Honda BR-V‘s 7-seat configuration was revealed in a presentation on the sidelines of its global debut which took place at Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS 2015). The three row seating configuration is sure to heighten its advantage over established compact crossovers like Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and Maruti S-Cross in India.
BR-V (Bold Runabout Vehicle) is based on the Brio platform which also underpins Amaze and Mobilio. The crossover features an interior design which is inspired by those of Jazz and City rather than that of Mobilio.
Honda says that BR-V has an appeal of an SUV and cabin space of an MPV. The presentation reveals the seating layout (2+3+2) and claims that the new Honda compact crossover SUV for Asian markets has the best-in-class third row space.
BR-V for India would be inheriting Mobilio’s powertrain lineup which includes a 118 PS 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a 100 PS 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor mated to a 5-speed manual transmission (City’s 6-speeder is also a viable candidate).
Honda Car India will be working on maximizing the localization level of BR-V in order to make it competitive in a market segment which is populated by heavily localized products. Expect the pricing to be between INR 8.5 and 12 lakhs (ex-showroom). Honda BR-V is likely to make its Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2016 in February.
Via – Paultan.org