Honda India will launch the BR-V in the first quarter of next financial year if reports floating on the internet are to be believed. The BR-V, based on Brio platform is a crossover capable of seating 7 people and with competition starting to heat up, Honda wants to bring the car to India as soon as possible.
Honda in all probability will offer the BR-V with 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 a 5-speed Manual transmission and a 5-speed Continuous Variable Transmission variant.
Honda BR-V will not have 4×4 version and will come only with the front wheel drive version. The MPV has a ground clearance of 209mm. Dimension wise 2016 Honda BR-V stands 4455 mm long, 1735 mm wide and 1650 mm tall, with a 2660 mm long wheelbase.
The interiors on the car are premium and will be heavily inspired by the City sedan currently on sale. The BR-V will also be equipped with fog lamps, powered side mirrors,projector headlamps, and double blower air-conditioning. The second-row seats get a one-touch tumble feature, while the third row seats offer a 50:50 split and can be folded down.
“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.” said Honda at the launch of R-V in Thailand.
Currently, the company does not have an offering in this segment and would have to fight it out with existing MPV’s and a Maruti Suzuki WagonR 7 seater MPV which will be launched by Maruti Suzuki in the coming months.