Honda BR-V will be a 7 Seater SUV based on Brio platform
SUV fan following is all set to go on the next level in India. After the success of Renault Duster in India, other manufacturers are all set to eat the pie of the share in that category. That category’s current leader is the Mahindra Scorpio but now, the Maruti S-Cross and Hyundai Creta launching next month, and BR-V likely be the India bound Crossover cum SUV from Honda that likely to showcase in Delhi Auto Expo 2016. Honda has released sketches of the upcoming SUV in Indonesia.
The Honda BR-V is based on the Brio platform just like the Amaze and Mobilio. The parts bin will be the same for interior atleast. Exterior shows a brand new front-end, tail-lights, bumpers and cladding all around. We think this is how the facelift version of Brio, Amaze and Mobilio will look in the future, but that’s a far fetched thing for now.
The Honda BR-V SUV does look butch in every single angel you look at and has a commanding stance to woo SUV buyers. On the inside, report claims it will have a 7-Seater layout that seems unlikely for a SUV which will be under the 4300mm mark. The stable mate Mobilio will take a hit if this happens as the Honda BR-V is all set to be very spacious in the category, thanks to Honda’s Man Maximum and Machine minimum policy.
The new platform has proven it self to a be a fun to drive and easy going car which pleases both enthusiast and normal daily drivers. The engines are set to be same too. The petrol 1.5l naturally aspirated I-VTEC engine will come with 117 BHP of power. The diesel will be the 1.5l Earth Dreams engine that will produce 100 BHP. Promising fuel efficiency of around 16 km/l and 24+ km/l for petrol and diesel respectively, the segment will see a turn around and bring volumes to everyone as the SUV is most fashionable thing to own right now.