Honda BR-V - Auto Expo 2016

03/02/2016 - 16:05 | ,  ,   | Riza Rizvi

The BR-V is based on the Brio's platform.

Honda BR-V has made its Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2016, following its global debut at the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show.

Honda BR-V front three quarter Auto Expo 2016

Honda says that the BR-V is built on “Active Solid Motion” design philosophy. It features a tough exterior that is characterized by a high ground clearance, sleek roof rails, big alloy wheels, tailgate spoiler and striking tail lights.

The BR-V is based on the Brio's platform and has space for seven occupants, with seats laid out in a three-row configuration. The dimensions of the SUV are 4,455 mm, 1,735 mm and 1,650 mm in length, width and height respectively. It has a wheelbase of 2,660 mm and a ground clearance of more than 200 mm.

Honda BR-V rear three quarter Auto Expo 2016

The interior of the Indonesian-spec model is equipped with a 6-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, electrically-operated side mirrors and a 50:50 split for the third row of seats. The top-end of the BR-V is also equipped with safety features such as dual-front airbags, ABS, EBD and Hill Start Assist. These features are expected to be offered in India as well.

Honda BR-V taillamp Auto Expo 2016

The Indian version will come with 1.5L petrol and diesel engines married to 6-speed manual transmission as standard. The former engine produces 120 hp and 145 Nm in the Indonesia-spec BR-V, while the diesel engine is expected to churn out 100 hp and 200 Nm of peak torque.

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