Honda starts dispatching WR-V to the dealerships

Honda’s next launch in India will come in the form of WR-V. The new crossover will be first of its kind from Honda. The WR-V is scheduled to be launched in March 2017, and Honda has already started shipping the new vehicle to the dealerships.

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The car has been caught at a dealership in India. The car spotted at the dealership is the VX Trim, which will be the top-end variant for the WR-V in India. The variant gets a lot of bells and whistles. There are round fog lamps on the outside. A new headlamp assembly with LED DRLs, faux skid plate on the front and the rear bumper, ORVMs with turn indicators, silver roof rails, chrome door, handles, diamond cut alloy wheels and new tail-lamps.

The WR-V is based on the Jazz platform but comes with many changes that make it look different from the outside. From the inside, the WR-V and the Jazz share many similarities. The dashboard and the seats of the WR-V are similar to the Jazz, but they will be more rugged.

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Honda will power the WR-V with same engine options as the Jazz. There will be a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine mated to 5-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine generates a maximum of 90 BHP. The car will also get an option of a diesel engine, which will be a 1.5-litre Earth Dreams i-DTEC engine. The diesel engine comes with 6-speed manual transmission and churns out a maximum of 100 BHP. The petrol engine may also get an option of CVT transmission.

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The WR-V will be positioned above the Honda Jazz in the market, but the price will remain below the newly launched Honda City. The WR-V will go against the likes of Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura and other compact SUVs like Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza in India.

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