Honda WRV bookings cross 3,000 – To be exported to Brazil

India is the first market for the Jazz-based crossover.

The recently launched Honda WR-V soft crossover is gearing up to join Honda Cars India’s list of export models in the near future. The Japanese automaker has been exporting some of its made-in-India models to select emerging markets.

Talking to media, Jnaneswar Sen, Senior VP, Honda Cars India, stated that the Jazz-based soft crossover may be exported to Brazil. He also added that, in the domestic market, the latest Honda managed to garner 3,000 bookings so far.

Honda WR-V is essentially a Jazz with rough road package but the company’s designers have managed to impart individuality to the aesthetics. Unlike most hatchback-based sub-4 metre crossovers in the market, WR-V has a higher ground clearance than the donor model.

Manufactured at HCI’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan, WR-V is available with 90 PS 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and 100 PS 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine options. Just like Jazz, the petrol variant employs a 5-MT and the diesel variant gets a 6-MT. The Brazil-spec version is expected to employ a flex-fuel version (runs on both petrol and ethanol) of the 1.2-litre engine.

In the Brazilian market, Honda WR-V will be pitted against Hyundai HB20X and Toyota Etios Cross. In India, the crossover locks horns with Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura and VW Cross Polo.

Honda WR-V is priced between INR 7.75 lakhs and INR 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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