Just recently, Honda India has released the official photos of their newest compact SUV in their latest digital teaser with the hashtag #WhereNextWithBRV. The company branch had decided to release the official photos ahead of time, despite the fact that the latest compact SUV, which is named Honda BR-V compact SUV, will be released later on May 5. The company also plans to showcase the vehicle in various cities as a part of their marketing campaign. And needless to say, this marketing strategy has definitely got the curious eyes of the car experts and enthusiasts.
Based mainly on the Brio hatchback platform, which is a long-time hatchback platform used by the company when designing and making new compact SUVs, experts are quick to point out that the BR-V had taken most of its design from Mobilio MPV. Once released this May, the BR-V is known to be competing with both Renault Duster facelift and Hyundai Creta.
Under the Hood
Featuring a 1.5-liter engine which either comes in petrol or diesel versions, there are two different BR-V performances, which mainly depend on the type of engine you choose. The petrol version is known to run at 117 British horsepower and 146 joules of torque, while the diesel version runs in 99 British horsepower and 200 joules of torque. As you can see, the petrol version is considerably greater when it comes to overall speed while the diesel version excels when it comes to throttle power. Both of the engine versions’ performances are tested and documented, as displayed during the BR-V’s journey in Rajasthan state. As a matter of fact, Honda is still asking its social media followers where should the BR-V be taken next.
Exterior and Interior
Having the Mobilio MPV design, the Honda BR-V’s side profile has a black plastic under its body cladding, large roof rails, large character line and 16-inch sporty alloys. In addition to that, the Indian-bound model version includes ABS with EBD, Hill Start Assist, Dual SRS Airbags and Vehicle Stability Assist Features.
The company has revealed that the Honda BR-V is said to be released on May 5 this year at the price of Rs. 10 – 15 Lakh.
- Category : Compact SUV
- Engine : 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC petrol or 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel
- Transmission : 5-speed manual for petrol; or continuously variable automatic for diesel
- Power : 117 bhp for petrol; 99 bhp for diesel
- Torque : 146 Nm for petrol; 200 Nm for diesel
- Price : Rs. 10 – 15 Lakh