Honda BR-V launch on 1 May 2016
BR-V is the new upcoming compact SUV from Honda which will be launched in India. There is an exclusive report from MotorOctane that the car is going to be launched on 1st of May this year. BR-V’s launch is going to be Honda’s 2nd launch for this year (2016) after the Amaze facelift. There are plans from the company to launch the new BR-V after its first debut display at Delhi Auto Expo 2016.
The all new Honda BR-V is based on Honda Brio platform and is going to be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that comes with 6-speed manual transmission gearbox and also comes with CVT option too. The 1.5-litre diesel engine on that BR-V comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Honda BR-V Competitors
The new BR-V from Honda would be competing against the likings of other popular compact SUVs like Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. Honda BR-V compact SUV is now scheduled to be launched on May 1st.
The BR-V was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016 and is one of the most important launches for Honda this year. Honda has been trying to introduce this SUV into the market without further delay and capturing the market as much as it can.
Honda BR-V Specifications and Dimensions
The new BR-V from Honda is based on Brio platform and is a 7-seater, crossover recreational vehicle. The BR-V comes with good ground clearance and a dynamic exterior design. The AC vents, the glovebox, the instrument cluster all are new and the steering wheel is identical to the Jazz.
Talking about the dimensions of the car, the new Honda BR-V measures 4,455 mm in length, 1735 mm in width, 1650 mm in height, with a 2660 mm-long wheelbase.
Under the hood, the new Honda BR-V is fitted with a 1.5-litre petrol as well as a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine gets a six-speed manual transmission gearbox and CVT, note that the 1.5-litre diesel engine will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission gearbox only.
The 16-inch alloys is going to be standard across all its variants with 195/60 series tyres. Honda BR-V will be equipped with projector headlamps, fog lamps, powered side mirrors as well as double blower air-conditioning system.
The second-row seats of Honda BR-V would be getting a one-touch tumble feature, while the third row seats of BR-V offers a 50:50 split which can be easily folded down when required.
The Honda BR-V SUV has an advantage of being a seven-seater while its competition is offering 5 seater options only. The diesel variant of BR-V will be available only for Indian car market, where as in other markets it will be made available only in i-VTEC petrol engine with 6-speed manual and even CVT.
It is good that Honda is moving away from regular automatic transmissions towards CVT, as they are very fuel-efficient for city driving conditions.
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