Honda has readied a Jazz based crossover for India. This upcoming Honda Car is called the WRV. The Honda WRV India launch is most likely to happen in mid-2017. The 2017 Honda WRV will sit between the Jazz and the Amaze in the manufacturer’s Indian portfolio. The 2017 Honda WRV has just made its public debut at the Sao Paulo Motor Show 2017. 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 and Honda has also released a handful of teaser images in the build up to its global unveil. Here, in this post, we have some images and details of the 2017 Honda WRV.
The Jazz SUV for India could has a new front and rear. The updated bits include a new bumper, slightly different headlamps and a new grille. Also, the WRV features 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.
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Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Launch Date
|India Launch Date||April, 2017|
|Official Release Date||November, 2016|
The WRV has just made its public debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show. Details on its India launch date are scarce. However, we expect it to launch here by April, 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’.
Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Video
Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Price in India
|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 and Accord Hybrid in India. However, of all these, the most important could be the WRV. There is strong demand for crossovers and SUVs in the Indian market right now and the WR-V might just stop Honda’s sales from declining further. The WRV will be priced below 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, in term of overall form, sit somewhere between cross variants of hatchbacks such as the i20 Active and compact SUVs. It 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|
|Ground Clearance||200 mm (Expected)|
Honda is yet to reveal the tech specs for the WRV. However, it has said that the WRV will deliver “outstanding fuel economy and stable handling performance.” Engines for the India-spec model 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.
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
- LED daytime running lights
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-
- Hyundai i20 Active
- Fiat Avventura
- Fiat Urban Cross
- Toyota Etios Cross
- Ford EcoSport
- Maruti Vitara Brezza
Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Exterior
The WRV shares in plenty with the Jazz. However, it looks more rugged and aggressive than the hatchback sibling. The WRV boasts 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. The crossover will features an aggressive front bumper. Its side profile is characterized by the stylish alloy wheels, roof rails and body cladding. However, this is 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 lights.
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. As is the case with almost the entire Honda lineup in India, the interiors will be more or less the same. The dashboard will come from the Jazz to keep costs in check. We will have a better idea of the interior design of the upcoming Honda WR-V tomorrow once the official unveil takes place.
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. While the petrol variants will come mated to a 5 Speed Manual Transmission, diesel variants will get a 6-speed manual. Additionally, the Petrol model will also have an automatic transmission option on offer in the form of 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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