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Honda BR-V bookings cross 9,000, waiting period increases

2016 Honda BR-V Review

Honda BR-V is off to a good start in the industry, but will the momentum sustain?

Honda Cars India, launched the new BR-V crossover in May at a starting price of INR 8.7 lakhs. Aimed at the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster, Honda aims to capture a good enough share in the segment with their new BR-V.

Honda BR-V sales in its first month stood at 2,344 units as against sales of Honda Mobilio of which the company sold 5,539 units in first month of its launch in August 2014.

2016 Honda BR-V Review

In the first 20-25 days, Honda has managed to sell 2,344 units of BR-V and record over 9,000 bookings. Though this is substantially less than the opening what Mobilio received in India, BR-V sales are expected to pick-up in the coming months, with approaching festive season. As compared to Honda BR-V, rivals Hyundai Creta received 32,000 bookings in just 22 days of launch.

Honda BR-V is offered in a choice of one petrol and one diesel engine. This is in the form of 1.5 liter iVTEC petrol generating 119 PS and 145 Nm; and a 1.5 liter iDTEC generating 100 PS and 200 Nm.

2016 Honda BR-V Review

Transmission is taken care by a 6 speed MT or a CVT with paddle shifters for the petrol variant, while the diesel gets a 6 speed MT only.


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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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