Yesterday, we reported about the spied interior images of the upcoming Honda WR-V. Now the company has officially teased the image of the compact crossover. The Honda WR-V is scheduled to be launched in India on 16th March, 2017 and will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai i20 Active, Mahindra TUV300 and Toyota Etios Cross in the segment. When launched, the Honda WR-V is likely to be priced between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 10.5 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Although the new WR-V will be based on the Honda Jazz's platform, it will be different from the hatchback in terms of exterior design and styling. The teaser image only showcases the front fascia of the car which suggests that the WR-V will get a new front end, projector headlamps and sculpted bonnet as expected. We expect the Honda WR-V will also get high bonnet, increased ground clearance than the Jazz as well as side body cladding. The company will also offer the crossover with revised tailgate, roof rails and silver finished front and rear bumpers.
There is no interior image, but we expect the Honda WR-V to be available with an all-black interior theme with silver accents on the AC vents, glove box and the steering wheel. The higher trims will get steering mounted controls for the audio system, a touchscreen infotainment system with mirror link smartphone connectivity, voice recognition and a reverse parking camera. The seats are also likely to get new dual tone fabric. The safety equipment will include dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) on the higher versions.
The upcoming Honda WR-V crossover is expected to be powered by the Jazz's engine options, a 1.2 litre petrol and a 1.5 litre diesel unit. The petrol trims will be paired to a 5-speed manual and a CVT (Continuously variable transmission) automatic gearbox, while the diesel variants will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.