Honda India is all set to launch the BR-V in India on May 5 2016. First showcased at the Auto Expo 2016, Honda BR-V will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano, Maruti S-cross and the recently launched new Renault Duster. Earlier, the Japanese manufacturer had also launched a digital teaser campaign named as #WhereNextWithBRV. Honda has commenced the production of the BR-V at its Tapukara facility, Rajasthan.
Honda BR-V is based on the same platform that underpins the Amaze sedan, the Mobilio MPV and the second generation Brio. The front fascia of the BR-V appears bold, featuring Projector headlamps with LED light guides and chrome inserts, skid plates, roof rails and a rear spoiler. While inside the BR-V, the dashboard is similar to that of the recently launched Honda Amaze facelift, automatic climate control, an integrated Bluetooth-enabled music system, steering-mounted controls, and in terms of safety, it gets ABS, EBD, dual front airbags.
Mechanically, the Honda BR-V will be offered in both petrol and diesel guises. Both the petrol and diesel powertrains would be sourced from the City sedan. The petrol variant is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine that produces 120 bhp of top power, while the diesel variants would get the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder i-DTEC engine, good for 99 bhp. Both the engine will be paired with a manual transmission as standard, while an automatic gearbox could be introduced at a later stage.