Global deliveries of India-bound Honda BR-V commence – Report
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Makes its Indian premiere at the Auto Expo 2016.
The first deliveries of the Honda BR-V commenced in its launch market in Indonesia this month. PT Honda Prospect Motor, the Indonesian subsidiary of Honda, delivered the first 200 units of the BR-V on January 24, 2016, around two years after it started deliveries of the Honda Mobilio (Indonesia was also the launch market for the Mobilio, and the BR-V is based on the Mobilio’s platform).
For the Indonesian market, the Honda BR-V is available in four variants – S-MT, E-MT, E-CVT and Prestige CVT. All variants are powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine capable of 120 PS and 145 Nm of torque. The manual transmission is an all-new 6-speed gearbox, while the CVT has been specifically calibrated for the BR-V.
All variants get projector headlights and alloy wheels (195/60-R16 specification), whereas features like LED light guide, shark fin antenna and rear spoiler are reserved for higher models. Inside, a 6.1-inch touchscreen entertainment system with navigation and reverse camera complements the all-black interior and upholstery color.
On the safety front, ABS, EBD and dual front airbags are standardized across all variants, whereas VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) and Hill Start Assist are exclusive for the Prestige variant.
The Honda BR-V will have its Indian premiere next week at the Auto Expo 2016. Sales are expected to start in the first half of the calendar year.