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.
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.
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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.
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Via – Caranddriver.com