Introduces a new 6MT gearbox in India.
The recently-launched Honda BR-V has secured over 4,000 bookings since April 16. The market launch of the BR-V took place on May 5, and the prices range from INR 8.75 lakhs to INR 11.99 lakhs for petrol and INR 9.9 lakhs to INR 12.9 lakhs for diesel, ex-Showroom, New Delhi.
Price wise, the Honda BR-V competes with the top-end variants of the Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza, which are positioned in a segment lower, and with compact SUVs like the Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta. The Mahindra Scorpio too is a worthy adversary given its 7-seater status.
For the Indian market, the Honda BR-V is offered with 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engines from the EarthDreams family. The petrol is paired to an all-new 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT with paddle shifters, whereas the diesel comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox only.
The 119 PS/145 Nm petrol engine claims a mileage of 15.4 km/l with a manual transmission and 16 km/l with the CVT. The diesel on the other hand, which makes 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque, delivers a mileage of 21.9 km/l.
Standard equipment on the BR-V includes dual front airbags, projector headlights and ABS (diesel only). However, even top-end variants do not get a reverse camera or rear parking sensors, leave alone a touchscreen entertainment system.