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Honda WR-V is a crossover based on the Jazz premium hatchback; launch expected tin March 2017

Japanese automaker Honda is gearing up to launch its much awaited and anticipated WR-V crossover in the Indian market this March. Ahead of that the company has already begun the production of the car that is based on Jazz premium hatchback. Upon its launch, this vehicle is going to be the smallest and compact cross that will lock horns with popular rivals like Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai i20 Active.

The upcoming Honda WR-V is being produced at the Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. With the launch of this crossover, Honda is expecting to fetch good sales figure. The Japanese company is now only receiving positive response in terms of sales from two models that are the Amaze compact sedan and the City midsize sedan.

As the Honda WR-V has been spotted in the country, it looks very muscular and quite attractive looking. It sports sharp headlamps, chrome garnished bold looking front grille, a beefy front bumper. It gets side body cladding at the side profile, sporty alloy wheels, Jazz like deep character line, chrome finished door handles. The rear fascia too looks pretty sporty indeed.

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Interior of the crossover gets upmarket features and design as well. It features multi-function steering wheel, three-pod instrument cluster with analog dials and a digital MID. The centre console boasts a large touchscreen infotainment system that would sport modern connectivity features. In terms of space and comfort too, the Honda WR-V is expected to come impressive.

Power source for the Honda WR-V crossover will include both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine will be a 1.2-litre i-VTEC motor capable to churn out 90 bhp of peak power and 110 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine on the other hand will be a 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit that is capable to kick out 100 bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT and a CVT as well.

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