Japanese car manufacturer, Honda is all set to launch its most anticipated compact SUV, the BR-V. The company has already started booking and has received 567 bookings in the month of April. Being the country's first 7-seater compact SUV, Honda BRV will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, and Nissan Terrano. It is expected to be priced in the range from Rs 9 lakh to Rs 13 lakh.
Based on the same platform that underpins the Amaze sedan, the Mobilio MPV and the second generation Brio, the BR-V measures 4,453mm in length, 1,735mm in width, and 1,666mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,662mm. Looking at the front, the compact SUV wears a bold appearance, featuring Projector headlamps with LED light guides and chrome inserts, skid plates, and roof rails that further integrated with rear spoilers. Inside, the BR-V shares the similar dashboard as you will see in the recently launched Honda Amaze facelift, integrated Bluetooth-enabled music system, steering mounted controls, automatic climate control and in terms of safety, it comes with ABS, EBD and dual front airbags.
Under the hood, the Honda BR-V would be using the same set of engines as the City sedan. The petrol variants would be powered by the company's trusted 1.5-litre 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine, while the diesel variants would get 1.5-litre 4-cylinder unit. Both the engines would be connected to a 6-speed manual transmission, while a CVT automatic gearbox would be available as optional.
Honda BR-V was awarded the highest 5-star safety rating by the ASEAN NCAP.