As per Zauba.com, India’s portal that keeps a tab on import and export data of the country, Honda Car India has imported various components of an all new vehicle from their upcoming product portfolio. Code-named as the Honda 2FM, the Jazz hatchback based crossover will be officially called as the Honda WR-V. In recent times various digital artists digitally rendered the WR-V crossover to show an example of how the vehicle may take shape. The compact crossover will likely be showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show that will be held in Brazil in the month of November this year.
While we are waiting to actually see what the production ready version may look like, Honda Car India has imported numerous components of the WR-V from March to May 2016. The import data from Zauba.com states that these components are a part of the 2FM project. This data suggests that the automaker is in process of building the first prototype of the WR-V for research and development purposes. So very soon we shall be reporting about test mules of the WR-V being spotted here and there around the country.
Reportedly, the WR-V is expected to be available in India with both petrol and diesel versions. While petrol power should come from the familiar 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit good for 116 hp, diesel power is also believed to be produced from the existing 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. These engines will be strapped with a five-speed manual or an automatic transmission kit. On launch the WR-V will go head on with the Ford Ecosport and the Renault Duster. The automaker will position the crossover between the Jazz and the recently launched BR-V. The suggested price range for the Honda WR-V will be INR 11 Lakhs to INR 15 Lakhs.