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Honda BR-V CVT gets paddle shifters, petrol and diesel get 6 MT

Honda’s first compact crossover, Honda BR-V gears up to enter a competitive market where it will take on the likes of Mahindra Scorpio, Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. After driving the car in Japan in last year, Rushlane will drive the India-spec BR-V later this week. Ahead of that, Honda BR-V official specs have now been revealed.

Set to target buyers across urban India, Honda BR-V features class leading ground clearance of 210mm. It will stand 4,453~4,456 mm long, the longest in its class among compact SUVs and crossovers.

Exteriors will receive projector headlamps, wide chrome grille and round fog lamps while interiors will boast of class-leading space in a 7 seater arrangement. ABS will be offered as standard on the diesel BR-V but only on the higher level trims on the BR-V petrol.

Surprisingly, touchscreen infotainment system is missing from the India-spec variant. It could be launched at a later stage. Other features on offer are black leather seats, automatic climate control, steering mounted audio buttons and electrically adjustable outer rear view mirrors.

To be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options, the Honda BR-V will receive a 1.5-liter i-DTEC engine offering 100 hp power and 200 Nm torque mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox (6 forward, 1 reverse). This option delivers a claimed fuel economy of 21.9 kmpl.

Honda BR-V will also be offered with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine offering 119 PS power and 145 Nm torque. This option will be offered with both 6-speed manual and CVT gearbox. Fuel efficiency claimed by the manual gearbox is 15.4 kmpl while that by the CVT is 16 kmpl.

Honda BR-V CVT is also the first in class to get paddle shifters. Boot space with all three rows up stands at 223 liters, which increases to 691 liters when third row is folded. Turning radius stands at 5.3 meters, fuel tank capacity at 42 liters, while it runs on 195/60 R16 tyres.

Pricing of Honda BR-V is not yet revealed but estimates put it in the INR 8.5-11.5 lakhs bracket.

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