Will be available with a 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine in addition to a petrol option.
Autocar India reports that the Honda BR-V will launch in India on May 5, following its unveil at the Auto Expo 2016. The Brio-based crossover will be manufactured in India, and is the first crossover in the product range to target the sub-15 Lakh range.
The exterior gets projector headlights with LED light guides, diamond-cut alloy wheels, roof rails, skid plates and a rear spoiler. Inside, the dashboard of the Honda BR-V is identical to the one in the recently-launched Honda Amaze facelift. Some of the features equipped in the BR-V would include ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, steering-mounted controls, automatic climate control, and an integrated Bluetooth-enabled music system.
One of the biggest selling points of the BR-V will be the third row seating option, which is not offered in any of its rivals in the market. With this feature, it is expected to cannibalize sales of its MPV sibling, the Honda Mobilio, which Honda doesn't plan to discontinue.
The 7-seat crossover is likely to offer the Honda City-sourced 1.5-liter petrol and diesel engines. The latter engine is expected to develop 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque, and will be paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, while the specifications of the former engine will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Rivals: Mahindra Scorpio, Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster
Expected release date: May 5, 2016
Expected price: INR 8.5-11.5 lakhs, ex-Showroom
[Source: Autocar India]