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Honda BR-V to Get Petrol and Diesel Engine Options; Will Also Receive CVT

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Highlights

  • It will face competition from Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta
  • Honda BR-V will be offered with 2 engine and 2 transmission options
  • Dual airbags will be a standard provision across trims

The Honda BRV compact SUV has been launched in India at Rs 8.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).The Japanese carmaker started taking pre-orders for the car last month. The latest from Honda will enter the segment that currently fields a handful of competent products such as the Renault Duster and the Hyundai Creta. The Honda BR-V is based on the same platform as that of the Brio, Amaze, and Mobilio, which makes economical sense for the carmaker. The 7-seater compact SUV's design also borrows a handful of details from the Honda Mobilio MPV.  

The Honda BR-V measures 4,455mm in length, 1,735mm in width, 1,650mm in height and sports a wheelbase of 2,660mm. Built on Honda's 'Active Solid Motion' design philosophy, the Honda BRV dons a large chrome-slat grille, black projector head-lamps, a sturdy bumper, plastic body cladding on the wheel arches. The SUV's promise of a doughty spirit is further advanced by a ground clearance of 201mm. The side panels, however, seem to have been directly lifted from the the Honda Mobilio. (Read Honda BRV Compact SUV: 9 Things You Need to Know)

The first 7-seater SUV in its segment, the Honda BR-V will receive comfort and convenience provisions like start/stop button, steering-mounted controls, automatic climate control, roof mounted AC vents, Bluetooth connectivity, height-adjustable driver's seat, etc. depending on the selected variant. For safety, the Honda BRV will get dual airbags as a standard provisions across the entire range. Other than that, the SUV will get ABS, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HAS), etc..

Honda BR-V

10.86 Lakh * On Road Price (New Delhi)
Honda BR-V

The automaker will offer the SUV with a choice of two engine options and two transmission options, including CVT. While the 1.5-litre petrol puts out 117bhp along with 145Nm of peak torque, the 1.5-litre diesel develops 98 horses and a maximum torque of 200Nm. The 6-speed manual transmission will be offered on both the aforementioned engines, but the CVT's availability will be restricted to only petrol variants.

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Considering its rivals, competitive pricing will be imperative to Honda BR-V's success in the country. However, the automatic (CVT) will also play an important role in driving the car's sales in the country, much like we had mentioned in our review.

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