Honda WR-V (Jazz-based crossover) spied with production body

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016 - 9:55am IST

Will be positioned below the Honda HR-V.

Honda has been known to be working on a new Honda Jazz-based crossover, which is reportedly named Honda WR-V, for quite some time now. In the latest, the Honda WR-V has been spied in production body in Brazil, courtesy Auto Esporte.

Honda WR-V front three quarters spy shot
The Honda WR-V will be based on the Honda Jazz’s platform, and will likely use the same engines as the hatchback.

As seen in speculative renderings during the past few months, the Honda WR-V will look mostly like a jacked-up Honda Jazz with off-road styling. Citing a source familiar with the vehicle’s development, a report earlier said that the WR-V’s wheelbase will measure 2.60 metres.

In Brazil, the Honda WR-V will be powered by a 1.5-litre engine which would be the Honda Jazz’s i-VTEC FlexOne flex-fuel unit that produces 115 hp (petrol)/116 hp (ethanol) and 149 Nm (petrol)/150 Nm (ethanol) of torque.

Honda WR-V rear three quarters spy shot
The Honda WR-V would be offered with a flex-fuel engine in Brazil.

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The Honda WR-V will be unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November, and likely be launched in South America first. The crossover will be launched in India too, reportedly sometime in 2017. For India, Honda would offer the 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine with manual and CVT (only available on the petrol) gearboxes.

Honda WR-V – Image Gallery

[Source: Auto Esporte]

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