Team-BHP reader, Bijoy B S, has acquired pictures of a Honda WR-V at a dealer stockyard in Trivandrum, Kerala, suggesting that early units of the Honda WR-V are dispatched ahead of its launch set for March 16, 2017.
Unofficial bookings might have commenced at some Ford dealerships, ahead of its official launch in the coming few weeks. Unlike with its direct rival like Hyundai i20 Active, Volkswagen Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross and the Fiat Avventura Urban Cross, Honda has changed the design quite a bit from the Jazz it is based on.
Spotted here is the top-spec VX petrol trim, which gets circular fog lamps, headlamps gets LED daytime running lights (DRLs), faux skid plates on the front and rear bumpers, turn indicators integrated in the ORVMs, silver roof rails, chrome door handles, diamond cut alloy wheels and sunroof on the top. The tailgate mounted number plate housing gets a chrome appliqué above it.
The WR-V shares much of its interior with the regular Jazz but with a new touchscreen infotainment system borrowed from the new City taking centre place on the dashboard. Slightly revised seat upholstery and a new gear lever appear to be the other changes made in the WR-V’s cabin. It is also worth noting that there is no engine start/stop button on offer.
The engine lineup and gearbox options will remain identical to that of the Jazz. These include a 90hp 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol motor mated to a 5-speed manual or CVT gearbox and a 100hp 1.5-litre Earth Dreams i-DTEC diesel mill mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Both the engine sends power to the front wheels.
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