At the ongoing 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil, the new Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle) has made global debut. New Honda WR-V is a Jazz based crossver, which was earlier expected to be called Jazz Twist.
The Honda WR-V is essentially a hatchback with rough road ensembles. New Honda WR-V variant of the previous gen hatchback was exclusive to the Brazilian market but given that the word crossover has gained traction throughout the world now, Honda could be considering to introduce the latest Honda WR-V in more international markets.
The soft crossover based on the new gen Jazz hatchback features a rugged looking bumper, black underbody cladding, larger alloy wheels, roof rails, skid plates at both ends and so on. It gets a slightly raised ride height to justify the crossover tag.
The interior is a secret as of now. It is most likely to be derived from the hatchback without any changes but one can expect a few additional equipment and an exclusive color theme. Powertrain lineup too would be carried forward from the Jazz as it is.
In Brazil, the Honda WR-V will pickup a fight against the likes of Hyundai HB20X. In India, the car take on the likes of VW Cross Polo, Fiat Avventura, Hyundai i20 Active and Toyota Etios Cross.
Powering the new Honda WR-V is a 1.5 liter flex-fuel engine which delivers 118 PS power via a CVT or a 5 MT.
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