A crossover based on the Honda Jazz is believed to be in the works. It will slot in below the HR-V in Honda’s global lineup and is likely to be called the WR-V. It will be Honda’s entry into a highly competitive global segment which has players like the VW Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross and the Hyundai i20 Active.
The WR-V (if it is called that) will replace the Fit Twist and is likely to follow the standard formula of higher ground clearance and body cladding. Renderings of this vehicle also suggest a different boot lid, front bumper and design for the tail lamps.
The cabin will be the same as the current generation Jazz with little or no changes to the feature list or layout. However, it is possible that the cabin may get different colour schemes. Engines are unlikely to change and we can expect the 1.2-litre, 1.5-litre and 1.5-litre diesel. The former two can be had with a five-speed manual or CVT while the latter is only offered with a six-speed manual.
This car is expected to make its debut at the end of the year, most likely at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show. It will then arrive in India a few months later and may possibly have its global launch here.