With the recent report on the Honda BR-V receiving 5-star safety rating from the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP), now we get you the video of the crash test for the upcoming Honda BR-V. The compact SUV made its first Indian premier at the 2016 Auto Expo in February, while the brand is inching closer to launch its 7-seater layout compact SUV.
Honda BR-V 7- seater variant scored well in the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) with 14.79 points out of 16. Variants without Electronic Stability Control (ESC) receive 4-Star rating whilst those with ESC is eligible for 5-Star. In the Child Occupant Protection (COP), BR-V achieved 4-Star rating with 72% compliance. Honda BR-V incorporates the same special body design structure, which is also used in Honda Amaze and Brio. The ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) Body Structure claims to evenly distribute the collision energy, redirecting it away from the passenger compartment, and at the same time, minimizing the damage to the other impacted vehicles.
Being the first offering of the compact SUV by the Japanese car manufacturer in India, the BR-V will be launched in both petrol and diesel versions. The car will be launched in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol will be the 1.5-litre iVTEC while the diesel will be the 1.5-litre iDTEC engine that currently powers the Honda City. The engines will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Expect Honda to introduce the CVT automatic gearbox variant post launch of the compact SUV.