Following the release of an official design sketch, the Honda WR-V compact crossover has been teased again behind a veil, this time offering a hint of what the headlamps will look like. The Jazz-based crossover is due to make its debut next week, when the Sao Paulo Auto Show opens on November 8.

It’s set to arrive in Brazil and other South American markets soon after its Sao Paulo debut, and is said to use the Fit/Jazz powertrain – a 1.5 litre four-cylinder flex-fuel engine paired to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a CVT in those markets. The Honda WR-V will slot below the HR-V and the CR-V in Honda’s SUV line-up, replacing the Fit Twist for the Brazilian market, launched in 2012.


As a recap, the WR-V will be given a more rugged exterior look compared to the Jazz it’s based upon, with added SUV design cues such as roof rails, skid plates and black cladding on the lower part of the car, in similar fashion to the Fit Twist before it.

The Indian market is said to get the new model too, where WR-V (for “Winsome Runabout Vehicle”) will be pitched against the likes of the Hyundai i20 Active, VW Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross, and the Fiat Urban Cross.

GALLERY: Brazil-market Honda Fit Twist