Honda has officially released a trailer video for the BR-V in Indonesia. This new SUV will be coming to India this Auto Expo in February and it will be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options. Honda has mated this petrol engine with a six-speed manual transmission and even the diesel has the same transmission. The BR-V will be launched with an automatic option too on the petrol engine. This will be a CVT (continuously variable transmission).
The BR-V will be a seven-seater SUV that will be based on the Honda Mobilio platform. The Mobilio will be making its debut in the Indian car market sometime next year. This new SUV will get more of Hond City interiors than that on the Mobilio. Honda will have the BR-V lot mor premium than the Mobilio. In styling, it looks a lot more rugged and muscular when compared to the Mobilio.
Honda will not be introducing the BR-V with an all-wheel drive. It will be a front wheel drive and it will be priced at about INR 11-17 lakhs (on-road) pricing. This will be competing with the Tata Safari Storme, Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra XUV500, Renault Duster and the Hyundai Creta majorly. The advantage BR-V will have will be car-like driving despite the size.
Source : MotorOctane