Honda India exports ‘2FM’ crossover to Japan for testing
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Reportedly called Honda ‘WR-V’.
An export document from Zauba reveals that Honda Cars India has exported prototypes of the Honda ‘2FM’ to Japan for testing. The 2FM is a codename for the upcoming Honda Jazz crossover that will reportedly be called Honda ‘WR-V‘.
Not much details are given in the description other than the engines of the prototypes, which appear to be the 1.5L (1498 cc) i-DTEC turbodiesel unit. In the Honda Jazz, this engine produces 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Other than India, the Honda WR-V will also be introduced in Brazil, where it has been spotted testing on many occasions. Renders from various publications reveal that the exterior will feature a styling slightly distinctive from that of the Honda Jazz. It will be equipped the usual crossover bits such as black-plastic body cladding, chunkier tires, roof rails and silver skid plate.
The Honda WR-V will make its world debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November, followed by a market launch in India in 2017, according to older reports.