Render: The Honda WR-V is the Jazz based crossover that India wants

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Honda WR-V (2)

While the new Honda BR-V got off to flying start with 2433 units sold in the month of May, the Japanese manufacturer is readying another crossover. Code-named the 2FM, the new compact crossover will be based on the Jazz hatchback, and will be called the WR-V. A speculative rendering from Car And Driver Brazil shows how the India-bound Honda WR-V may look like. The Honda WR-V will be launched at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November.

Honda WR-V (1)

If these renders are anything to go by, there’s no hiding the fact that the WR-V will look like a Jazz on stilts. The front fascia will be revisited though, with fresher styling and chrome embellishments that’ll befit the slightly premium image over the Jazz. Outdoorsy additions like skid plates and subtle body cladding will be on the offing as well, apart from bigger wheels and tires.

Honda WR-V render

The Honda WR-V is expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre engine in Brazil, presumably the i-VTEC FlexOne flex-fuel motor that’s rated at 115 hp and 149 Nm on petrol power, while making 116 hp and 150 Nm of torque running on ethanol. In India though, the WR-V will be powered by the familiar 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine from the Jazz, along with the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine as well.