Honda launches WR-V (a Jazz-based SUV)

The Honda WR-V compact SUV has been officially launched in India following its first debut at the 2016 São Paolo International Motor Show in Brazil.

The WR-V  comes with the same engine options as the Honda Jazz, namely a 1.2 litre petrol engine  that produces 66kW of power and 110 Nm of torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission and a 1.5 litre i-DTEC turbodiesel with 74kW and 200 Nm of torque and a six-speed manual gearbox. There is no CVT option.

Sitting on 16-inch wheel, the WR-V is 44 mm longer and 40 mm wider than the Jazz, due to its body cladding and it has a 188 mm of ground clearance (53 mm more than the Jazz).

The body of the WR-V is largely based on the Jazz, although the front of the vehicle resembles Honda’s HR-V with LED daytime running lights and halogen reflector headlamps.  The lower part of the body, including the wheel arches, is cladded in black plastic and silver bits on the front and rear bumper mimic sump guards. The car also comes with roof rails and an electric sunroof.