The BR-V is based on the Brio's platform, just like the Amaze and the Mobilio. Although it has an uncanny resemblance with the Mobilio MPV, Honda has provided the BR-V with a distinct identity. Sharing platforms and parts is common amongst the automakers. Let us see what the BR-V offers over the Mobilio since it is expected to be costlier than the MPV (check out our BRV price guess).
Standard 6-speed manual with both petrol and diesel
Unlike the Mobilio, the BR-V comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox with both the engines. For the petrol, it will debut a new six-speed transmission, since the City and the Mobilio only come with a five-speed unit with the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC. Moreover, the diesel’s top speed is not limited to 140 kmph as is the case with the Amaze and the Mobilio.
Petrol offers an option of CVT with paddle shifters
Besides the new six-speed manual for the petrol, the BR-V also offers an option of CVT (continuously-variable-transmission) with paddle shifters. It is similar to that of the City and the Jazz petrol automatic. And just like the rest of the petrol automatics from Honda, the BR-V auto returns a higher certified fuel efficiency of 16 kmpl compared to the manual’s — 15.4 kmpl.
210 mm of ground clearance and bigger tyres
The Mobilio rides 189 mm above the ground while the BR-V offers 210 mm of ground clearance — a healthy 21 mm more! It also has fatter and bigger tyres compared to the MPV — 195/60 R16 and 185/65 R15 respectively.
Don’t miss: Honda BR-V’s — First Drive LED taillights
Unlike the Mobilio, the BRV comes with LED light guides in the taillamps. Much like the global Hondas, A reflector strip joins the wrap around tail lights, giving the rear profile a wider appearance.
The new cabin is unquestionably a vital USP it has over the Mobilio. The latter was criticised for its Brio-derived dashboard. Honda has completely revamped the dash, which now looks inspired from its premium siblings — the City and the Jazz.
Source : CarDekho