LAUNCHED IN INDIA: HONDA BR-VPosted On: May 8, 2016 By : AutoLife Team
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), has launched its new model Honda BR-V in the Indian market at a starting price of INR 8.75 Lakh. The Honda BR-V (Bold Runabout Vehicle) which boasts a bold and sporty stance, according to the company, offers Best in Class ground clearance, powerful performance, excellent mileage and highly versatile premium interior with 3-row configuration. With the BR-V, Honda finally enters the competitive compact SUV segment in the Indian market.In India, the BR-V is available in both Diesel and Petrol fuel options. The petrol variant is equipped with Honda’s extremely popular 16-Valve, 4-Cylinder 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with new and exclusively developed 6-speed Manual Transmission and first-in-class Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The diesel variant is equipped with the 1.5 L i-DTEC diesel engine from Earth Dreams Technology series in 6 speed Manual Transmission. The BR-V is also available in a segment-first ‘Paddle Shift’ option in the CVT variant.On the outside, the BR-V sports a bold and wide stance from the front, highlighted by projector headlamps and LED Position lamps. The BR-V’s rear is further enhanced by the Connected tail light design with LED Light Guide. The compact SUV rides on a uniquely styled all-new 16 inch aluminum wheels.The BR-V’s all black color theme interiors is enhanced by futuristic dashboard design with high quality material and a highly versatile, comfortable and spacious 3 row cabin. The Premium interiors have been further enhanced by use of Silver accents, Cool Mesh Design, Piano black finish on the Instrument panel.Convenience features on the BR-V include Push Button Start with Smart Entry, Integrated Bluetooth Audio System with ands Free Telephone (HFT) and Steering mounted controls for Audio, Automatic Air Conditioner and Power Foldable ORVMs to provide more convenience for the consumers. Similarly, the Multi Information Display (MID)allows the driver to monitor all important trip and vehicle information including Driving Range, Instantaneous and Average Fuel Efficiency, Ambient Temperature and Time. Further, an Eco lamp provides feedback to the driver during fuel-efficient driving.The BR-V is based on Honda’s Man Maximum Machine Minimum concept to create Maximum space for the occupants offering significantly high Headroom, Legroom and Knee room. At 4456 mm long, 1735 mm wide & 1666 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2662 mm, the Honda BR-V offers a generous boot space of 223 Litres which can be enhanced to 691 Litres in the 3rd row fold configuration. The car features a McPherson Strut suspension in the front and Torsion beam rear suspension.Safety features on the BR-V include Dual SRS Air Bags (standard offering across variants) along with host of other active and passive safety features like ABS with EBD and Pretentioner seat belts with load limiters.In India, the BR-V is available in 4 grades offered in petrol and diesel variants – E, S, V and VX with Manual Transmission. Additionally, the BR-V will be available in CVT in V petrol variant.