After surfacing a teaser online, which hinted the silhouette of Honda’s upcoming hatchback based crossover, the Japanese auto major has finally unveiled the WR-V at the ongoing Sao Paulo Motor Show 2016. As we earlier wrote, the car will make its way to the Indian shores by March next year and will be situated into the automaker’s crossover portfolio under HR-V and CR-V and above the Jazz model. Moreover, with a view to proffer the unit with a different look from the Jazz hatch, it sports more aggressive and rugged looks.
According to the automaker, the WR-V, which show oneself as “Winsome Runabout Vehicle” has been designed based on the increasing demands of such segment among the customers in South America. Further said, it is a perfect example of ‘tough and urban’ SUV design that will target the buyers who are modern freaks and love to drive compact utility vehicles.
Taking the details on the ground, the new Honda WR-V houses an aggressive front bumper integrated with chrome touches muscular features and a prominent chin. The headlamp cluster that comprises C-shaped daytime running lights differs from the Jazz and come up with black inserts. Moreover, the grill gets a thick chrome slat in line with the company’s model such as BR-V and City.
Moving ahead next to the side profile, it host fine black body cladding, running the length of the body and fenders on the wheel arches as well as on the doors that further connected with the front bumpers. Besides a set of 16-inch alloy wheels are also there, but gets new diamond cut finishing. Whereas it comes with a different tailgate including number plate that is now affixed below on the bumper. However, tail-lights are quite identical to the Jazz but receive a vast expanse of metal layers. Interior details have not been revealed yet completely, but it is reported to share features and styling with the Jazz with a view to keeping costs in check.
As the model is a replacement for the Honda Fit Twist model, it will be carrying the same engine houses and transmission options under the hood as of the standard unit. The petrol derivatives will be powered by a 1.2-litre, i-VTEC and a 1.5-litre i-VTEC motor that generates 88.75Bhp/110 Nm and 118Bhp/145 Nm. On the other side, the diesel motor will come up with a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder unit which fires out 98 Bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will be available as a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and a CVT gearbox.
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