India-bound Honda BR-V to launch in Q1 2016 in Thailand – Report

Posted on: Nov 10, 2015 - 12:28am IST

Will be showcased in India at the Auto Expo 2016.

The Honda BR-V will be launched in Thailand during Q1 2016, following the 7-seater’s launch in Indonesia, reports Bangkok Post. The Honda BR-V will be locally assembled at the company’s plant in Ayutthaya.

Honda BR-V front quarter Prototype
The Honda BR-V will be locally assembled at the company’s plant in Ayutthaya.

The BR-V will be shown to the Thai public at the 2015 Thailand Motor Expo next month, along with the final tech specs and features. The report also states that the bookings will be accepted during the motor show.

The Indonesian-spec Honda BR-V gets a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine that is capable of 120 PS and 145 Nm of torque, and paired to a 6-speed manual transmission or CVT, which could be the engine used for the Thai market, with flex-fuel capability. A 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine will also be available for diesel-friendly markets such as India, where the BR-V will go on sale next financial year.

Honda BR-V rear quarters at Twin Ring Motegi
The Honda BR-V will be shown to the public at the 2015 Thailand Motor Expo next month.

In Indonesia, the BR-V will be priced between Rp. 230 million to Rp. 265 million (INR 10.83 lakhs and INR 12.48 lakhs), when launched early next year. Currently, the company has already received close to 4,000 bookings from people who haven’t even test-driven the 7-seater.

Honda BR-V prototype- Image Gallery

[Source: Bangkok Post]

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