Honda, as we know, has been working on a new Jazz-based crossover codenamed ‘Honda 2FM’. Expected to be rechristened as the WR-V, this new model has been spied in Brazil ahead of its public debut in November during the Sao Paulo International Motor Show.
In terms of design upgrades, the WR-V will follow the standard hatchback-based crossover formula of higher ground clearance and body cladding. Honda might even add bigger wheels and chunky roof rails for improved road presence.
There’s no insight on the engine specifications yet, but it is likely that the WR-V will be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine with 114bhp of power.
Globally, the WR-V will slot in below the HR-V. It will be Honda’s entry into a rather niche segment which already has cars like the VW Cross Polo and the Hyundai i20 Active. Post its South America debut, the WR-V will eventually arrive in the Indian market with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options.