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Honda WR-V (Jazz-based crossover) rendered

 
Honda WR-V (3)

The soft crossover is expected to be in India sometime in 2017.

The Honda Jazz-based crossover codenamed 2FM has been under development for markets like India and Brazil. The soft-crossover which will be pitted against the likes of Fiat Avventura, Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross and VW Cross Polo is reported to be called as the Honda WR-V.

The WR-V will be positioned below the BR-V in the Indian portfolio and will carry forward the basic styling of the Jazz.

Honda WR-V (2)

The Honda WR-V will derive its design language from the Jazz.

The previous Jazz (called as Fit in some markets) spawned such a derivative with the Twist moniker but it appears Honda wants to align the new Jazz-based crossover in line with its SUV nomenclature.

Slated to make its world debut at the Sao Paulo motor show in October 2016, the Honda WR-V is expected to make its Indian premiere sometime in 2017. Given that the Jazz is heavily localized in India, the WR-V too would enjoy similar manufacturing cost structure.

Honda WR-V (1)

The soft crossover will be positioned above the Jazz.

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While the Brazilian version is set to receive flex-fuel engines, India-spec version is expected to derive the 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines from its hatchback sibling. The former produces 90 PS while the latter is capable of 100 PS.

The Honda WR-V will be positioned at a slight premium over the Jazz hatchback.

Honda Jazz – Photos

Via – Caranddriver.com

 

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