The Mobilio-based compact SUV, Honda BR-V might be showcased at the upcoming 2016 Indian Auto Expo, which will be held in Greater noida from 5th to 9th of February. The car will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Maruti S-Cross, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and others.
The compact SUV features a complete aesthetic revamp as compared to the MPV, which spawned it. On the outside, BR-V flaunts projector headlamps, DRLs, diamond cut alloys and a completely redesigned front fascia.
The same story continues on the inside. Inside the cabin of BR-V, one gets creature comforts like a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, foldable third row seats, rear parking camera and electrically controlled wing mirrors, etc.
Under the hood, one might get engine options that will include a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, which will produce 120PS of power output @6600rpm and 145Nm of peak torque @4600rpm. The petrol mill will go head-to-head with the one seen in Creta and the sole option for Honda BR-V would capitalise on the practicality aspect bestowed by third row seating.
The diesel mill might be shared with those seen in Amaze compact sedan and Jazz hatchback i.e. the 1.5-liter i-DTEC unit, capable of producing 100PS @3600rpm and 200Nm @1750rpm. Honda might tweak the engine to provide an enhanced power stat, but if the stock unit is incorporated, then the Japanese offering will be overshadowed by the competition.
The powerplants will come mated to Honda’s six-speed automatic transmission.
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Source : CarDekho