Honda reveals WR-V teaser image

Crossover to make debut at 2016 Sao Paulo motor show next month
October 18, 2016

You just can’t escape them at the moment, and most likely the foreseeable future too. That’s right – we’re talking about crossovers. It is the hottest segment in the motoring industry and a day doesn’t seem to pass without another one being revealed or in this case, teased. The latest manufacturer to reveal a sketch of an upcoming smaller family hauler is Honda. And from the image, we have to admit the WR-V looks alright.

The subcompact model - which will go up against the likes of the Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport, two models that have enjoyed success in our region – is a bit like a Jazz (it shares the same platform) with a taller ride height and a more aggressively styled body. Destined for the South American and Indian market, the WR-V could just show up on our shores too and although Honda has not revealed any technical info about it just yet (it’ll probably have a 1.5-litre engine mated to a CVT) we reckon it would fit in over here quite well just going by the way it looks. Developed by the R&D team of Honda Cars Brazil, it features roof rails, skid plates, accentuated wheel arches and black cladding on the lower body which makes for a muscular appearance and will likely be designed for those looking for an affordable family car and in these trying times, it’d be a very welcome addition.

To be revealed at the 29th edition of the Sao Paulo motor show on November 8, the WR-V could be on sale as early as next year.