Honda Cars India today announced the launch of upgraded BRV VX variants. The upgraded variants now come with Honda Digipad AVN system. This is the same system which was launched in the new City first, and then launched in Amaze and Jazz.
The BR-V is priced in the same ballpark as the highly successful Hyundai Creta (at least the lower variants) and packs a lot of goodies to justify its premium pricing. Items like projector headlamps, dual airbags, ABS with EBD (diesel variants), touch sensitive AC controls, etc, are standard across the lineup. This new addition of Digipad is expected to boost sales during the festive season.
Speaking about the enriched Honda BR-V, Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Sr. Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd said, “We are delighted to introduce the enriched version of the BR-V for our customers in this festive season. The BR-V with Digipad, and other new features, adds to the model’s versatility and we are confident that this “Be Ready Vehicle” will complement the varied lifestyles of our customers.”
Based on the Mobilio platform, the BR-V features bolder design and crossover ensembles like black lower body cladding, roof rails and silver skid plates at both ends. The dashboard derives its design inspiration from the City. Powering the BR-V are the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and i-DTEC diesel engines. The petrol motor is good for 119 PS and 145 Nm of torque while the oil burner is capable of 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque. Standard transmission is a 6-speed manual unit but the petrol engine can also be specified with a stepped CVT with paddle shifts.
The revolutionary 17.7cm advanced infotainment system, with capacitive touch-screen – the DIGIPAD – is especially introduced to add an advanced and interactive appeal to the BR-V. It features:
· In-built satellite-linked 3D navigation
· My Storage internal media memory of 1.5GB
· Mirror Link support for smartphone connectivity
· Internet access for browsing, email and live traffic via optional Wifi receiver
· Voice commands for media, navigation and calling
· Smartphone voice assistant activation
· Bluetooth for hands-free telephone and audio streaming support
· AM/FM Digital radio tuner, MP3/WAV, i-Pod/i-phone compatible
· USB slots (2 Nos), Micro SD Card slots for maps and media (2 Nos.) & HDMI-IN port