Honda WR-V Unveiled at Sao Paulo Motor Show!

Japanese carmaker, Honda has finally taken the wraps off its upcoming cross-hatch, the Honda WR-V. The car has been unveiled at the ongoing Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil.

Honda WR-V Unveiled

The Honda WR-V is essentially a crossover based on the company’s highly popular global hatchback, the Honda Jazz. Honda had earlier also revealed a design sketch of the car, revealing the car’s design and styling elements.

The WR-V gets certain stand out styling bits from the Jazz, which include a completely new and flatter bonnet at the front, a new design for the grille, which is a chunky chrome bar and is reminiscent of the Honda family face. The headlamps are of a completely new design as compared to the Jazz and also get LED light guides around their edges.

The headlamp cluster however just doesn’t seem to be doing justice to the aggressive look, which other styling elements, including the revised front bumper with faux skid plate at its front are supposedly trying to attain.

Honda WR-V

 

The car also sports a sportier 16-inch alloy wheel design, which now gets diamond cut finishing, raised ground clearance and roof rails, which are there to add character and muscular look to the overall silhouette of the rather elegant looks of the Jazz.

The Honda WR-V also gets black body cladding, running all along the car, even covering the wheel arches and the rear now sees the number plate housing moving down at the bumper and the tail gate getting freed up to display a vast expanse of metal layered with garnishes at the back.

Honda WR-V teaser sketch

The WR-V is slated to be introduced in India next year and will supposedly go on sale around March 2017. The company will position it above the Jazz and is likely to offer the same engines, as are there on its hatchback sibling, which includes a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel motor.

The Honda WR-V when launched in India, will go against its chief rivals, Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross and the German player, the Volkswagen Cross Polo.

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