After presenting its new BR-V which was intended for Asian market only, Honda is set to introduce a new compact crossover which will be called WR-V. WR-V (which stands for Winsome Runabout Vehicle) will be built on Honda Jazz platform and it will be sold firstly in South America and in early 2017 in India too. Internally known under the codename ‘Honda 2FM”, new crossover had its world premiere at Sao Paolo Motor Show in Brazil . Honda has big expectation from this new crossover and as some reports claim that company aim at monthly average sale of 5,000 units, with production commencing in December. Its main competitors are going to be Ford Ecosport and Renault Duster.
Honda WR-V exterior design
In profile, the Honda WR-V will supposedly appear like a high-riding Jazz, while technically, it will certainly be simply that. The brand-new front end will certainly get some added bling on the bumper that befits the a little upmarket positioning. The headlamp systems, front grille have actually been fine-tuned a bit. The side profile too stays the same and also showcases the exact same body lines as on the hatchback it is based upon. It gets brand-new roof rails as well as a fin-shaped antenna.
On the back, the Jazz dramatization has been electronically customized to offer a cleaner look with a flat chrome garnish under the back glass and the re-positioned number plate recess. The 2017 WR-V stands tall as well as includes body cladding under both the rear as well as front bumpers. It also underscores the side section which runs from the front bumper to the front wheel arches and more included the rear wheel arcs.
2017 Honda WR-V engine and specs
According to the resource, new WR-V for South American market will certainly be supplied with a 1.5-litre petroleum engine that will make power up to 116 hp. The engine will be strapped with a five-speed handbook or a transmission package. It will certainly drive on brand-new 17 inchers as opposed to the smaller sized ones on the Jazz/Fit.
The 2017 WR-V for Indian market is expected to carry over the exact same engine that of the Jazz hatchback. It loads the 1.2-litre i-VTEC fuel engine that powers the Amaze and the Brio. It can produce power of 90 hp with a torque of 110 Nm at 4,800 rpm. The various other engine, a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor, can pump 100 hp of power as well as 200 Nm torque.
2017 WR-V release date end price
As we previously said the new WR-V will have its world premier at Sao Paolo Motor Show in Brazil this November, and shortly after that it will hit the market in South America. If we speak about Indian Market, new crossover will be released by March 2017.At the market, it will certainly be placed in between Jazz and the BR-V. The manual variation will certainly be valued near to 60,000 BRL (INR 11.3 Lakhs approx.) which is approximately 17,000 USD and also the leading end automatic version will increase to 75,000 BRL (INR 14.1 Lakhs approx) which is near 21,300 USD.
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