Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) India Launch in 2017 [Sketch Released]


Honda has been busy readying a Jazz based crossover for India. This upcoming Honda Car could be called the WRV. The Honda WRV India launch is most likely to happen in late 2017. The 2017 Honda WRV will sit between the Jazz and the Amaze in the manufacturer’s Indian portfolio. The WRV will make its global debut at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in November this year. The WRV will be sold in South American market as the Honda Fit Twist. A design sketch (pictured below) of the upcoming Jazz crossover recently surfaced online. Here, in this post, we have some renderings and details of the 2017 Honda WRV.


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As per the renderings and the sketch here, the Jazz SUV for India could have a new front and rear. The updated bits will include a new bumper, slightly different headlamps and a new grille. Also, the WRV will feature plastic cladding, skid plates and roof rails. Information on the interior is currently unavailable. However, it is likely to share much of its cabin with the Jazz. Features will include a touchscreen infotainment unit, auto AC, MID and rear AC vents. The Honda WRV could also get optional leather upholstery for the top model.

Also See- Upcoming New Honda Cars in India

Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Launch Date

India Launch Date September, 2017
Official Release Date November, 2016

It is very likely that the WRV will make its public debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show next month. Details on its India launch date are scarce. However, we expect it to launch here by September, next year.  The WRV (Jazz-based SUV) will be produced at Honda’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. The WRV has been internally code-named as the ‘Honda 2FM’.

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Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Video

Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Price in India

Model Expected Price
Base Model Rs. 7.5 Lakh
Top Model Rs. 10.5 Lakh

The Amaze has already received a facelift. The City too is about to get a facelift. Recently, Honda also launched the Brio facelift in India. The next new Honda coming our way is the Accord. However, of all these, the most important could be the WRV. The WRV will be priced very close to the BRV. However, it will be more crossover-ish. In comparison to the Jazz, it will look more rugged and will have higher ground clearance.

The WRV will go on to rival models like the Hyundai i20 Active and the Ford EcoSport.

Honda WRV Spy Images

Honda WRV Specifications

Engine 1.2-litre Petrol/ 1.5-litre Diesel
Maximum Power 90 PS/100 PS
Peak Torque 109 Nm/200 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual and Automatic
Airbags Yes
Ground Clearance 200 mm (Expected)

Engines will be carried over from the Jazz. While the petrol model will get the 1.2 L iVTEC engine, the Diesel model will get the 1.5 L iDTEC. Both the engines will be offered with a 5 Speed Manual Transmission. The Petrol model could also come with a CVT. The WRV is sure to have a higher ground clearance than the Jazz. We expect it to be in the range of 190 mm.

Honda WRV Mileage

Petrol Upto 20 KMPL
Diesel Upto 24 KMPL

Mileage will be upto 24 KMPL from the Diesel model. The Petrol too could have a max. mileage of around 20 KMPL.

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Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Features

  • New Stylish Front Grille
  • Stylish Headlamps
  • Body Cladding
  • Faux Scuff Plats
  • New Tail Lights
  • Roof Rails
  • Roof rails
  • Interior Chrome Trim
  • Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Touchscreen Infotainment
  • Auto AC
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD

Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Rivals

The Jazz SUV will rival a host of cars, including some traditional soft-roaders like the Ford EcoSport. Here’s a list of Honda WRV rivals-

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Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Exterior

The WRV will share in plenty with the Jazz. However, it will look more rugged and aggressive than the hatchback sibling. The WRV will boast a new front grille, new headlamps, updated bumper and a scuff plate at front. The grille and headlamp profile bear slight resemblance to the Jazz. However, unlike products like the VW Cross Polo and i20 Active, the WR-V will be more than just plastic cladding. If the official sketch is anything to go by, the crossover will feature a very aggressive front bumper. Its side profile will be characterized by the stylish alloy wheels, roof rails and body cladding. However, this also the angle where it bears the strongest resemblance to the Jazz. The rear gets a new bumper with a faux scuff plate and new tail wrv images rear-angle-images

The WRV’s head lights seem to take inspiration from those on the HRV. The car’s nose looks aggressive and gives it a rugged look. The new grille and updated bumper come together to make the car look really butch. The side profile gives a good view of the car’s high ground clearance. The new alloys and body cladding further accentuate the crossover credentials. The rear is likely to get the least changes.

Honda WRV Interior

While we are yet to see the interior, it’s likely to be almost the same as the Jazz. This means it will have a typical Honda dashboard with clean surfaces and plenty of cubby holes. Also, the WRV could get some chrome trim and optional leather upholstery. The WRV Jazz-based SUV will have a spacious cabin. The 2.6-metre wheelbase will help here. Also, a lot of headroom should give a feeling of spaciousness.

Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Engine & Transmission

The Honda Fit Twist (WRV) will be sold with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC FlexOne engine in Brazil. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a CVT. This engine will be carried over from the hatchback sibling. Power figures will remain the same. Hence, the Jazz SUV will have a max power-torque of 118 PS and 150 Nm. For India, the WRV will get a 1.2 L Petrol engine from the Jazz. This engine develops 90 PS and 109 Nm. The Diesel model will get the 1.5 L iDTEC Diesel with 100 PS and 200 Nm. Both the engines will come mated to a 5 Speed Manual Transmission. Additionally, the Petrol model will also have a CVT.

Honda has been struggling a lot in India off late. Sales have seen a constant downward trend and new products have not had a major impact either. Even popular products like the City and Amaze have lost out to competitors in recent times. New launches including the Brio facelift and the Honda Accord are unlikely to help things. The Japanese manufacturer is in desperate need of a game changer and that is exactly what the WR-V could be.

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