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Honda BR-V Compact SUV: 9 Things You Need to Know

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Highlights

  • Honda BR-V is the first 7-seater SUV in its segment
  • Will face competition from the Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta
  • Based on the same platform as the Honda Brio hatchback albeit extended

Honda BR-V, the Japanese carmaker's upcoming compact SUV, will arrive in a segment that fields well-established names such as the Renault Duster and the relatively new Hyundai Creta. The BR-V is based on the same platform as the Honda Brio hatchback, albeit extended and noticeably adopts some design details from the Mobilio MPV.

Honda BR-V

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Honda BR-V

With the launch round the corner, Honda has been earnestly marketing the compact SUV in the country. In addition to the the '#WhereNextWithBRV' digital campaign, its dealers also started accepting pre-orders for the car last week. As the company mobilizes for the BR-V's launch in India on 5 May, here's a rundown about the car.

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Honda BR-V Rear

Honda BR-V Rear

1. The compact SUV's design is found on Honda's 'Active Solid Motion' tenet. The Honda BR-V sports a large chrome-slat grille, black projector head-lamps, a sturdy bumper, plastic body cladding on the wheel arches, and gets a ground clearance of 201mm to round off its intrepid stance.

2. Though the side profile may to remind onlookers of the Mobilio, the BR-V's rear manages to look quite fresh for a Honda car.

3. The Honda BR-V compact SUV measures 4,455mm in length, 1,735mm in width, 1,650mm in height and gets a wheelbase of 2,660mm.

Honda BR-V Front Quarter

Honda BR-V Front Quarter

4. The first 7-seater SUV in its segment, the cabin will include fairly premium seats, steering-mounted controls, and automatic climate control among other provisions for comfort and convenience.

5. Honda BR-V's list of safety features will include dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HAS), etc..

Also Read: Honda BR-V Review

6. Honda will offer two engine options on the BR-V: the 1.5-litre SOHC petrol and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. The petrol engine puts out 117bhp and 146Nm of maximum torque, while the diesel develops 99bhp along with 20torque.

Honda BR-V

7. Choice of transmission will include a 6-speed manual gearbox and a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

8. The Honda SUV will primarily face competition from the Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta.

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9. With due consideration to its rivals, we expect the Honda BR-V's price to range between ₹ 8.5 lakh - ₹ 12 lakh.

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