Wing Face' which has a chrome grille cutting into the headlamps.
The rendering suggests that the WR-V will get an aggressively designed bonnet, headlamp, fender and bumper with skid plate.
But the WR-V will retain the door skin, roof rails and side body cladding of the Jazz hatchback model. The BR-V will also get increased ride height and new alloy wheel design.
The compact crossover will be the successor of the Honda Fit Twist model in South America but will be a new product elsewhere. It is expected that the BR-W will be powered by 1.5-litre Flex-fuel engine with five-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The Honda WR-V will be launched in India next year and it is expected to get a 1.5-litre diesel engine, along with the 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine. When launched in India the WR-V will go head on with the likes of the Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, VW Cross Polo and the Fiat Urban Cross.