Production of the new Honda WR-V has started in Indian, where official sales will begin around mid-March. Rivals include the Fiat Avventura, Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, and the Volkswagen Cross Polo, as well as the Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
Thanks to the anonymous Team-BHPian who has managed to capture of the Honda WR-V’s production flag-off ceremony at Honda Cars India’s plant in Tapukara, Rajasthan. He also revealed that the WR-V’s engine lineup will be sourced from the Honda Jazz, which includes a 1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5L i-DTEC turbo diesel engine.
The petrol variant will be paired to a 5-speed manual or CVT, while the diesel WR-V only gets a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Team-BHP reader also says that the Honda has no plans to launch the HR-V, new Civic and CR-V in India, as of now. Additionally, at present, the company is all-set to launch the 2017 Honda City facelift in mid-February.
Based on the Jazz, the WR-V was designed and developed by Honda R&D Brazil. This crossover bears no resemblance to the Jazz with a high-ground clearance, new body cladding, rugged over all stance and the presence of roof rails on the exterior. Larger alloy wheels, wrap around headlamps, and a more prominent honeycomb mesh front-grille adds some more aggression to the WR-V.
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