Honda BRV is based on the extended Brio platform which is shared by Mobilio MPV and Amaze compact sedan, the compact Honda BRV (BR-V) sports utility vehicle launched in India priced from Rs. 8.75 Lakhs to Rs. 12.90 Lakhs in India. Termed as the ‘bold runabout vehicle’ the BR-V will go up against the established rivals in its segment such as Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
Honda BR-V Engine and Specification
Honda has lot of expectations deposited on the BR-V compact SUV which will have two engine and three transmission options from the company’s notorious petrol and diesel line-up – a 1.5-litre iVTEC petrol unit and a 1.5-litre iDTEC diesel engine. The petrol engine with Zig-zag piston coating pattern and CCS (cooling control spacer) is capable of delivering 119 hp at 6,600 rpm and a peak torque of 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm.
It comes coupled with either a new six-speed manual, as opposed to five-speed unit in City and Mobilio, or CVT automatic transmission developed by Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology team. The 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine powering the City and Mobilio will also be offered in India. It is good enough to produce 99 bhp of maximum power output and 200 Nm of peak torque.
It will be linked with a six-speed manual gearbox only as the class-leading engine will not be offered with an automatic. Honda will not offer the BR-V with four-wheel drive configuration as the power will only be sent to the front wheels.
Honda BR-V Variant wise Price:
|Honda BR-V Variant||Ex-showroom Price|
|BR-V Petrol E||Rs. 8.75 Lakhs|
|BR-V Petrol S||Rs. 9.90 Lakhs|
|BR-V Petrol V||Rs. 10.90 Lakhs|
|BR-V Petrol VX||Rs. 11.84 Lakhs|
|BR-V Petrol V-CVT||Rs.11.99 Lakhs|
|BR-V Diesel E||Rs. 9.90 Lakhs|
|BR-V Diesel S||Rs. 10.99 Lakhs|
|BR-V Diesel V||Rs. 11.85 Lakhs|
|BR-V Diesel VX||Rs. 12.90 Lakhs|
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Honda BRV Mileage
The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine will have rated fuel consumption of 15.4 km per litre for petrol and `16kmpl for the CVT auto ‘box whilst the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel is claimed to give a class-leading mileage of 21.9 km per litre. As a first-in-class feature, the petrol engine will have the option of manually-operated flappy paddle shifters.
Honda BR-V Exterior and Dimensions
Honda BR-V Dimensions
The dimensions of the seven-seater BR-V (2+3+2 configuration) are as follows: 4,456 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width, 1,666 mm in height, 2,660 mm in wheelbase. Set to be the spacious SUV in the segment, it will have a class-leading ground clearance of 201 mm.
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Honda BR-V Exterior
It takes design cues from the Mobilio MPV and will be based on Honda’s new Active Solid Motion design ethos. Up front it gets plastic body cladding on wheel arches with bespoke 16-inch wheels, U shaped chrome slat, roof rails, skid plates, circular fog lamps with chrome bezels, chrome slate at middle of tail gate, black projector headlights and C-shaped LED rear taillights with black plastic cladding protecting the underbody.
Honda BR-V Interior & Features
The interior features list will have automatic climate control, rear parking camera, rear Air Conditioning vents, multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls, multi-information display, centre console finished in piano black, push button start, foldable third row seats, electronically operated ORVMs with turn indicators, cruise control, etc.
Disappointingly, the touchscreen infotainment system won’t be provided in any of the variants and instead the audio player will have Bluetooh telephony – a move to cut the costs down and price aggressively. The middle row seat can be moved flexibly and folding the third row of seats gives a massive 691 litres of luggage space – claimed to be class-leading.
Honda BR-V Colours
Misty Green Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Taffeta White, Passion Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic.
Honda BR-V Safety Features
Dual SRS airbags will be offered as standard. ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) will be included in all of the diesel variants but the petrol grades will only get this feature in the middle and higher level models. Other safety technologies expected are front 3-Point Load Limiters with Pretensioner ELR Seat Belt and ISOFIX, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HAS) and Brake Assist (BA).
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Honda BR-V Key Rivals
The Honda BR-V will compete in the fiercely competitive SUV segment by rivalling against Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Maruti S-Cross and Nissan Terrano and is the only seven-seater offering among them.