Honda BR-V likely to launch in May 2016 – What to expect

Long wait for the Honda BR-V will finally end in May 2016, as the company has begun the pre-launch promotional activities for the compact SUV.

By: | Updated: April 11, 2016 4:27 PM
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Long wait for the Honda BR-V will finally end in May 2016, as the company has begun the pre-launch promotional activities for the compact SUV. Set to rival Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and other compact SUVs available in the market, the BR-V will be the only 7-seater vehicle in its category.

Honda BR-V Expected Price

Since the BR-V is built on the extended Brio platform, which is developed locally, we expect the BR-V to be priced quite aggressively. Besides the platform, almost all other parts including engines, gearboxes etc are also being developed here that will help the company keep the cost under check. Though no official words on its pricing yet, we expect it to be priced between Rs 8 lakh - Rs 12 lakh.

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Honda BR-V Specifications

The BR-V is expected to be offered with the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel that do duty in the Mobilio. While the gasoline engine is good for 117bhp and 145Nm, the diesel unit develops 99bhp and 200Nm. Both the engines come mated a 5-speed manual transmission, though an automatic gearbox might also be on offer.

1.5-litre i-VTEC Petrol

Maximum Power - 117bhp

Maximum Torque - 145Nm

1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel

Maximum Power - 99bhp

Maximum Torque - 200Nm

Honda BR-V Mileage

Both the 1.5-litre i-VTEC and i-DTEC engines are known for their frugality, and we expect the BR-V too to be high on fuel efficiency. With the Mobilio, the petrol engine returns 17.3kmpl and the diesel does 24.5kmpl.

Honda BR-V Dimensions

As mentioned earlier, the BR-V is built on the extended Brio platform that also underpins the Mobilio. With 4455mm length, 1735mm width, 1650mm height and 2660mm wheelbase, Honda's compact SUV will be bigger than all of its rivals.

Length - 4455mm

Width - 1735mm

Height - 1650mm

Wheelbase - 2660mm

Tyre size - 16-inch

Ground clearance - 201mm

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