Honda BR-V launches today

05/05/2016 - 08:39 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Dual front airbags standard on all variants of the BR-V.

Honda Cars India will launch the Honda BR-V in New Delhi today, at what the manufacturer claims will be competitive pricing. The BR-V, based on the same platform as that of the Honda Brio, will represent the Japanese car maker in the burgeoning compact SUV/crossover space.

Honda BR-V front quarter Auto Expo 2016
The Honda BR-V will be powered by 1.5L petrol and diesel engines.

For the Indian market, the Honda BR-V will be offered with 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The former will develop 119 PS and 145 Nm of torque and will come paired to an all-new 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT with paddle-shifters. The former claims an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of 15.4 km/l while the latter is good for 16 km/l.

The Honda BR-V's diesel engine is rated for 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque, and will be available solely with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of this engine is 21.9 km/l. Both, petrol and diesel, will be front-wheel drive offerings only.

Honda BR-V rear quarter Auto Expo 2016
The BR-V will rival the Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta on price.

The Honda BR-V will be offered in four grades - E, S, V and VX. The V grade in petrol trim will additionally get the option of the CVT. All variants will get dual front airbags as standard, whereas all diesel-powered variants additionally get ABS and EBD as part of the standard kit too.

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Price wise, the Honda BR-V will go up against the likes of the Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and the Maruti S-Cross.

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