Honda WR-V production starts in India, launch around mid-March

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.


A crossover based on the Jazz, the WR-V slots under the BR-V and CR-V in the Honda India’s SUV line-up.

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.


Initially, the WR-V will be available in India with just two variants on offer.

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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Source: Team-BHP