Honda Jazz keenlight
Honda Jazz-based crossover WR-V exported to Japan. Pictured: Honda Jazz keenlight (representational image)Honda/media

Japanese automaker Honda seems to have stepped up the work on its upcoming jazz-based crossover codenamed 2FM. According to a latest report of IndianAutos Blog, Honda has shipped the Jazz-based crossover to Japan for testing.

Honda is expected to launch the 2FM, which is reportedly called WR-V, in India in 2017. Previous reports had said that the company has started the prototype production of the 2FM aka WR-V at the company's Takapura plant in Rajasthan.

The WR-V, which is believed to be a global model, will also be sold in Brazil. The model is currently said to be in its testing phase in some of the countries and is likely to commence testing in India soon. The WR-V is expected to make its debut at Sao Paolo Motor Show in Brazil in November 2016.

In India, the upcoming jazz-based crossover WR-V is expected to be pitted against Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura, Volkswagen CrossPolo and Toyota Etios Cross. Under the hood, the new WR-V is likely to get the same engine as that of the Jazz. The Jazz is powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that can generate power of 90bhp with a torque of 110Nm at 4,800rpm and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor, that can pump in 100bhp of power and 200Nm torque. It is expected to come with crossover traits such as roof rails, skid plate, body cladding and more.

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