Honda BR-V to launch in late-2016 – Philippines

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Went on sale in Indonesia (its first market) last week.

According to a report on Manila Times, the Honda BR-V could be introduced in the Philippines in late-2016, to fill a potential gap between the Mobilio MPV and the HR-V compact SUV.

Honda BR-V front three quarter left at Thai Motor Expo 2015
The Honda BR-V will be slotted in between the Honda Mobilio MPV and the Honda HR-V compact SUV in Philippines.

The BR-V, which was revealed in August this year at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Motor Show (GIIMS), was launched in Indonesia last week at prices ranging from IDR 226,500,000 (INR 10.93 lakhs) to IDR 261,500,000 (INR 12.63 lakhs). It is offered in four variants: S MT, E MT, E CVT and E Prestige CVT.

Honda BR-V rear at Thai Motor Expo 2015
The Honda BR-V has been launched in Indonesia in four variants comprising of two manual and two CVT (automatic) models.

For the Indonesian market, the BR-V is powered by the 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine that is capable of producing 120 PS and 145 Nm of torque. The transmission options include a new 6-speed manual and a CVT unit. Earlier in the month, Honda announced that it will also introduce the BR-V for Thailand next year, though the engine will be modified to run on E85. The BR-V made its Thai premiere at the Thailand International Motor Expo which started on December 1, 2015.

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For the Indian market, the BR-V will be introduced next year with the 1.5-liter petrol and diesel engines. According to reports, its market launch will take place in the first half of 2016 after a showcasing at the Auto Expo 2016.

Honda BR-V at the 2015 Thailand Motor Expo – Image Gallery

[Source – ManilaTimes]

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