Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) India Launch in March

Honda has readied a Jazz based crossover for India. This upcoming Honda Car is called the WRV. The Honda WRV India launch will happen in March 16, 2017. The 2017 Honda WRV will sit between the Jazz and the BR-V in the manufacturer’s Indian portfolio. The 2017 Honda WRV made its public debut at the Sao Paulo Motor Show 2016. Expect prices to hover around Rs. 7-10 lakh. Here, in this post, we have details on the new Honda WR-V India launch date, price, specifications and features. Also See- Honda WRV – Test Drive Detailshonda wrv india images front

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The exteriors of the Jazz based SUV boast several SUV-like design elements. It shares much of its cabin with the Jazz. Features include a touchscreen infotainment unit, auto AC, MID and rear AC vents. The Honda WRV also gets sunroof and cruise control on the top end model.

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Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Launch Date

India Launch DateMarch 16, 2017

The WRV made its public debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show. Details on its India launch date are finally pouring in. The Honda WRV will launch here on March 16, 2017. Production of the new WRV (Jazz-based SUV) has started 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) Price in India

ModelExpected Price
Base ModelRs. 7.5 Lakh
Top ModelRs. 10.5 Lakh

For Honda India, the WRV could be the most important launch in recent times. 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.

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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 Specifications

Engine1.2-litre Petrol/ 1.5-litre Diesel
Maximum Power90 PS/100 PS
Peak Torque109 Nm/200 Nm
Transmission5-Speed Manual and Automatic
AWDNo
ABSYes
AirbagsYes
Ground Clearance188 mm

Engines for the India-spec model come from the Jazz. While the petrol model gets the 1.2 L iVTEC engine, the Diesel model gets the 1.5 L iDTEC. Both the engines are offered with a 5 Speed Manual Transmission. Unlike the rest of Honda’s lineup, Petrol WRV does not get a CVT. At 188 mm, the WRV has a higher ground clearance than the Jazz.

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Honda WRV Mileage

PetrolUpto 20 KMPL
DieselUpto 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 Plates
  • 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
  • Diamond Cut alloy wheels
  • Sunroof
  • Cruise Control

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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 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 a slight resemblance to the Jazz. However, unlike products like the VW Cross Polo and i20 Active, the WR-V is more than just plastic cladding. The crossover 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.

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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.

Honda WRV Dimensions

Length3999 mm
Width1734 mm
Height1601 mm
Wheelbase2555 mm

The WRV is longer, wider and taller than the Honda Jazz. However, that is mainly due to the new front end design and new bumpers. Interior space should be the same as the Jazz. However, it does get a bigger boot.

Honda WRV Colours

  • Premium Amber Metallic (New!)
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Alabaster Silver Metallic
  • Carnelian Red Pearl
  • Golden Brown Metallic
  • White Orchid Pearl

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The new Honda WRV is available in above 6 paint options.

Honda WRV Interior

The interiors of the WR-V are almost the same as the Jazz. This means it has a typical Honda dashboard with clean surfaces and plenty of cubby holes. 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 are more or less the same. The dashboard comes from the Jazz to keep costs in check. The steering, instrument console, aricon controls, all come from the  Jazz.

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Honda WRV (Jazz SUV) Engine & Transmission

The Honda 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 gets a 1.2 L Petrol engine from the Jazz. This engine develops 90 PS and 110 Nm. The Diesel model gets the 1.5 L iDTEC Diesel with 100 PS and 200 Nm. While the petrol variants come mated to a 5 Speed Manual Transmission, diesel variants get a 6-speed manual. No CVT on offer for the petrol WRV.

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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. The Japanese manufacturer is in desperate need of a game changer and that is exactly what the WR-V could be.