India-bound Honda WR-V gets rendered one more time
Posted on: Sep 22, 2016 - 1:39pm IST
Reported to launch in India in H1 2017.
Car.Blog.br has come out with a few digital sketches of the forthcoming Honda Jazz-based crossover, which is widely reported to be named the Honda WR-V. Codenamed ‘Honda 2FM’, the rival to the Hyundai i20 Active (Hyundai HB20X) is expected to be revealed in November at the Sao Paulo Auto Show.
Unlike the previous generation Honda Fit Twist (which was sold in the South American market) which had merely subtly body claddings and roof rails, the Honda WR-V will feature sheet metal changes, and new front and rear fascias. The bumpers will also be redesigned with plastic cladding and a skid plate, though the doors and windows are expected to remain untouched.
Inside, the Honda WR-V is expected to share its interior with the Honda Jazz. Thus, the familiar three-spoke steering wheel, the 3-pod instrument cluster with digital MID, the touchscreen control for the automatic AC and the integrated music system/touchscreen AVN system will continue. Honda could focus on introducing a new fabric upholstery, and minor changes to the trims on the dashboard and doors.
According to reports, the Honda WR-V will launch in India in the first half of 2017, with the powertrain being carried over from the Jazz. The engine lineup includes the 1.2-liter i-VTEC petrol and the 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel. The former is likely to be paired to a 5-speed manual or CVT whereas the latter will use only a 6-speed manual gearbox.
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