We informed you earlier that Honda is working on an all-new crossover based on the Jazz platform. If media reports are to be believed, the Japanese automaker is also planning to launch this compact cross in the Indian car market in 2017. Adding to it, the company also plans to introduce 4 new models in the country in next 2-3 years. Also Read: Honda BR-V SUV: 7 Things you should know Also Read - Govt To Give Rs 3000 Crore Credit To Serum Institute, Rs 1500 Crore To Bharat Biotech To Boost Vaccine Production
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Codenamed 2FM, the Jazz based crossover is scheduled to make its global debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in November. The compact crossover will rival against the likes of the Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura and the Volkswagen Cross Polo. The testing for the Jazz Cross has already been started in Brazil. Also Read - IPL 2021, CSK vs RR: Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja Spin Web as Chennai Super Kings Thrash Rajasthan Royals by 45 Runs
The Cross is expected to be a slightly modified Jazz hatchback, which will get some exterior tweaks and elements to offer sporty touch to it. The Honda 2FM will receive crossover features like aggressive bumper that accommodates skid plates, plastic cladding on the lower body, larger alloys and roof rails. The height of the cross is likely to be increased to give it a crossover-ish look.
The India-spec model will share engine specifications with the Honda City sedan. While the petrol version will get a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine producing 118bhp and 145Nm of torque, the oil burner will be a 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine that is good for 99bhp and 200Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a five-speed manual, six-speed manual and a CVT automatic (Petrol).