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Honda imports components for production of 'WR-V' – a Jazz-based crossover prototype

Honda Car India has imported various components of an all-new vehicle from its upcoming product portfolio, according to a report on India’s import and export data.

Code-named as the Honda 2FM, the Jazz-based hatchback crossover will be officially called the Honda WR-V. The compact crossover will likely be showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show that will be held in Brazil in November.

While we have to wait for some time to see how the production-ready version may look like, Honda Car India has imported numerous components of the WR-V from March to May 2016. The import data from Zauba.com states that these components are a part of the 2FM project. This data suggests that the automaker is in the process of building the first prototype of the WR-V for research and development purposes.

According to sources, the WR-V is expected to be available in India with both petrol and diesel versions. While petrol power should come from the familiar 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit good for 116 hp, diesel power is also believed to be produced from the existing 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. These engines will be strapped with a five-speed manual or an automatic transmission kit.

On launch, the WR-V will go head on with the Ford Ecosport and the Renault Duster. The automaker will position the crossover between the Jazz and the recently launched BR-V. The suggested price range for the Honda WR-V will be in the range of Rs. 11 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh.