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Honda has started production of the WR-V in India, ahead of its scheduled launch in March this year. We have gotten our hands on a set of images taken at Honda's manufacturing facility in Tapukara, Rajasthan. These images offer a first look at the India-spec WR-V.
The WR-V is basically a crossover sibling of the Honda Jazz. It made its global debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in November last year. Though the WR-V is based on the Jazz and uses the same platform, Honda designers have made some significant design changes to differentiate the two cars. The WR-V gets a comprehensively redesigned front fascia, which is characterised by a wide grille with a prominent chrome bar in the middle. The grille is flanked on both sides by new headlamps. In order to intensify the vehicle's crossover image, the WR-V comes with black plastic cladding, beefed up wheel arches and silver skid plates on the front and rear bumpers. It also rides higher than the Jazz. The rear gets a long tailgate, new tail lights and a chrome bar above the number plate housing.
Though the interiors of the India-spec car haven’t been snapped, the WR-V is expected to borrow its dashboard and seats from the Jazz. This was deliberately done to minimise development and production costs.
Interestingly, our sources suggest that the Mobilio facelift which was recently unveiled in Indonesia won't come to India.