Honda BR-V to be showcased at Auto Expo 2016 – IAB Report
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Petrol engine gets new transmissions for Indonesian market.
While the Indonesian market got their first look at the Honda BR-V at the GIIAS show in Jakarta this August, the Indian audience can look forward to the Auto Expo 2016 to catch a first glimpse of the BR-V.
President & CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd. Mr. Katsushi Inoue, confirmed to Indian Autos Blog that the market launch of the BR-V will be held in the next financial year. Inoue further confirmed the availability of petrol and diesel engines for the Indian market.
The BR-V will first enter production at PT Honda Prospect’s Karawang plant in West Java, Indonesia, beginning early-2016. For the Indian market, the crossover is reported to enter prodution at Honda Cars India’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan beginning April 2016.
For both markets, the petrol engine of the BR-V will be carried over from the Honda City. The 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine will develop 118 hp and 145 Nm of torque. In Indonesia, this engine engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual or a newly-developed CVT.
For the Indian market, the BR-V will also use the 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine, though a report says that Honda is likely to choose a 1.6-liter i-DTEC engine specifically for the BR-V.