Honda has officially pulled the wraps off of new compact SUV BRV Honda 2015 prototype at the 2015 GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) today. We reported regarding the leaked pictures of the car earlier.
Honda , with the launch of the prototype has declared that the car will be launched in the first half in the Indonesian market which will be followed by by launch in the other markets. BR-V is a seven seater SUV which is built on the Brio platform mostly for the developing markets. According to Honda, BR-V features the combination of an SUV appearance and handling and great utility and the spacious cabin of an MPV.
Honda is expected to offer BR-V with the same engine and transmission options as seen on board the new City. This will be in the form of a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol generating 118 PS and 145 Nm torque with the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor generating 100 PS power and 200 Nm torque. Transmission options will include 5 speed MT and CVT variant . The car will not have 4×4 version and will come only with the front wheel drive version. The ground clearance will be a healthy 209mm.
The interiors on the car are premium and will be heavily inspired by the City sedan currently on sale if we go by the leaked spy shots. The interiors were blacked out on the prototype. Honda says “interior design is designed to look tough and premium. Interior Honda BR-V presents a spacious cabin in its class and the highest comfort. Interior quality is reflected in every element that gives maximum comfort and luxury, with advanced features such as Multi-Information Display.”
Honda BR-V will be priced starting 230 million IDR (Rs 10.8 lakh) for the base version, while the top-end will cost 265 million IDR (Rs 12.5 lakh) . We expect Indian launch at the Delhi Auto Expo in January. Stay tuned for more updates.