Recently, Honda Jazz was updated to a new generation model in the Japanese market. There might be a similar upgrade for the WR-V in the pipeline as well.
Earlier this year, the next-generation Honda Jazz was launched in its home market. Known as Honda Fit in Japan, the new car is currently in its fourth-generation there. The WR-V, which is based on the Jazz/Fit, might also get a generation change soon. Here, we have a speculative rendering of the next-gen Honda WR-V, based on the new 2020 Honda Fit.
According to the rendered image, the next-gen WR-V looks much sharper and cleaner than the current generation model, which is a lot curvier. The headlights now have a rectangular design, while the front grille is now a little bigger and wider than before. The front bumper is also completely redesigned, with extremely unique foglamps. The side and the rear are the same as the 2020 Fit. The design for the taillamp is similar, but with a chrome strip running horizontally in between them. You also get a faux skid plate added at the front and rear bumpers, along with plastic cladding on the side of the car.
While the rendering looks extremely impressive, this might not be the vehicle that Honda might end up making. There are, however, a lot of media reports that suggest that the Japanese carmaker is working on bringing new SUVs to the Indian market, both in the sub-compact and the compact segments. As such, there were rumours that the WR-V might get replaced soon. If Honda is indeed working on a new generation WR-V, it would make sense for the company to launch it in our market as well, unlike as with the new Fit/Jazz.
Regular readers might be aware that Honda has no plans to bring the new generation Honda Jazz to India any time soon. We shall continue to get the previous generation, but with a minor facelift. Also, the JDM-spec model has a petrol/electric hybrid version as well. The next-gen WR-V might also sport that same powertrain, but we doubt that the same would be launched in India.