Honda to unveil the new WR-V at the Sao Paulo Moto Show

Words by Yash Sunil

Honda set to reveal their new crossover, the WR-V at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show which starts tomorrow. It is the crossover variant of the Jazz and was internally code-named the ‘Honda 2FM’. When launched, the WR-V will be placed in between the Jazz and the BR-V.

The WR-V will currently be introduced in only in the South American market for the moment (and will be called the Honda Fit Twist there) and is expected to be launched in India by mid next year. A few images of the Jazz Crossover did emerge a few weeks ago and now Honda has released a handful of teaser images of the car. From these images, we can tell that the WR-V will receive an all new front  and rear end with a redesigned bumper, a slightly different headlamp unit now with DRLs and a new reworked grille. In addition to these changes, the WRV would also get the crossover treatment with the plastic cladding bodywork, roof rails and a slightly raised suspension. The interiors doesn’t see much changes and likely would be carried over directly from the Jazz apart from a new infotainment system, climate control and rear AC vents. The WR-V could likely share the same engine as the current Jazz.

When the WR-V does come to India it will face competition from other crossovers such as the Ford Ecosport, Hyundai i20 Active, Volkswagen Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross and the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross (which is set to get a facelift anytime next year).

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