Autocar India reports that the Honda BR-V crossover is set to go on sale in India on May 5. The 7-seater which will rival the likes of Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in February.
Based on the Brio modular platform which also underpins the Amaze and Mobilio, the BR-V would benefit from high levels of localization. Essentially a spruced up version of the Mobilio, the BR-V adopts an SUV-ish front fascia with unmissable chrome appointments. Quintessential crossover elements like silver skid plates, wheel arch cladding, roof rails, etc, make their presence felt.
The BR-V derives its dashboard design from the City (like the facelifted Amaze and Brio). The top-end variant will offer a touchscreen AVN system. We expect the 7-seater to come with standard ABS and dual front airbags.
The 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines from the Mobilio and City will constitute the engine lineup. While the petrol mill expected to be available with a 5-speed MT and a CVT, it remains to be seen whether the oil burner will adopt the Mobilio’s 5-speed MT or the City’s 6-speed MT.
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The Honda BR-V will be manufactured at the company’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. Pricing is expected to be slightly higher than that of its MPV sibling.
Via – AutocarIndia.com