Honda BR-V, launched on May 5, 2016 in India, has received 9000 bookings so far in the country. The compact SUV is now attracting a waiting period of 2 months. We earlier reported you that Honda BR-V had registered 4000 bookings in just 5 days of its launch. The Japanese automaker, in its sales report, announced that it has sold 2344 of the compact SUV in the month of May 2016. Though, it is quite less as compared to its chief rivals like Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.
Honda Cars India sold 9954 units in the month of May 2016 in domestic market against 13,431 units in the corresponding month last year. The best-seller for the company was the City sedan, of which 3305 units were sold. The Mobilio saw an all time low as just 126 units of the MPV were sold in the month of May. The Brio hatch too suffered badly as it sold only 228 units, sending a strong message to the company for a facelift. Coming to the BR-V SUV, it has not been able to garner the desired response from the auto aficionados in India as the company had hoped for. It is believed that the BR-V is slightly overpriced in the Indian market, as compared to the competition.
Having made its global debut at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2015, Honda BR-V is the only vehicle in its segment to offer three rows of seating. Also, yet another first-in-segment feature is the unique "Paddle Shift" option in the CVT variant. The compact SUV comes with dual front SRS airbags as standard safety feature across the entire variant line-up. Being developed at Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. located in Bangkok, Thailand, it has the segment-best ground clearance of 210mm. The BR-V was introduced in both petrol and diesel fuel trims in four trim levels: E, S, V, and VX. It was priced in a bracket of Rs. 8.75-12.90 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country.